Electronic Non-Patent Literature Available at the USPTO

The Scientific and Technical Information (STIC) provides examiners access to Non-Patent Literature (NPL) through multiple electronic tools purchased from various publishers. These tools are available to examiners, organized by technology center (TC), on the NPL web page which is located on the Patent Examiner's Toolkit. NPL encompasses all the TC subject areas and includes electronic books, periodicals, conferences, standards, dissertations, and much more. STIC currently subscribes to 78,000+ electronic journals and over 359,000 electronic books in full text. The following charts provide a sampling of e-journal and e-book resources available to examiners.

As of February 18, 2021

Major Publishers of Electronic Non-Patent Literature Available at USPTO - Electronic Books

 

PublishereBook Count
ACM Digital Library10,214
AIAA Aerospace Research Central1,172
AIP Scitation2,303
ASME Digital Collection1,233
American Chemical Society2,043
American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics289
BioOne48
CREDOreference50
Cold Spring Harbor60
EBSCO Publishing6,931
Elsevier ScienceDirect9,037
Hein Online155,751
Highwire Press43
IEEE Xplore88,267
Informa Healthcare661
IngentaConnect3
Institution of Engineering and Technology18
NCBI5,062
National Library of Medicine1
O'Reilly Media, Inc46,755
Ovid2
Oxford University Press685
ProQuest Info & Learning Co2,705
Royal Society of Chemistry936
SPIE Digital Library11,872
Springer134,662
Taylor and Francis Online19,993
Wiley Online Library83

Major Publishers of Electronic Non-Patent Literature Available at USPTO - Electronic Journals

 

PublisherJournal Count
ACM Digital Library170
AIAA Aerospace Research Central15
AIP Scitation16
Allen Press3
American Association for the Advancement of Science5
American Association of Immunologists5
American Association of Neurological Surgeons5
American Chemical Society138
American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics9
American Mathematical Society6
American Medical Association14
American Nuclear Society4
American Physical Society36
American Physiological Society10
American Phytopathological Society3
American Roentgen Ray Society2
American Society for Cell Biology1
American Society For Clinical Investigation1
American Society of Clinical Oncology1
American Society of Hematology1
American Veterinary Medical Association2
Annual Reviews52
ARVO Publishing2
ASME Digital Collection31
Audio Engineering Society1
Bentham Science Publishers3
BioOne225
Bioscientifica5
BMJ Online5
Cambridge University Press11
Clinical and Experimental Rheumatology1
CSIRO1
EBSCO Publishing62,052
Elsevier ScienceDirect3,531
Frontiers in Bioscience3
Hein Online3,369
Highwire Press135
Hindawi3
IEEE Xplore6,362
IngentaConnect231
Institute of Physics142
IOS Press1
John Libbey EUROTEXT1
J-STAGE4
JSTOR186
Karger3
Mary Ann Liebert Publishers65
MedicinesComplete1
Microbiology Society6
MIT Libraries1
National Academy of Sciences (U.S.)1
National Library of Medicine1
Nature36
NCBI10
New England Journal of Medicine3
Optical Society of America41
Ovid133
Oxford University Press142
Penton Media6
Portland Press6
PubMed Central205
Radiation Research Society1
Royal Society of Chemistry148
SAGE678
Scientific.net Journals2
Society Of Exploration Geophysicists2
Society of Petroleum Engineers28
Spandidos8
SPIE Digital Library16
Springer2,474
Taylor and Francis Online310
The Chemical Society Of Japan2
Thieme Connect7
Walter De Gruyter Publishing6
Wiley Online Library758

Disclaimer

Patent examiners are not required to search every listed resource in the examination of an application. The examiner will determine the most appropriate resources for that application by relying upon their professional judgment and assessment of disclosed and claimed subject matter in the application under consideration.