How to Cite Patents - Databases including patents and Bibliographic Citation Software - Draft

DATABASES THAT INCLUDE PATENTS THAT CAN EXPORT RECORDS TO BIBLIOGRAPHIC CITATION MANAGEMENT SOFTWARE

BIOSIS has export options for EndNote and Refworks - You can import references from the Official Gazette

Derwent Innovations Index (ISI Web of Knowledge's patent product) has export options for EndNote and Refworks, as well as tab-delimited text files.

Engineering Village, Elsevier offers US and EPO patent searching, which can be downloaded
to:
• RIS, EndNote, ProCite, Reference Manager
• BibTex format
• RefWorks direct import
• Plain text format (ASCII)

ProQuest Materials Research database can export bib information from patents. Here is a link to Jan Comfort's LibGuide that gives instructions: http://clemson.libguides.com/advanced_patent_searching. Under the tab "Downloading Patents” is a series of PowerPoint slides with screenshots.

BIBLIOGRAPHIC CITATION MANAGEMENT SOFTWARE

Michael White at Queens University has provided a detailed Comparison of Reference Managers and Supported Patent Databases and File Formats that compares Mendeley, Refworks, Wizfolio and Zotero.

EndNote, now with a free web-based service, has support for patents.

Thank you to the following Contributors for their suggestions!
Jan Comfort
Donna Hopkins
Mike White
Andrew Wohrley
David Zwicky