Roman Numerals Cheat Sheet
Finding U.S. Patents in Patent Public Search
This is one of a series of videos we have on patents. Today we’ll be finding US patents in Patent Public Search.
The website we'll be at today is: uspto.gov/patentpublicsearch
How to Find CPC Codes for U.S. Patents
This is one of a series of videos we have on patents. It’s all about Cooperative Patent Classifications, and where to find them.
This classification system groups similar things together, like the Library of Congress or Dewey call number system that libraries use for shelving books. We are talking about the CPC, cooperative patent classification, developed in 2013 between the US and European patent offices and that’s what’s used for new utility patents in the US.
In the older search interface for US patents you really had to have a CPC or the patent number to find things, and while this is no longer the case, it’s much better at using keywords now, there is still value in knowing about these codes and at times using them for your search.
USPTO’s classification resources page: [www.uspto.gov/web/patents/classification]
How to Read U.S. Patents
This is one of a series of videos we have on patents. Today we’ll be deciphering or reading a US patent. We'll be reviewing the major parts and looking at an example patent.
Steps to Searching for U.S. Patents
This is one of a series of videos we have on patents. In this video we’ll be reviewing the steps to searching for U.S. patents.
The US Patent and Trademark Office, is an agency of the US Department of Commerce, the USPTO for short and they are the ones who grant patents. Their main webpage has a lot of useful information on it, including a multi step search strategy - and this will be our guide.
Book Spine Poetry
This activity is meant to engage studio art students in the library through browsing and serendipitous discovery. Research has shown that art students have a preference for browsing as an information search strategy.
Bias in the Fine Arts Range of the Library of Congress Classification System
This lesson is intended to introduce students to bias in the fine arts range. It argues that by privileging fine art over craft, LCC reinforces ideas that white male European art is superior to art made by women and BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, and People of Color) artists. The Fine Arts range is arranged by medium. While the fine arts (architecture, painting, sculpture, and drawing) are treated as primary categories (NA for architecture, NB for sculpture, and so on), the craft mediums (glass, woodwork, textiles, and ceramic) are a subdivision of a subdivision, located under “Other Arts and Art Industries” in Decorative Arts (NK).
SLM 621: Citations as Seeds and Getting Organized with Google Sheets
In a session prepared for SLM 621 students, tips on how to search library databases is shared along with the activity "Citations as Seeds" to show students how to use the references section on an article to find related articles.
ENG 111 (2022)
The ENG 111: Miami University Libraries module uses digital resources to develop and strengthen your ability to identify, locate, and evaluate, different types of information. Items include text tutorials, videos, interactive exercises to practice concepts, and short quizzes.
ERIC Literature Review Video
Researching for the Literature Review
STEM Resource Video Series: GeoRef and GeoScience World
This video covers both databases because GeoRef is integrated into GeoScience World, but you can also use them on their own, so it can be a bit confusing to talk about them separately. This video goes over how to do a search including the different search options in each database, and how to access the full text PDF.