Engineering environments are information intensive. Whether an academic or industrial setting, the right information and the right research tools are essential for success. With this in mind, external link Engineering Village was designed specifically for engineers, engineering students, researchers and affiliated information professionals to ensure each can gain desktop access to the critical information, intelligence, and research tools they need to succeed.
Engineering Village offers engineers a powerful web-based discovery platform featuring the broadest scope and coverage of scholarly literature, trade publications, patents, hard-to-find conference proceedings, technical reports, and engineering information available anywhere.
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Finding published literature can be a real challenge. Hundreds of thousands of articles on engineering topics from all over the world are published each year. Regardless of the tremendous number of published papers, researchers can't afford to overlook literature affecting their areas of study. But how can anyone filter through all of the possibilities and remain aware of findings that could impact their work?
Well-informed engineering researchers rely on the Compendex database, the definitive bibliographic database for engineering literature. Containing over 7.8 million records and dating from 1969 through the present, Compendex covers engineering literature from across the globe. Spanning 175 engineering disciplines, its coverage is unmatched. References to the most influential scholarly journals, trade magazines, and hard-to-find conference proceeding are thoroughly indexed for optimum search and retrieval. Weekly updates ensure the utmost in information currency.
Engineering Index Backfile
No matter how advanced science becomes, we always need to remember its foundations. Today's innovations are built upon the findings of the past. A definitive historical record provides a solid starting point, and the perspective required to fuel progress.
When Dr. John Butler Johnson first published the Engineering Index in 1884, he intended to provide engineers with coverage of truly relevant published literature. Remarkable, early editions covered monumental events including Daimler's internal combustion engine, the construction of the Brooklyn Bridge, Wilbur Wright's quest for flight, construction of the New York City subway system, and many other historic achievements. And since its founding, the Engineering Index has covered virtually every major engineering innovation from across the globe, serving as an indispensable resource for generations of engineers.
For the first time, the Engineering Index Backfile has been digitized, indexed, and made fully searchable - exclusively on Engineering Village. Every word from this 1.7 million record collection has been manually re-keyed to ensure the highest possible quality. References for literature published from 1884-1968 can be seamlessly searched along with your current subscription to Compendex. With powerful search capabilities, the Engineering Index Backfile is more useful and more accessible than the print version ever was.
Information technology and electronics are among today's fastest growing and most exciting research areas. Published by the Institute of Electrical Engineers (IEE) the Inspec database provides a specialized focus on literature published in the areas of electrical engineering, computing and control, physics, and information technology. Inspec contains over 7.5 million records dating from 1969 and draws upon 3,500 scientific and technical journals and 1,500 conference proceedings for coverage. Combined searches of Inspec with the Compendex database ensure the most complete coverage of published engineering literature possible.
Governments from around the world spend hundreds of millions of dollars each year sponsoring and funding scientific research. And much of this research appears only in non-classified government documents and reports, making it virtually impossible to find without the NTIS Database. With over 2.1 million records dating form 1899 to the present, the NTIS database represents billions of dollars of government-sponsored research. Sources include over 240 U.S. government agencies, NASA, U.S. Department of Energy, U.S. Department of Defense; plus international agencies such as the Japan Ministry of International Trade and Industry, Germany's Federal ministry of Research and Technology, and the U.K.'s Department of Industry. Engineering researchers cannot afford to overlook this extensive body of government-sponsored findings.
Subject Coverage Includes:
- Building Industry Technology
- Energy and Power
- Environmental Pollution and Control
- Industrial and Mechanical Engineering
- Materials Science
- Natural Resources
- Propulsion and Fuels
The engineering disciplines are exceptionally information intensive and engineers, students and researchers alike rely upon a strong foundation of reference information if they are to be effective in their work. Finding useful and reliable reference information has traditionally been a time-consuming process, which diverts attention from the true tasks at hand: problem solving, innovation, and development.
Referex Engineering is a specialized electronic reference product, drawing upon over 300 premium engineering titles to provide engineers, students and researchers with the answers they require at work and in practice. Referex Engineering consists of three reference collections: Mechanical and Materials, Chemical, Petrochemical and Process, and Electronics and Electrical, and its designed to make reference information more quickly accessible to researchers.
Referex Engineering is designed upon a concept of layering to create an unparalleled breadth and depth of reference content. From broad-based handbooks to professional reference materials and how-to guides through monographs and scholarly literature, Referex Engineering excels in coverage and specialization. Users can search through the full-text of hundreds of electronic books and retrieve full-text documents within the Engineering Village environment.
Referex Engineering on Engineering Village will allow users to:
- Search all Referex Engineering collections simultaneously or restrict searching to a single collection. Search the full-text for keywords or perform file-restricted searches on title, author name, or ISBN. Select to view titles based on subject category.
- Browse result lists including section title, book name, and bibliographic information. Cover images and relevance ratings are displayed with each record.
- Link to detailed book descriptions, the full-text section and sub-section in PDF format.
More Content Choices
The information needs of engineers are seemingly endless, yet Engineering Village strives to offer the research tool and content necessary for successful engineering related discovery. In addition to hosted content sources, Engineering Village's powerful environment can be used to search select news, e-books, patents, and product specifications databases.
- Access to more than 210 leading engineering handbooks from CRC Press' award-wining ENGnetBASE.
- Daily news feeds from Lexis Nexis to ensure you and your business are kept informed on engineering news and industry information.
- Search for registered patents from the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office and The European Patent Office.
Simplify Research and Improve Results
Designed with today's end user in mind, Engineering Village offers easy-to-use features and advanced research tools to save time and simplify the research process. Accurate search results can be easily produced by novice users via Quick Search.Advanced searchers can leverage the power and precision of Engineering Village's Expert Search functions, browse-able thesauri, look-up indexes and more. Combined database searching allows for controlled duplicate removal, while searching mulitple content sources. Linking options are pervasive and designed to deliver the fastest route to full-text content AND to work with existing library systems. Personalization options ensure users can make the most of their research experience with features including emails alerts, saved record folders, and search histories.
- Search - Quick and Expert search options enable users of all levels to easily locate critical information
- Results - Instantley sorted and easily manipulated. Choose to de-duplicate records, refine results, e-mail, save, or export records.
- Link - Link to OPAC's, Open URL resources, and full-text documents.
This combination of power research tools with the premium content sources engineering research requires make Engineering Village the globally accepted resource of choice for engineering communities.
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Last updated: 24 Sep 2012