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Chemistry: Patent Searching

Library resources for classes taught through the Department of Chemistry

Patent Searching Tutorials

Places to search for patents and patent information

ACS Patent Information

SciFinder Scholar

CAS covers patents from patent offices around the world.  Patent records, meeting CAS selection criteria, from 9 of the major patent offices worldwide are available online in CAplusSM within 2 days of the patents' issuance, and full indexed by CAS scientists in less than 27 days from the date of issue.

Patents are selected from over 23,000 International Patent Classification (IPC) codes and U.S. National Patent Classification Codes.

Please note that SciFinder Scholar can only be accessed on particular computers within the library and in the Chemistry Dept. computer lab.  For more information, please contact me directly.