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Upcoming Workshop: Patents, Exploring the World of Invention

May 10th, 5 PM-6 PM
W.W. Hagerty Library, L14

Learn how to use patent search engines such as the USPTO website and Google Patents.

Engineering 103 workshops and reference consultations

Get research assistance for your Engineering 103 project. Schedule a library consultation with Jay Bhatt, Liaison Librarian for Engineering. Visit the Libraries' Engineering Research Guides and click on the "Book a Reference Consultation" button below the chat widget.

Libraries Announces Spring 2012 Workshop Schedule

The Libraries will host the following workshops during the Spring 2012 term. Locations, presenters, times and dates are included below. Use the link in the workshop title to register for a workshop.

Medical Device Design

Intellectual Property, Medical Devices, Design and Technology Commercialization

Research: Body Synthetic - Cardiovascular Engineering, Tissue Engineering, and Biomedica Mechanics

Books on Medical Devices To find  books on ‘Medical Devices’, search in our online catalog using Advanced Keyword searching and using the term 'Medical Device*'. See also:

Using Summon: Try Summon to find books, articles and more. See also What is Summon? How can I use it?

  • Click on Articles & More Tab in the Library Home page
  • For example, type ‘Stem Cells’ and click on Search Library link.
  • Refine your search results by selecting an option from the left column. For example, select ‘ebook’ option. You will see a listing with links to  electronic books.
  • Try Summon for quick search. For more in depth search, explore the resources below.

Patent Searching

  • United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) The USPTO offers web access to bibliographic and full-text patent databases. These databases provide full-text of patents from 1976 to the present and full page images from 1790 to the present.
  • Fresh Patents Provides access to the latest published US patent applications each week BEFORE the USPTO decision to grant/deny.
  • Given a patent number, will return a free, pdf formated version of the patent.
  • The Google Patent Search covers the entire collection of patents made available by the USPTO—from patents issued in the 1790s to present.
  • WIPO GOLD is a free public resource which provides a one-stop gateway to WIPO’s global collections of searchable IP data. It aims to facilitate universal access to IP information
  • The Top 10 Biosimilar Players:  (Note: Search in 'Business Insights' database and use keyword 'patent' to locate this and other reports on patents)

Using Scirus: Nanotechnology Patent Searching

Scirus is a comprehensive science and engineering specific search engine that searches open-access websites as well as peer-reviewed content from publisher sites. You can also search and retrieve patents using Scirus.

Revisiting Patent Resources

Queen's University engineering librarian Michael White runs The Patent Librarian's Notebook, a very important resource for anyone interested in finding and making sense of patent information.

See Patent Database Review for latest update on  patent information resources.
Source: John Dupuis in his blog 'Confessions of a Science Librarian'

Ed Eckel from Westerm Michig

DeviceSpace - Medical Device and Diagnostics News & Jobs

DeviceSpace is the premier online community for the Medical Device and Diagnostics industries. features a comprehensive Career Network for industry professionals and employers, and delivers through user-friendly navigation daily news, events, company profiles, stocks, blogs and other relevant information from the sector. DeviceSpace also hosts Medical Device Career Fairs throughout the US.

What is Scifinder Scholar? How do I access it?

SciFinder Scholar is a research discovery tool that allows you to access a wide diversity of research from many scientific disciplines, including biomedical sciences, chemistry, chemical engineering, material science, agricultural science, and many others. It provides search interface for access to Chemical Abstracts online. Chemical Abstracts covers the published scientific research in chemistry, and offers searching by author name, research topic, substance identifier, chemical structure, or chemical reaction.

Presentation on Job Searching for Biomedical Engineering students

Presentation on Job Searching for Biomedical Engineering students is now available from the main Engineering Reference Page

Special Presentations:

* CAEE Research Presentation

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