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If you found this page through a web search, we invite you to visit our Main Page to see what Intellogist is all about. This Community Report exists for our users to share information and experiences about patent search resources. Registered users can add, edit, or delete material on this page. The information contained on this page is the result of community collaboration and is not vetted by individual experts or fact-checkers. For in-depth reviews of other patent search resources, please read our Intellogist Reports. For information about editing Community reports, please see our Help pages. If you'd like more information about why Intellogist did not write about this search tool, please see our Criteria for Intellogist Articles. is a search system with access to over 50 databases and over 2100 selected websites, offering 200 million pages of authoritative U.S. government science information, including research and development results. All databases are queried simultaneously (federated search). is an interagency initiative of 18 U.S. government science organizations within 14 Federal Agencies.[1] is the U.S. contribution to

In late 2010, added an image searching database. The first three databases featured in this search module are: the National Biological Information Infrastructure (NBII) Library of Images from the Environment (LIFE), the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA ) Image eXchange (NIX), and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Photo Library.

Major Recent Updates

October 2012 - The website announced that the following features were added to the search portal:[2]

  • The main page, along with other pages, has an updated look with a new banner
  • Multimedia is automatically searched in addition to text
  • Topics may be visualized within search results
  • A Spanish translation is available via


  1. " About." website, Accessed on December 28, 2010.
  2. "Changes to" website, Accessed October 22, 2012.

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