Expert search fields and field codes

In Expert search you can specify which field(s) you want to include in your search queries.

Note The field codes that will be displayed depend upon your current database selection(s).

Next to each field name, in parentheses, are the databases in which these fields are available:

c = Compendex and Ei Backfile

i = Inspec and Inspec Archive

n = NTIS

pc = PaperChem

cm = Chimica

cb = CBNB

el = EnCompassLIT

ep = EnCompassPAT

g = GEOBASE

f = GeoRef

u = US Patents

e = EP (European) Patents

k = Knovel

Below are the field names, their corresponding field codes, and their descriptions.

Field Name

Field Code

Description

Abstract (c , i , n, pc, cm, cb, el, ep, g, f, u, e, k)

AB

Terms within the abstract

Accession number (c , i , n, pc, el, ep, g, f, k)

AN

A unique number assigned to each record.

Affiliation/Assignee (c , i , n, pc, cm, el, ep, g, f, u, e)

AF

The affiliation of the corresponding author or the person or organization that has been assigned a patent.

All fields (c , i , n, pc, cm, cb, el, ep, g, f, u, e, k)

ALL

All available fields

Annotation (f) ANN Annotation

Astronomical indexing (i)

AI

Standardized form of the nomenclature of astronomical objects.

Author/Inventor (c , i , n, pc, el, ep, g, f, u, e, k)

AU

Author name or the inventor(s) names of patented item

Availability (n, cb, f)

AV

Information about obtaining the document

CAS registry number (cm, cb, el, ep)

CR

CAS (Chemical Abstracts Service) registry numbers are unique numeric identifiers for chemical substances.

Chemical acronyms (cb)

CE

Chemical acronyms

Chemical Indexing (i)

CI

Information about inorganic chemical substances and material systems

Chemicals (cb)

CM

Chemical terms

Classification code (c , i , cm, cb, el, ep, g, f)

CL

A numerical hierarchy of general subject categories

CODEN (c , i, pc, cm, cb, f)

CN

A six-character representation of serial titles

Collection title (f) VT Title of a non-serial collection

Companies (pc, cb)

CP

Company names

Conference code (c, pc, el)

CC

A number assigned to a conference proceedings record

Conference information (c , i, el, f)

CF

Includes the name, date, location, and sponsor of a conference as well as the conference code number

Contract number (n)

CT

Contract or grant number issued by the federal agency sponsoring the research

Controlled term/Subject area (c , i , n, pc, cm, cb, el, ep, g, f, k)

CV

A subject term used to describe the content of a document in the most specific and consistent way possible.

Controlled term as a product (el, ep)

CVP

Controlled term as a product

Controlled term as a reagent (el, ep)

CVA

Controlled term as a reagent

Controlled term with no role (el, ep)

CVN

Controlled term with no role

Country of application (c, pc)

PU

The country or countries from where the patent was applied

Country of origin (c , i , n, cm, cb, el, g, f, u, e)

CO

The country where the publication or patent originated

Degree type (f) DE Type of degree awarded for which the dissertation or thesis was presented

Derwent accession number (ep)

AJ

Patent accession number provided by Derwent

Derwent IPC (ep) DPID Patent ID number provided by Derwent

Discipline (i)

DI

The five main subject areas covered by Inspec

Document type (c , i , n, pc, cm, cb, el, g, f, k)

DT

Describes the type of source publications from which indexed papers are taken

DOI (c, i, pc, cm, el, g, k)

DOI

The registered DOI (Digital Object Identifier) for electronic documents

ECLA code (e)

PEC

The classification scheme applied by the European Patent Office

Ei main heading (c)

MH

Represents the major subject aspect of the document

Funding acronym (c, pc, cm, el, g) GFA Grant funding acronym
Funding number (c, pc, cm, el, g) GFN Grant funding number
Funding sponsor (c, pc, cm, el, g) GAG Grant funding sponsor
Geographic terms (g)

RGI

Terms describing a geographic region

Industrial sectors (cb)

GD

Industrial sectors

IPC code (ep, u, e)

PID

The international patent classification code as issued by the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO).

ISBN (c , i , pc, cb, el, g, f, k)

BN

A 13-character (or formerly 10-character) representation of book titles

ISSN (c , i , pc, cm, cb, el, g, f)

SN

A nine-character alphanumeric representation of serial titles formatted as two sets of four numbers separated by a hyphen.

Issue (c , i , g , f , cm , pc , el)

SU

The issue of the publication in which the article appears.

Language (c , i , n, pc, cm, cb, el, ep, g, f, k)

LA

The language of the document is given at the end of the citation if it is other than English.

Linked term (el, ep)

LT

Linked term

Major term (el, ep)

CVM

Major term

Major term as a product (el, ep)

CVMP

Major term as a product

Major term as a reagent (el, ep)

CVMA

Major term as a reagent

Major term with no role (el, ep)

CVMN

Major term with no role

Map Scale (f) MS The ratio between distance on a map and the corresponding distance on the ground.
Map Type (f) MP Map type

Material identity number (i)

MI

An internal Inspec code uniquely identifying the publication issue for serials or the entire publication for non-serials.

Monitoring agency (n)

AG

The acronym of the sponsoring organization and may contain a report number as well.

Notes (n)

NT

Notes fields that might include information about the title, a description of the document type, or format.

Numerical indexing (i)

NI

This text based numerically indexed field (which is only available for the Inspec database) standardizes the manner specific numeric values are expressed by the authors. *Refer to note below this chart for information regarding the numeric search feature.

Original classification code (i)

OC

Includes the classification used to order and cross-reference the records in the Science Abstracts. This field will include a numeric code when available.

Patent application country (ep, u, e)

PCO

The country in which the patent document was filed

Patent application date (c, n, pc, ep, u, e)

PA

The date on which the application was filed

Patent application number (ep, u, e)

PAM

Identification number assigned to applications that have received a filing date

Patent attorney name (u, e)

PAN

The name of the legal representative of the patent applicant

Patent authority code (ep, u, e)

PAC

The patent preliminary examining authority

Patent citation (u, e)

PCI

All patents that cited the searched patent number.

Patent country (ep)

PC

The country in which the patent was published.

Patent examiner (u, e)

PE

The person responsible for examining the patent application

Patent filing date (u, e)

PFD

The date the patent was submitted to the patent office

Patent issue date (c, n, pc, u, e)

PI

The date the patent was issued

Patent number (c, pc, ep, u, e)

PM

The number assigned to a patent

Patent priority information (ep, u, e)

PRN

A unique number assigned to applications that have issued as patents.

Priority country (ep)

PRC

Patent priority country

Priority date (ep)

PRD

Patent priority date

Publication date (u, e)

PD

The date in which the patent application was first published

Publication year (c, el, f, k) YR The year in which the document was published

Publisher (c , i , pc, cm, el, g, f, k)

PN

Identifies publishers or the journals published by a particular publisher

Report number (n, f)

RN

A unique number assigned to reports

Role (el, ep)

RO

Controlled Vocabulary terms with role qualifiers assigned to materials that are reactants with role A, products, with role P, or those with neither, role N.

SIC codes (cb)

IC

Standard Industrial Classification Codes

Source (i, k) SO Identifies the source of the document
Source note (f) SNO Free-form text relating to the source of the document

Source title (c , i, pc, cm, cb, el, g, f, k)

ST

Identifies source titles, e.g., journals, books, or conference proceedings

Subject/Title/Abstract (c , i , n , pc, cm, cb, el, ep, g, f, u, e, k)

KY

Retrieves results from fields, including Abstract, Title, Translated title, Controlled terms, and Uncontrolled terms

Title (c , i , n , pc, cm, cb, el, ep, g, f, u, e, k)

TI

Terms within an article's title

Treatment type (c , i, pc)

TR

Specifies the slant or approach taken in the document

Uncontrolled term (c, i, n, pc, el, ep, g, f)

FL

Free language terms; additional entry, or non-preferred, subject terms assigned by indexers. These terms are derived from the abstract and author keywords.

US classification (u)

PUC

The original and cross-reference classes in which the patent was classified at the time of the most recent PTO Master Classification File.

Volume (c , i , g , f , cm , pc , el)

VO

The volume of the publication in which the article appears.

 

Note You may search numeric units of measure values in Compendex and Inspec records using the Numeric index search feature. You may run these numeric search queries via the Expert search form. Additionally, you may use the Numeric filter search feature on the Quick and Expert search forms. Refer to Inspec and Inspec Archive search fields for a comparison of the text based NI field vs. the 62 numerically indexed NU prefixed fields.

 

 

 

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