Google offers a patent search (see below). But for serious patent research, expert guidance is needed. The St. Mary's Law Library has some resources for more in-depth patent research. The closest Patent/Trademark Resource Center is in Austin, and there's also one at Rice University in Houston (see below).
Looking for a document, video, or other information that you know you saw on a government website, but now it's nowhere to be found?
These various archiving projects might be able to help you out. Note that the archived websites might have broken links or other non-functional content.
Other libraries in the San Antonio area maintain collections of printed government information and have expertise in finding government information online. Below are links to these libraries (you can also see their locations on this Google map).
Texas & U.S. Depositories:
Note: The Texas print depository system no longer exists. Some of the following libraries may have retained their legacy print collections and/or might have expertise in finding Texas government information online.
We hope that folks in the San Antonio area will ask us if they need help finding government information. But if you are somewhere else, or we aren't available, there's another service you can use.
NOTE regarding guest printing at the Library: our new print system requires a $5 minimum deposit from a PayPal account upon guest registration.
We at the Blume Library are dedicated to providing free access to government information to members of the 20th Congressional District and the general public, as well as to the St. Mary's community.
Patrons not affiliated with St. Mary's may not check out materials from the Library, but are welcome to use any tangible materials, including government documents in any format, in the Library. Government materials may be requested through the patron's home institution, or the public library, on interlibrary loan. In some special cases, other arrangements may be made with the Government Information Librarian. Her contact information is in the box above.
Non-St. Mary's patrons may use computers in the Library for research involving government websites, provided there are available computers not being used by St. Mary's students, faculty, or staff.
The Government Information Librarian, as well as the other Reference Librarians, are happy to respond to queries and requests for assistance from the general public. Since our first responsibility is to the St. Mary's community, however, there might occasionally be some delay in responding to complex queries.
Visitors to the Blume Library are requested to abide by our Food & Drink Policy and our Noise Policy while in the building.