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Welcome to the Documentation Portal for CLAIMS Direct

CLAIMS Direct 2.1 is the most current production release of our servers and services.

Here you will find information about our data coverage, how to install and use our services, and more. See the main menu in the left sidebar for a full list of topics covered. Please send your questions, comments, and suggestions to 


What's New?

  • CLAIMS Direct XML DTD v2.4 is now available. For details, see XML DTD and Schemas.

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    Expanded Data Coverage

    We have recently added several new full text countries

    to our collection. See Release Notes for details.
  • See our new Content Notifications for information about a recent change affecting Czechoslovakia/Czechia number formats.
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    Attachment Searching

    Use our new shared service API to query attachments

    : Attachment Collection. now have a place where you can find out about known content issues and their status. The Latest Content Updates and Known Issues page also provides the date of the most recent full text loads, listed by country.
  • New blog: SOLR Indexing Process Explained
  • Step-by-step installation guides are now available for PostgreSQL, client tools, SOLR, and CLAIMS Direct Web Services.

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    Digging Deeper into CLAIMS Direct

    Blog Posts



    have updated our DTD to include rich citations and enhanced Chinese data

    Quick Links

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    Video Introductions

    Instructional videos

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    System Administrator's Guide

    Guide to on-site installation, content updates, and installed tools

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    Developer's Guide

    Guide to CLAIMS Direct Web Services (CDWS)

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    XML Content Description

    List of XML attributes with content description

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    SOLR Searching Guide

    Information about how to conduct searches within CDWI    

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    SOLR Search Fields

    List of searchable fields and field names

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    Technical Blogs

    Dig deeper into CLAIMS Direct

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    Content Updates

    Data update schedule

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    CDWI User's Guide

    User's guide to the CLAIMS Direct Web Interface    

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