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This guide highlights key information and resources for chemistry research.

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Patents in SciFinder

Patents form a major part of the chemical literature. If the patent you're looking for is in any way chemical- or pharmaceutical-related, even remotely, SciFinder is by far the best starting point.

Not sure how to search for patents in SciFinder? Check out these online tutorials.

Understanding patents

Patent searching @ Duke

Patent searching on the Web

Duke online patent learning module

Duke Learning Innovation and Duke Libraries collaborated to create an online learning module about patents. The Patents 101 module is located in Sakai and is available to all Duke users and guests with NetIDs or OneLink accounts.  If all sections are viewed, it takes about 90 minutes, but users only need to review the information relevant to them.   Please check it out and let us know if you have any questions.