Note: This is the first draft. I would appreciate suggestions. The contributors listed below have been a great start for the important task of identifying how to best cite patent resources.
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
• 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!