index

index

Glossary

Abstract

A brief summary or description of the essential content from the source document.

index

Holdings

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.

index

Intellectual Property

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.

index

ISBN

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: 2-7380-1000-8

index

ISSN

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: 0002-9262

index

Keywords

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 articles.

index

Keywords Plus

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.

index

Marked List

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.

index

Patent

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 property.

index

Patent Assignee

The individual(s) or corporate body to whom all or limited rights of a patent are legally transferred.

index

Patent Number

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

index

Search Aid

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.

index

Set Combination

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.

index

Source Document

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 record".