Global Patents Reference Center

Global Patents Reference Center makes patent research easy. The database contains millions of full-text patent records and citations from patent authorities around the world. 

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At a Glance

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Features Include

  • More than 98 million patent records and growing
  • More than 52 million full-text patents
  • Updated monthly
  • Unlimited usage
  • Access via the familiar EBSCOhost or EBSCO Discovery Service platforms
  • Ability to integrate non-patent content with the patent content in a single prior art search

Patent Authority List

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Subjects Include

  • Aircraft and aviation
  • Biotechnology
  • Computer science
  • Electronics
  • Energy
  • Engineering
  • Food science
  • Manufacturing
  • Pharmaceuticals
  • Technology

Essential Access to Current Patents

Updated monthly, Global Patents Reference Center features content from established patent search services, ensuring that researchers have the most up-to-date patent information. 

Global Patents Reference Center's accessibility and interface make it easy for any users to conduct a preliminary patent search, something complex patent search applications cannot provide. Researchers can access the database to gain valuable insights only patents can offer. This kind of accessibility along with unlimited usage saves time and helps users create an accurate research landscape.

Patents and Non-patent Literature Combined for Powerful Prior Art Searching

Global Patents Reference Center can be integrated with the largest collection of non-patent literature available today. Search patents along with millions of full text scientific, technical, engineering and medical journals, leading indexes, reports, e-books and more.