The left side navigation of this webpage (i.e. guide) has a number of tabs that link to information about subject specific article databases, websites, e-books, etc. that can be accessed through the Library; links to international information resources; information that will allow you to review principles of research and how to find stuff (handouts, tutorials, videos, homework suggestions, specific database instruction); and the many ways to get help with research and assignments. Please be aware that many of these resources are only available to the Cal Poly community and require portal credentials for access.
Reaxys is a chemistry database that also includes 2M chemical patents. Reaxys search tools are intuitive and easy to use, including chemical structure drawing, a query builder, and synthesis planner. Learn more.
Use the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) IP Portal PATENTSCOPE to search 100 million patent documents including more than 4 million published international patent applications from 72 national and regional patent offices. Machine translations are available fro some documents.
Covers the entire collection of issued patents and millions of patent application made available by the USPTO, from patents issued in the 1790s through those most recently issued in the past few months.
The Lens is a free and open-source patent search tool that searches across multiple patent and scholarly research databases in over 95 different jurisdictions. Search capabilities offer advanced Boolean functions, structured search, biological search, classification search, filtering and more.