Patenting an invention is only one small piece of the spectrum of tasks necessary to develop a product and take it to market. Here are a few of the other resources the Libraries offers to help with other steps in the process. The categories below may overlap.
|Science & Technology||Research & Development||Business & Marketing||Company Information|
|Information on the pure science and technologies that make new products possible||Information on science and technology specific to an industry or broad academic discipline||Business, marketing, and political news and events||Financial and other data on individual companies|
|In many cases may cross over multiple disciplines||Pertinent to the research and development of new products||Used to analyze new products, find markets, and review trade policies||Used to assess company health, industry position, and investment opportunities|
|PubMed||Compendex||Business Source Premier||LexisNexis
|SciFinder Scholar||Textile Technology Index||LexisNexis
(News and statistics)
|Web of Science||BioEngineering Abstracts||Global Insight||Standard & Poor’s NetAdvantage|
|INSPEC||FSTA||Frost & Sullivan||Thomson One Banker|
|Agricola||IHS Specs & Standards||Euromonitor GMID Passport||ThomasNet|
|GeoRef||USPTO's databases EPO's databases||Mintel||IBISWorld|
|Derwent Innovations Index||More information is also available in the
Business Research Guides
Note: many of these databases are applicable for more than one phase of product development. Please contact a librarian if you need help finding an appropriate database.