esp@cenet - the database of ideasEPO Patent Search Training Workshop

1st & 2nd November 2007
Library Training Room, DIT Aungier Street, Dublin 2

esp@cenet is an entry level service, providing free internet access to more than 60 million patent documents from around the world. The workshop will include a presentation and demonstration of the basic search functions. Practical demonstrations and open - ended hands-on exercises will complete the session.

Participants will:

  • Use the 4 basic search functions.
  • Understand the coverage information and database updates
  • Access the user support facilities: help index, quick help, extended help files and the esp@cenet assistant, to improve their searching
  • Learn how to construct search strategies, and use truncations and Boolean operators to best advantage.
  • Learn how to understand, manipulate and navigate through hit lists.
  • Learn how to access, navigate, and download original documents
  • Gain an understanding of some of the more advanced features and functions, how to keep an eye on your competitors
  • Learn how and when to use the hyperlinks to RegisterPlus and Publication Server.

The latest additions to the esp@cenet feature set including forward citations and the machine translation tool will be highlighted.

Cost: €180 per delegate

To register: Contact Linda Walsh on (01) 402 4727 or email
Places are limited, so please book early.

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