WIPO Pearl - Recap

WIPO’s multilingual terminology portal gives access to scientific and technical terms derived from patent documents. It helps promote accurate and consistent use of terms across different languages, and makes it easier to search and share scientific and technical knowledge. You can conduct your searches by following two modes: Linguistic Search  :  WIPO’s multilingual terminology portal gives access to scientific and technical terms derived from patent documents. Search by term, with optional parameters. Select a Source Language for best results, and disable ad-blocking plug-ins. Concept Map Search  :  WIPO’s multilingual terminology portal gives access to scientific and technical terms derived from patent documents. Search by concept, or by subject field/subfield by clicking on the bubbles; click on a concept to open the terminology record. Select a second concept to view the concept path, and click on the "Export concept path" button to perform a combined keyword search

Zotero - Next Generation Research Tool

Zotero is a free citation management tool to help you save and organize citations and automatically create formatted bibliographies. Zotero Key Features Automatically extract citation information from websites, library catalogs, databases, and more. Save PDF files, images, screenshots, and other files. Record your research notes. Automatically create formatted bibliographies in many different styles. Use Zotero with word processing programs like Microsoft Word. Sync the citations and files you save online. Access your saved information from anywhere. Share your saved information online with groups. Use Zotero -- an open source tool -- for free. To get Started                         Go to  and click on the red  Download  button.

VBA Code - Remove invisible special characters from string

Sometimes in excel data, we encounter various unwanted characters, spaces etc which are not cleaned by common clean function in the excel. The following function easily clear those characters. Function sFnRemoveSC(sInput As String) As String Dim lLoop As Long, sSpecialChars As String sSpecialChars = "!@#$%^&*()_+={}|[]:;'<>?,.~`" For lLoop = 1 To Len(sSpecialChars) sInput = Replace$(sInput, Mid$(sSpecialChars, lLoop, 1), " ") Next sFnRemoveSC = sInput End Function If you by "Invisible" characters mean "not on the keyboard", then use the code number and add to the string using the character code  sSpecialChars = "!@#$%^&*()_+={}|[]:;'<>?,.~`" + Chr(9) + Chr(10) Function CleanTrim(ByVal S As String, Optional ConvertNonBreakingSpace As Boolean = True) As String Dim X As Long, CodesToClean As Variant CodesToClean = Array(0, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, _ 21, 22, 23,

VBA Code for Extraction of WikiTable

Some times Wikipedia consists of interesting data in tabular format and we need it for further analysis of evaluation. Coping in excel through manually is time consuming, the vba code presented below can solve this issue. The red mark code can be changed to as per your need. yx denoted rows and column where data needs to extracted. url is the wikipedia url and  tblnumber is the table number (start form 0 as first table). Sub wikitable() Dim oDom As Object: Set oDom = CreateObject("htmlFile") Dim x As Long, y As Long Dim oRow As Object, oCell As Object Dim data y = 1: x = 1 url = "" tblnumber = 0 With CreateObject("msxml2.xmlhttp") .Open "GET", url, False .Send oDom.body.innerHtml = .responseText End With With oDom.GetELementsbytagNAme("table")(tblnumber) ReDim data(1 To .Rows.Length, 1 To .Rows(1).Cells.Length) For Each oRow In .Rows For Each oCell In oRow.Cells data(x, y

Google Patent Countries Coverage

Google Patents covers the following countries patents: US  EP  WO  CN  CA  FR LU  NL   DE JP KR ES GB BE DK FI More might come soon

Scientific Literature Search Options

The list of some of the Scientific Literature Search Options available are listed below. Most of these are free and open source type. Using search engines effectively is now a key skill for researchers, but could more be done to equip young researchers with the tools they need.;jsessionid=7F3CCC2D7B4F968B9D13D5A4A2F30936 http://www - Search Chinese Patents - Search Chinese Patents.