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Dialog Online Documentation

Here you will find current documentation for all of Dialog's products and services, including Search Essentials, Product Aids, Seminar Workbooks, and Newsletters.

Search Essentials

Bluesheets: Essential documentation for searching Dialog® databases. Bluesheets provide details about database content, search features, sample records, and output options for individual databases.

Search Aids

Grouped by product line, Search Aids offer in-depth tips and techniques for refining your search strategies to help you retrieve the information you need quickly and efficiently.

How Do I...? — The Dialog How Do I...? series supplies concise, step-by-step instructions for how to find the most-requested information on Dialog. Easy to reference and easy to follow, each application in the series illustrates every step with just the right amount of explanation. Currently, the How Do I...? series includes more than 100 solutions for researching topics in business, patents, biomedical, chemistry & toxicology, engineering, medical, pharmaceuticals & health devices, and trademarks & copyrights.

User Guides

Documentation that provides instructions and tips for effective searching for new and experienced users. This section includes information on using specific products, services and search commands. Successful Searching with Dialog Command Language , Quick Reference Cards, and the new Dialog Database Selection Guide can also be found in this section. For a complete list of all Web-based documentation, consult the Alphabetical Index of Documentation.


NEW Dialog At A Glance modules are short, on-demand, recorded, mini-presentations intended to quickly highlight useful product tips, commands, or content. Fast Start tutorial workbooks for new users are available. You can also take advantage of beginning and advanced On-Demand Recorded Training Courses. In addition, we provide free, self-paced Online Courses that you can take online at your convenience. These courses are designed for DialogWeb and Classic users, beginner to advanced, with versions for searchers in specific industries.

About our documentation...
Most documents can be viewed by clicking the hypertext-linked title. In addition, many are available in Portable Document Format (PDF). To view the PDF version, you will need to use the most recent version of the Adobe Acrobat Reader, which is available free from Adobe.


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