The 5.0 Version of Science.gov has been updated to include a keyword searchable image database. This development is in its nascent stages, but gives users access to three initial databases. Science.gov is a U.S. government-run website and search system that queries more than 42 separate databases and over 2000 selected websites, offering 200 million pages of authoritative U.S. government science information, including research and development results. This treasure trove could be important to you as part of a non-patent prior art search, so stick around and find more about the image searching capabilities of Science.gov and more!
I came across the news today that the folks behind the free federated search engine WorldWideScience.org have launched a new (beta) search interface for the tool that will automatically translate keyword queries into multiple languages. Searchers can use the tool to query the search engine’s scientific literature collections more efficiently: the service performs a federated search across over 60 global, multi-lingual scientific literature databases, including non-English databases in China, Russia, France, and several Latin American countries. Keyword queries in English, Chinese, French, German, Japanese, Korean, Portuguese, Spanish, and Russian are supported.