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Embase and EmCare Thesaurus Updates

A thesaurus update for Embase and EMCare on ProQuest Dialog took place Friday September 21, 2018 between 4:00 p.m. and 5:30 p.m. Eastern Time.

Embase and EMCare now include the new and changed Emtree vocabulary terms from Emtree: the Life Science Thesaurus. You may need to update your search and alert strategies with the new terms. You can find more information on the following pages:

More information on Embase indexing can be found in the Embase Indexing Guide and the ProQuest Dialog Embase ProSheet.

We plan to update the Embase/EMCare thesaurus three times per year from now on, in September, January and May.

If you have any questions, please contact your account manager or email us at customer@dialog.com.

 

Past Notifications and Updates:
August 2018 | June 2018 | February 2018 | January 2018 | November 2017 | October 2017 | July 2017 | June 2017 | May 2017 | April 2017 | March 2017 | February 2017 | January 2017 | December 2016 | October 2016 | September 2016 | August 2016 | June 2016 | May 2016 | April 2016 | February 2016 | January 2016 | July 2015 | April 2015 | March 2015 | February 2015 | December 2014 | November 2014

August 2018

2018 TULSA™ (Petroleum Abstracts) reload on ProQuest Dialog

Every year, TULSA (Petroleum Abstracts) is reloaded to implement the newest version of its thesaurus. The 2018 reload of the database will be completed by August 5, 2018.

You may want to update your alerts and searches to include appropriate new terms from the 2017 thesaurus. This list of 457 new terms includes Exploration & Production terms (group 1), Geographics (groups 2 and 5), Companies (group 3) and Chemicals (group 4). View the list of new preferred terms and synonyms.

Changes in the thesaurus are applied to the backfile. If a term has previously been used, but is determined not to be the best usage, it is made invalid and a new term is created. The backfile is then modified by replacing the old term with the new one.

TULSA will be available during the reload and no functionality will be affected. If you have any questions, please contact your account manager or email customer@dialog.com.


June 2018

New ProQuest Dialog Login Screen

The next time you log into ProQuest Dialog, you’ll notice that our login screen has a new look.

ProQuest Dialog Login

This update prepares ProQuest Dialog for future Single Sign On (SSO) enhancements and other upgrades.

Nothing will change on your end at this time. If your account is configured for IP Authentication or Single Sign On, you will be logged in automatically. If not, you should continue to log in with your institutional account or My Research account. The links in the page footer have not changed.

The old login page is still available.

Please contact support with any questions. Thank you!


February 2018

Embase and EMCare Reloads: February 16

The annual Embase® and EMCare® reloads on ProQuest Dialog will take place on Friday, February 16, between 10:00 p.m. and 11:30 p.m. ET, giving you access to the most current versions of the thesaurus for these databases.

Embase and EMCare will include the new 2018 and changed Emtree vocabulary terms (Emtree: the Life Science Thesaurus). Following the reload, you may need to update your search and alert strategies with the new terms. Click the links for more information:

Further information on Embase indexing can be found in the Embase Indexing Guide and the ProQuest Dialog Embase ProSheet.

If you have any questions please contact your account manager or email us at customer@dialog.com.


January 2018

Information from National Library of Medicine on U.S. Government shutdown

The National Library of Medicine, which supplies us with the MEDLINE and ToxFile databases, has made the following announcement on its website today, January 22 2018:

Because of a lapse in government funding, the information on this website may not be up to date, transactions submitted via the website may not be processed, and the agency may not be able to respond to inquiries until appropriations are enacted.
The NIH Clinical Center (the research hospital of NIH) is open. For more details about its operating status, please visit cc.nih.gov.
Updates regarding government operating status and resumption of normal operations can be found at USA.gov.”

While this notice does not specifically mention any delays with updating MEDLINE or Toxfile, we cannot rule this out. If you would like more information about the latest updates to MEDLINE and ToxFile, please contact us.


MEDLINE and ToxFile reload 2018: now complete

Every year, MEDLINE® and ToxFile® are reloaded on ProQuest Dialog when the National Library of Medicine (NLM) re-indexes relevant documents from the whole database with changed medical terms. The 2018 reload of MEDLINE and ToxFile was completed on Sunday, January 14.

All documents in MEDLINE and ToxFile now reflect 2018 changes. You may need to update your searches and alerts with the 2018 MeSH vocabulary.

MeSH vocabulary changes for 2018

Information on the 2018 MeSH vocabulary from the NLM can be found here.

One example of a significant change in 2018 is that contraindications, or CT, is no longer used as a qualifier/subheading. This term has been promoted to a full, explodable MeSH term: mesh.exact(Contraindications), which has two narrower terms – mesh.exact("Contraindications, drug") and mesh.exact("Contraindications, procedure"). You will need to update appropriate alert strategies for continued retrieval of this concept.

The MEDLINE ProSheet has been updated to reflect these changes.

If you have any questions about these changes, please contact your account manager or email customer@dialog.com.


MEDLINE updates on ProQuest Dialog

New documents from the National Library of Medicine now use the 2018 MeSH terms. From now until the reload is complete on ProQuest Dialog in mid-January, you may need to search using both 2018 and 2017 MeSH terms. More information about the MeSH changes can be found here:
What's New for 2018 MeSH

We will provide you with additional information as we get closer to the 2018 MEDLINE reload. If you have any questions, please contact your account manager or email customer@dialog.com.


November 2017

MEDLINE annual reload preparations begin

The National Library of Medicine (NLM) is currently preparing for its annual MEDLINE reload. The first stage is a temporary halt in the supply of fully indexed documents, which is scheduled as follows:

For information on the changes in the 2018 MeSH, see https://www.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/filelist.html.

We will keep you informed during all next stages of the reload. Please don’t hesitate to contact us with any questions.

 

October 2017

Latest ProQuest Dialog Release: Tablebase, Excel Enhancements, Single Sign On, and More

The latest ProQuest Dialog release went live on Thursday, September 28 – and we’re pleased to announce the following key enhancements.

New database: TableBase

TableBase is now available on ProQuest Dialog.

Published by Gale, TableBase is a popular database that specializes exclusively in tabular data on companies, industries, products and demographics. International in scope and covering more than 90 industries, TableBase gives users access to thousands of tables that are indispensable to daily research. It’s a great resource for specific statistical data – for example, “Latin America’s cosmetic sales by category” or “average starting salaries of U.S. public school teachers.”

TableBase is available both by subscription and on pay-as-you-go accounts. If you’re a subscriber, contact your account manager or our customer experience team for access. If you have a pay-as-you-go account, you can start using TableBase today. You can find out more about TableBase on our ProSheet.

Microsoft Excel output enhancements

We’ve made a number of additional enhancements to our Microsoft Excel output capabilities, including:

You can find more details and screen shots here.

Single Sign On is now available

Single Sign On (SSO) allows a user to access multiple systems while using only a single set of credentials – for example, if you log into Gmail, you can also access your YouTube account without logging in again. Now, SSO can be configured for ProQuest Dialog, making access seamless for users across your organization.

Requirements for SSO include:

If your account meets these requirements and you would like to activate SSO on ProQuest Dialog, please contact your account manager or our customer experience team to begin the process.

Enhancements to ABI/INFORM Professional Market Research

The ABI/INFORM Professional Market Research database on ProQuest Dialog now includes reports from five new publishers, doubling the size of the database to about 750,000 records.* The publishers include:

Existing subscribers have been given automatic access to this new data. You can find out more about ABI/INFORM Professional Market Research on our ProSheet.

*released on September 25

Transition from HTTP to HTTPS

 The ProQuest Dialog platform has moved from HTTP to HTTPS to strengthen the privacy and security of your information. This news was communicated to customers last month, but as a reminder, organizations that use proxies to access ProQuest Dialog will need to update links and certificates to support HTTPS.

This support article shows how to complete changes in proxy servers and provides answers to common questions. Even if you don't use proxies, you'll want to review and convert links to ProQuest Dialog content to their HTTPS versions.

 

July 2017

Patent Alerts Temporarily Affected

ProQuest Dialog will be conducting planned maintenance between Wednesday, August 2 at 9:00 a.m. ET (13:00 GMT) through Friday, August 4 at 9:00 a.m. ET (13:00 GMT). During this time, we will temporarily pause the feeding of new patents content.

ProQuest Dialog will be available during this downtime and your alerts will continue to deliver. However, if you have patents content in your alerts, you may notice fewer results delivered during the maintenance window. Any content that is delayed will appear in your next alert delivery. If you would like assistance accessing delayed content prior to your next alert delivery, please send us an email at customer@dialog.com.

 

June 2017

Latest ProQuest Dialog Release: Enhancements to Excel Output

We're excited to announce that our latest ProQuest Dialog release, which is now live, improves your ability to output your ProQuest Dialog data into Microsoft Excel spreadsheets. We’ve made the following updates to our Excel output capabilities:

We’ll soon be releasing some new training materials that show you how to make the most of these enhancements. In the meantime, feel free to try them out. If you have any questions, you can contact your account manager or email customer@dialog.com.


Every year, TULSATM (Petroleum Abstracts) is reloaded to implement the newest version of its thesaurus. The 2017 reload of the database will be completed by June 4.

You may want to update your alerts and searches to include appropriate new terms from the 2017 thesaurus. This list of 257 new terms includes Exploration & Production terms (group 1), Geographics (groups 2 and 5), and Companies (group 3). There are no new chemical terms (group 4) this year. You can view the list of terms here.

TULSA will be available during the reload and no functionality will be affected. If you have any questions, please contact your account manager or email customer@dialog.com.

 

May 2017

Latest ProQuest Dialog Release: Easier ProSheet Access, Database Enhancements

We are pleased to announce several enhancements to ProQuest Dialog, effective today. They include:

If you have any questions about these changes, please feel free to contact your account manager or email us at customer@dialog.com.

 

April 2017

Embase® news: Small number of MEDLINE® titles not updating until permission granted to publisher

Elsevier, the publisher of Embase, is currently engaged in a project to bring MEDLINE content in Embase up to par with Elsevier’s policy for proper use of data. To do this, Elsevier must obtain licensing agreements from journal publishers to include their titles. As of April 2017, Elsevier has permission to cover 97 percent of MEDLINE journals. Until permission to cover the remainder is granted, these MEDLINE titles will not be covered in Embase.

We will continue to work with Elsevier to ensure that you have access to the content you need for your research on ProQuest Dialog. If you have any questions about these changes, please feel free to contact your account manager or our customer experience team at customer@dialog.com.

 

March 2017

2017 Inspec reload

The annual reload of the Inspec® database will be take place March 25-26, 2017. This reload will introduce the 2017 versions of the Inspec thesaurus and classification look-up. Twenty-two new thesaurus terms have been added this year; no changes have been made to the classification in 2017.

New Inspec thesaurus terms for 2017 are:

 

2017 terms are applied to records added to Inspec from January 2017 and beyond.

Alert deliveries will not be impacted by this reload. However, you may want to update your searches and alerts with these new terms to ensure you get the most complete results.

For more information about the thesaurus changes, and details of how existing terms are related to the new 2017 terms, refer to:

If you have any questions about these changes, please feel free to contact your account manager or our customer experience team at customer@dialog.com.

 
 

Enhancements to Embase

The publisher of Embase® has released some enhancements that will benefit your ProQuest Dialog Embase search.

Errata and retractions: New document types and related record notes indicating errata (corrected articles) and retractions will allow you to connect errata and retractions to their original bibliographic record. The terminology in ProQuest Dialog is as follows:

MEDLINE® backfill: About 200,000 unique MEDLINE records are being added to Embase from April 1-June 15. During the 10 weeks designated for backfilling MEDLINE records, the volume of your ProQuest Dialog alerts may increase by up to 40%. (The bulk of these new documents have publication dates from 2014 to 2016, so if you also access MEDLINE on ProQuest Dialog and your alert history dates back to 2014, you may not see a major impact.)

Any MEDLINE record that can be matched with an existing Embase record will be reflected as an update to the Embase record. This will not result in extra alert records.

We continually work with our publisher partners to bring you the best content and workflow in the industry. If you have any questions about these changes, please feel free to contact your account manager or our customer experience team at customer@dialog.com.

 
 

February 2017

Annual Embase and EMCare reloads: now complete

The annual Embase® and EMCare® reloads on ProQuest Dialog™

Embase and EMCare now include the new 2017 and changed Emtree vocabulary terms (Emtree: the Life Science Thesaurus). Following the reload, you may need to update your search and alert strategies with the new terms. Click the links for more information:

 

Full information on Embase indexing can be found here: Embase indexing guide.

If you have any questions about these changes, please feel free to contact your account manager or our customer experience team at customer@dialog.com.


 

January 2017

 

MEDLINE® and ToxFile® reload 2017: now complete

Every year, MEDLINE and ToxFile are reloaded on ProQuest Dialog when the National Library of Medicine (NLM) re-indexes relevant documents from the whole database with changed medical terms. The 2017 reload of MEDLINE and ToxFile was completed on Sunday, January 15.

All documents in MEDLINE and ToxFile now reflect 2017 changes. You may need to update your searches and alerts with the 2017 MeSH vocabulary.

MeSH vocabulary changes for 2017

What's new for 2017 MeSH

Lists of data changed

 
 

The MEDLINE ProSheet has been updated to reflect these changes.

If you have any questions about these changes, please feel free to contact your account manager or our customer experience team at customer@dialog.com.


December 2016

MEDLINE® reload on ProQuest Dialog

Each year, ProQuest Dialog reloads the MEDLINE database to ensure you have access to the most current materials.

New documents from the National Library of Medicine (NLM) now use the 2017 MeSH terms. From now until the reload is complete on ProQuest Dialog in mid-January, you may need to search using both 2017 and 2016 MeSH terms. More information about the MeSH changes can be found below.

MeSH vocabulary changes for 2017

What's New for 2017 MeSH

Lists of data changed

We will provide you with additional information as we get closer to the 2017 reload.

The volume of documents entering MEDLINE in late December is likely to be larger than usual. To reduce the possibility of older, revised records entering your alerts, we encourage you to add a publication date - or a “date created” or “first available” limiter to your alert strategies. For example:

S10 and PD(>YYYYMMDD)
OR
S10 and (DCRE(>20150101) OR FAV(>20150101))

The former will limit the results to documents published since a specified date, and the second will limit results to documents created by the publisher or first available on ProQuest Dialog after 1 January 2015.

Not sure how to modify an alert? Download the PDF to learn how to edit an alert.

If you have any questions about these changes, please feel free to contact your account manager or our customer experience team at customer@dialog.com.


ProQuest Dialog XML Export Schema

ProQuest Dialog supports XML version 2.0. We added support in December 2016 for a new optional, recurring element for Embase records. If you use Embase with XML 2.0, we encourage you to download the updated schema. You can find an example here.

The current pq_export.xsd includes the following schemas:

 

October 2016

Latest ProQuest Dialog release: Updates to Embase®, new bulk ordering from Reprints Desk

The latest release of ProQuest Dialog includes several improvements to our content, features and functionality. These include:

If you have any questions about these changes, please feel free to contact your account manager or our customer experience team at customer@dialog.com.

Changes to MEDLINE® searches and alerts

The National Library of Medicine (NLM), publisher of MEDLINE, has just made several changes that may impact ProQuest Dialog searches and alerts. To ensure you are getting the right results, we advise you to update your MEDLINE search and alert strategies.

Change #1: Revised document policy

Until recently, there were two types of changes that classified a MEDLINE document as "revised":

  1. Changes to individual records (e.g. to identify citations as being retracted, having added commentary, or with corrected data entry errors)
  2. Changes to large numbers of records (e.g. in the journal name, ISSN or an internal NLM field)

These changes were considered by many to be trivial, and ProQuest Dialog previously advised customers how to exclude them by adding the phrase NOT DSTAT(REVISED) to a search strategy.

Now, the designation "revised" will be applied to every document that undergoes any change. This includes the move from one status to another. If you have NOT DSTAT(REVISED) in your search strategies, you will miss most documents with the complete MEDLINE status, as these are all now "revised."

To avoid missing important content, please remove NOT DSTAT(REVISED) from your MEDLINE search strategies.

Change #2: One-time document update

In the week beginning October 17, the NLM informed us of a one-time change to a large number of documents, resulting in 540,000 documents being supplied with the designation “revised.” The NLM is unable to provide a method of identifying these documents and they will be supplied at the same time as normal updates. The change consists of a revision to some journal names, and will be applied across the entire database.

To reduce the possibility of these revised records entering your alerts, please add a publication date limit to your MEDLINE alert strategies.

Please accept our apologies for the late notice. We are committed to notifying you about product changes as soon as possible, so we shared this with customers as we received this information from the NLM.

If you need assistance with changing your search or alert strategies, we're happy to help. Please contact us at customer@dialog.com. As always, thank you for being a ProQuest Dialog customer.


September 2016

Adis database name changes on ProQuest Dialog

Effective today, ProQuest Dialog has changed the names of three Adis databases to bring them up to date and to reflect the names used by the publisher, Springer.

The changes are as follows:

The content and features will not change, and alerts will continue to deliver.

We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause and thank you for your support as we work to make improvements to our products. If you have any questions, please contact your account manager or email us at customer@dialog.com.

Embase upgrades on ProQuest Dialog: September 9-11

During the weekend of September 9-11, ProQuest Dialog will be performing some upgrades to better support the Embase® database. To enable this, Embase updating is scheduled to pause at 1:00 P.M. U.S. Eastern Time on Friday, September 9 and recommence Sunday, September 11 at 7:00 P.M. Eastern Time.

During this time, ProQuest Dialog will still be available, and all databases except Embase will update as scheduled. Alerts will deliver from all databases except Embase. However, all content not delivered during the Embase updating pause will arrive in your next scheduled alert after the update is complete. You will not notice any changes to the structure or content of Embase during this upgrade.

We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause and thank you for your support as we work to make improvements to our products. If you have any questions, please contact your account manager or email us at customer@dialog.com.


August 2016

2016 TULSA™ (Petroleum Abstracts) reload on ProQuest Dialog

Every year, TULSA (Petroleum Abstracts) is reloaded to implement the newest version of its thesaurus. The 2016 reload of the database will be completed by August 21, 2016.

You may want to update your alerts and searches to include appropriate new terms from the 2016 thesaurus. This list of new terms includes subjects (group 1), geographics (groups 2 and 5), and corporates (group 3). There are no new chemical terms (group 4) this year. You can view the list here.

If you have any questions, please contact your account manager or email us at customer@dialog.com.

Embase accession number change: August 2016

As a result of ongoing improvements to Embase® made by its publisher, all Embase documents will have their accession number changed from the current version to a new one beginning August 25.

An example of this change is captured in the following old and new document view screenshots.

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After the change, the old and new accession numbers will both be searchable as AN(2015469723) and AN(606590742), respectively, and will return the same document.

This change will only affect the search and display of the accession number in the accession number field. Links to documents in alerts, saves and downloads will not change. The ProQuest document identifier will not change. (The ProQuest document identifier is visible in the Document URL on the document view page, and contained in the ‘ProQuest document link’ in RTF and PDF downloads, in ‘StoreID’ in XLS downloads, in ‘AN’ in RIS, and in <ProquestID> in XML 2.0.).

For reference, we’ve also provided old and new XML 2.0 screenshots. Note that the accession number is different, and the ProquestID is the same:

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Ultimately, this change will help us and the publisher of Embase make future improvements to its content and functionality. In the meantime, please don’t hesitate to contact us if you have any questions about this change.

We hope these new features are valuable to you and your users! If you have any questions, please contact your account manager or email us at customer@dialog.com.


June 2016

New Features on ProQuest Dialog: Term Mapping, Alert Email Simplification

The latest ProQuest Dialog release is now live, and we are pleased to announce two key improvements to our functionality.

Term mapping. To help end-users construct more complete and comprehensive searches, ProQuest Dialog now offers the option to map a user’s search terms to preferred thesaurus terms and suggest a preferred term for the search. This feature is available on Basic and Advanced Search when searching in a single database with a thesaurus that has preferred term indexing.
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How it works: The preferred term is suggested in an auto-complete list. Clicking on the preferred term replaces the original search term. Users must have the auto-complete option turned on to use term mapping.

What if no preferred term is available? A new “Related subjects” link is available on the Results page when searching in Embase® or MEDLINE®. When a user clicks on this link, a window pops up that shows coinciding subject terms within search results, ordered by frequency. Users can check boxes to pick related subjects and combine them with current search terms using Boolean AND or OR.

This feature is not currently available in databases other than Embase or MEDLINE.
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Alert email link controls. Through the ProQuest Administrator Module (PAM), administrators now have the option to simplify alert emails for their users. They can do this by removing hyperlinks for “view all search results,” “do more with documents in this alert” and “delete this alert.” The “download your results file” link cannot be removed.

Some of our customers have requested this option to reduce confusion for their end-users who receive alert emails. This option is only available across an entire account (once selected, it will apply to all My Research accounts and all associated alert emails).
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How to remove links: Under “User Interface” and then “Interface Settings,” unchecking an item causes the corresponding link to be excluded in future alert deliveries.
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We hope these new features are valuable to you and your users! If you have any questions, please contact us at customer@dialog.com.


May 2016

PsycINFO: New thesaurus on ProQuest Dialog

The latest (2015) version of the PsycINFO thesaurus will be implemented on ProQuest Dialog May 14, 2016. The new thesaurus introduces 227 new indexing terms, plus 173 non-preferred (USE) references. New scope notes have been introduced for 340 existing terms.

The following three existing indexing terms have changed status; they are now non-preferred terms. They have been replaced by the term AUTISM SPECTRUM DISORDERS:

2015 terms are applied to records added to PsycINFO from January 2016 onwards. Alert deliveries should not be impacted by this. However, PsycINFO users may want to update their searches and alerts with new terms from the thesaurus.

You can find more information here – including lists of all new terms. If you have any questions, please contact us at customer@dialog.com.


Updates temporarily suspended for Current Contents Search, SciSearch and Social SciSearch

Updates to Current Contents Search®, SciSearch® and Social SciSearch® have been temporarily suspended while the information provider migrates to a new production system. Updating stopped on May 4 and is due to resume on May 17. If you have alerts set up in these databases, you will not receive any deliveries until after May 17. All pending updates will be delivered as a single update on May 17.

We apologize for the inconvenience. If you have any questions, please contact us at customer@dialog.com.


April 2016

New ProQuest Dialog Release: Combine Recent Sets, Order Bulk Documents from RightFind

The latest ProQuest Dialog release is now live, and we are pleased to announce two improvements to our functionality, including:

The ability to quickly combine recent sets with AND and OR Boolean operators. New AND and OR buttons allow you to quickly combine recent search sets. These buttons are enabled when multiple sets are selected, and are available on the “Recent searches” tab for advanced and command-line searching as well as the recent searches page. Clicking either button will create and run a new set.
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The ability to bulk order full-text documents from RightFind. Users with RightFind accounts can order documents from their results list, document view, or selected items.
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Clicking on “Order full text” opens a “cart” that lets you view your documents ready for full-text ordering from RightFind, remove any documents you no longer want, close the order window, or place an order.

“Place order” takes you directly to RightFind, where you’ll be prompted to log in or be logged in with IP authentication (if available).

The RightFind bulk-ordering capability must be set up in the ProQuest Administrator Module (PAM).

If you have any questions, please contact your account manager or email us at customer@dialog.com.


February 2016

2016 Inspec reload on ProQuest Dialog

The Inspec® annual reload on ProQuest Dialog will take place February 21 and 22, 2015. This reload will introduce the 2016 versions of the Inspec thesaurus and classification look-up.

Only six new thesaurus terms have been added this year, and no changes have been made to the classification in 2016. New thesaurus terms for 2016 are:

2016 terms are applied to records added to Inspec from January 2016 onwards.

Alert deliveries should not be impacted by this reload. However, Inspec users may want to update their searches and alerts with these new terms.

You can find more information here. If you have any questions, please contact your account manager or email us at customer@dialog.com.


2016 Embase Reload Completed on ProQuest Dialog

The annual Embase®, Embase® Alert™ and EMCare® reloads on ProQuest Dialog are now complete.

Embase, Embase Alert and EMCare now include the new 2016 and changed Emtree vocabulary terms (Emtree: the Life Science Thesaurus). Information on the Emtree changes can be found in Emtree terms added and changed (January 2016). Full information on Embase Indexing can be found in the Embase Indexing Guide.

If you have any questions, please contact your account manager or email us at customer@dialog.com.


January 2016

2016 MEDLINE and ToxFile reload on ProQuest Dialog

Every year, MEDLINE® and ToxFile® are reloaded when the National Library of Medicine (NLM) re-indexes relevant documents from the whole database with changed medical terms. The 2016 reload of MEDLINE and ToxFile will take place Sunday, January 10.

Due to the reload, ProQuest Dialog will not update MEDLINE or ToxFile from Friday, January 8 at 2:00 p.m. ET through Sunday, January 10 at 2:00 p.m. ET. The databases will still be available, but no new content will be loaded during that window.

Following the 2016 reload, all documents in MEDLINE and ToxFile will reflect 2016 changes. You may need to update your searches and alerts with the 2016 MeSH vocabulary.

Information on the 2016 MeSH vocabulary from the NLM

If you have any questions, please contact your account manager or email us at customer@dialog.com.


July 2015

New ProQuest Dialog Release: Patent Abstracts in Excel, Simplified Alert Creation

The latest ProQuest Dialog release is now live, and we are pleased to announce two improvements to our functionality, including:

Thank you for your support as we continue to make enhancements to our product! If you have any questions, please contact your account manager or contact us at customer@dialog.com. Thank you!


April 2015

2015 Embase Reload Completed on ProQuest Dialog

The annual Embase®, Embase® Alert™ and EMCare® reload on ProQuest Dialog was completed on Sunday, March 15, 2015. Embase, Embase Alert and EMCare will now include the new 2015 Emtree vocabulary terms. Information on the Emtree vocabulary (Emtree: the Life Science Thesaurus) can be found here. Additional information on Embase indexing can be found here.

The 2015 Emtree vocabulary contains:

If you have any questions, please contact your account manager or contact us at customer@dialog.com.


February/March 2015

ProQuest Dialog system maintenance: February 28 - March 1

Due to scheduled system maintenance, ProQuest Dialog will be unavailable from Saturday, February 28 at 10:00 PM ET to Sunday, March 1, at 3:00 AM ET. Alerting deliveries will cease during maintenance and resume upon completion. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.

If you have any questions in advance of this maintenance – or any issues after the maintenance window concludes – please email us at customer@dialog.com


January 2015

2015 MEDLINE® Reload on ProQuest Dialog

Every year, MEDLINE is reloaded when the National Library of Medicine (NLM) re-indexes relevant documents from the whole database with changed medical terms. The 2015 reload of MEDLINE will take place Sunday, January 11, 2015.

Due to the reload, ProQuest Dialog will not update MEDLINE from Friday, January 9, 2015 at 2:00 P.M. Eastern Time through Sunday, January 11, 2015 at 2:00 P.M. Eastern Time. The database will still be available, but no new content will be loaded during that time.

Following the 2015 reload, all documents in MEDLINE will reflect 2015 changes. MEDLINE customers may need to update their searches and alerts with the 2015 MeSH vocabulary.

Information on 2015 MeSH Vocabulary from the NLM

About MeSH Changes

Lists of Data Changed

We've prepared a brief document that details some minor changes resulting from the reload. If you have any questions, please contact your account manager or email customer@dialog.com.


December 2014

New ProQuest Dialog Release: Enhancements to SciSearch® and Hit Highlighting

The ProQuest Dialog 2014.5 release is now live. We are pleased to announce improvements to our hit highlighting functionality, new data and features to support citation searching and analysis in SciSearch, and additional terms in filters to support results analysis.

Hit Highlighter Improvements

New multi-color hit highlighting in a list of results and online document views allows users to quickly identify search terms in results. We have also expanded coverage of mnemonics and concepts for increased accuracy of hit highlighting, and added hit highlighting support for PDF and RTF document formats in alert output.
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SciSearch Enhancements

We have made significant content and feature enhancements in SciSearch to help with cited reference searching. These include:

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these new features are also available on command line. Combine fields with the LNK operator to piece together the fields of a reference for greater precision searching. You can also use these new fields to construct alerts to identify new research that cites a known article of interest.
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Additional Features for SciSearch Subscribers

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Additional Analysis Capability With Results Filters

Searchers can now view and export 1,000 terms with frequency.
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Please take some time to try out the new features and discover how they can help you in your research. If you have any questions about these new features, please contact your account manager or email us at customer@dialog.com.


Important Update for SciSearch Customers

ProQuest Dialog is planning a reload of SciSearch to take advantage of an enhanced data format from the publisher. The reload is scheduled to begin on Sunday, December 7. Improvements after the reload will include:

Some information, including Date Created and Date Revised fields, will no longer be available.

This reload enables us to prepare for the release of some major enhancements to Cited Reference searching in SciSearch on December 11. Please watch this page for further news.


November 2014

New feature: Live hyperlinks added to all literature and patent citations

It’s now easier than ever to extend your patents research with ProQuest Dialog’s hyperlinked content. Effective November 11, 2014, all patent and application numbers and many literature citations will be hyperlinked for one-click searching.

Clicking on a patent or application number link runs a search on the number in all patent databases (regardless of how many are open). ProQuest Dialog provides hyperlinks for all patent and application numbers without excuses for missing links because of improper or unrecognizable number input formats from patent offices. Main, related, priority, cited, citing and family member numbers are hyperlinked in every patent document.

ProQuest Dialog’s exclusive patent number normalization algorithm standardizes patent and application numbers into the same consistent format across all patent content. This algorithm is constantly modernized to stay ahead of number format changes.

In the screen shot below, clicking on the Canadian patent in the INPADOC patent family retrieves the INPADOC, full-text and Derwent documents.
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Patent literature citation hyperlinks
Clicking on a literature citation link in a patent document runs a title search in all STEM, news and trade content. Patent literature citations are hyperlinked if they contain a recognizable title.
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Hard-to-find links
Occasionally, patent and literature hyperlinked content do not return results as-is. ProQuest Dialog’s Look up Patent and Look up Citation tool helps produce results for these difficult searches, by allowing you to modify the search query.

Clicking on a literature citation that does not return a hit (a “dead link”) is not a dead end!
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The “Look Up Citation” form opens, and users can cut/paste the search into the form and edit it. In the screen shot below, the title was shortened and the author was also included in the search. These logical adjustments to the search syntax return accurate results.
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Clicking on a patent that does not return a hit (a “dead link”) is not a dead end! The “Look Up Patent” form opens and users can cut/paste the search into the form and edit it. In the screen shot below, the kind code was removed to make the number more broad, and the “Any” option was chosen to search format variations of the number that are commonly input from the patent offices. ProQuest Dialog’s proprietary patent number algorithm creates these number variations to ensure comprehensive search results.
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These smart adjustments to the search syntax return accurate results.
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If you have any questions about the new linking feature, please contact your account manager or email us at customer@dialog.com.

 

New Feature Now Available on ProQuest Dialog
149 Million Patent Images Now Available on ProQuest Dialog

We're excited to announce that full patent images are now available for 149 million patents through the LexisNexis Univentio database on ProQuest Dialog.

Now, LexisNexis Univentio subscribers can access:

Images for additional countries will be added on an ongoing basis.

Images are browseable and exportable. There will be a charge for image view and export for transactional users. The front-page image will remain displayed as part of the abstract and will not incur a charge.

New Patent Image Display

The patents display has been slightly modified to allow users to more easily locate sections of a patent and quickly access images.

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Images can easily be included in alerts and output (PDF and RTF) and image links included in XML by checking the "Include images" box, and "the "Images" box for custom format.

If you have any questions about this new feature, please contact your account manager or send an email to customer@dialog.com.