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Patents & Standards

A patent is a document usually handled by a government agency that gives the holder exclusive rights to a process, design or new invention for a designated period of time. Patents are important documents for currency and historical reasons. A list of patent databases is available for searching with full text patents usually available for downloading. 

Patent coverage in SciFinder is extensive and fast-tracked for major patent suppliers, approximately 23% of all SciFinder records are patents. Our library does not subscribe to the PatentPak viewer service which provides additional SciFinder support for viewing patent information, chemicals and related research. Reaxys tracks retrospective and current manual patents from different patent offices. 

Queen's University Michael White is a librarian with patent expertise and has created a guide for all things patents. Check it out for sources, information and data. 

Standards - check them out to find a standard or if needed - to order one, connect with me before ordering, I may be able to get it for you. 

Chemistry Patent databases