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Illumin8 is a data visualization tool developed by Elsevier. Illumin8 maintains a web-based interface and allows users to access both patent and non-patent literature content, including web pages, online business, technical, and trade news sources, over 5 million scientific and technical articles, over 40 million scientific records, and more than 24 million patent documents (WIPO,US, EPO, UK, and JPO).[1] Features of Illumin8 include:[1]

  • An interface divided into four sections:
    • Explore Section - View search results in interactive data charts.
    • Evaluate Section - View potential benefits and problems related to a research topic.[2]
    • Compare Section - Compare two chosen topics "based on trends in volumes of published records, and relevant organizations, people, products and approaches."
    • Report Section - Create customized documents which include executive summary and notes, key results, imported trend graphs, and selected records. The reports can be saved, edited, and shared.[3]
  • Users can set up alerts for new content on specific research topics.

Sources

  1. 1.0 1.1 "What is Illumin8." Illumin8 website, http://www.illumin8.com/aboutillumin8.php. Accessed October 6, 2011.
  2. "Evaluate." Illumin8 website, http://www.illumin8.com/explore_evaluate_compare.php#2. Accessed October 6, 2011.
  3. "Report." Illumin8 website, http://www.illumin8.com/explore_evaluate_compare.php#4. Accessed October 6, 2011.

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