A brief summary or description of the essential content from the source
Items in a library collection. For example, a library's online catalog would
show whether the source publication is held in the library's collection.
Refers to creations of the mind such as inventions, trademarks, literary and
artistic works, symbols, images, architectural designs, and so forth. Patents
are one way of protecting intellectual property; copyrights and trademarks are
other ways of protecting intellectual property.
The International Standard Book Number is a unique identifier that identifies
a work's national, geographic, or language, along with the publisher, title,
edition, and volume number. The format is a 10-digit number that contains 3
hyphens (-). The last digit is a check character, which may be a number or X.
The position of the hyphens can vary for each ISBN. Example:
The International Standard Serial Number is a unique number that identifies
the source publication. The format is four numbers, a hyphen (-), three numbers,
and then a check character that may be a number or X. Example:
Keywords are words or phrases that describe the content of an article.
They are provided by the author(s) of the source article. They are taken
directly from source article and are identified as keywords in the source
KeyWords Plus® are index terms created by Thomson Reuters
in which the terms are derived from the titles of articles cited by the author
of the article being indexed. KeyWords Plus augments traditional
keyword or title retrieval.
A list of records that you marked from either the Results page or the Full
Record page. Once you add records to the Marked List, you can later print, save,
e-mail, order, or export some or all of those records. You have the option
to select records from the Total Records table to output or you can
select records from a specific product database.
A patent is a document that defines the rights conferred by law to an
inventor of a published specification. The inventor has the exclusive right to
make use of and exploit the invention for a limited period of time. A patent
must be obtained in each country where patent protection is sought.
Did You Know ... Patents are a form of intellectual property
protection. They should not be confused with trademarks, servicemarks, and
copyrighted material, which are other forms of protection of intellectual
The individual(s) or corporate body to whom all or limited rights of a patent
are legally transferred.
A patent number is a unique identifier of a patent that is assigned to each
patent document by the patent-issuing authority. It includes a two-character
country code identifying the publishing authority, followed by a serial number
(up to 10 characters). Example: US 6569107
Search aids are tools that allow you to select predefined names, terms, or
codes and automatically add them with the appropriate syntax to a search query.
Search aids allow you to quickly and easily achieve consistent search results.
A set combination consists of two or more set numbers that you can run as a
unique search query. For example, #1 AND #3 combines the
results of set 1 and set 3 to form a single query. Set numbers appear under the
Set column in the Search History table.
You can also enter a single set number alone to refresh the results of a
previous search. In this instance, you may also want to change the timespan,
languages, document types, literature types, and Taxa Notes.
An article, patent, book, or other work represented by a record in the
product database. May also be referred to as "source publication" or "source