|The Software Engineering Institute's digital library is yet another great resource for finding non-patent prior art.|
|We can search the library by following the 'Search the Library' link.|
|We have a few search options, let's start with a keyword search for 'touch screen camera'.|
|And 'Select All' to include all SEI's content.|
|Not only did I get few results they're aren't even that relevant. We'll have to refine our search.|
I can easily return to the search by following the link above the results.
|Instead we'll search for just 'touch screen'.|
|36 results, that's better. Let's take a look at the article Emerging Technologies for Software-Reliant Systems of Systems by Grace Lewis.|
|Here we have some bibliographic and abstract information.|
|But we can download the entire report for free by following the 'Download Report' link in the middle of the page.|
|Now that I have the article though, it's not very relevant to my search for prior art related to touch screens.|
|But let's make sure and search for touch screen anyways.|
|There's only one result but it cites an article that may be interesting.|
|We'll check the references by scrolling down and looking for Voyles 1999.|
|It does look like a relevant article in my search, let's see if we can't find it using Google.|
Since I use the Chrome web browser I can enter my search for the author and title in the address bar.
|Perfect, looks like Prof. Voyles, like many academics, keeps a website with access to his papers.|
|Well perhaps the article isn't as relevant as I'd like.|
|But if I scroll down far enough...|
I find a link to download the entire paper for free.
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