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Engineering Village comprises 12 engineering literature and patent databases providing comprehensive coverage from a range of trusted, reliable and relevant sources: scholarly journals, conference proceedings, trade publications, patents, and government reports.

Compendex & Ei Backfile

Currently with over 17 million records across 190 engineering disciplines, Compendex delivers the comprehensive, precise information and insights that researchers need.

The Engineering Index Backfile provides an historical view of engineering developments and innovations described in literature from 1884-1969. Over 1.7 million records have been digitized from the original Engineering Index print indexes.

The Ei Thesaurus, 6th Edition is available. Order your copy today.

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Ei Patents

Ei Patents contains 12.7 million patents filed with the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) and 4.4 million patents filed with the European Union Patent Office (EPO).

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Chimica & CBNB

Chimica contains 3.8 million literature abstracts from the most influential international chemistry journals, updated weekly and sourced from over 500 international chemistry journals.

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With daily updates and over 1.6 million records, CBNB is the premiere news source for chemical business information, supplying vital information on financial and business news, R&D developments, economic trends and legislative changes.

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EnCompassLIT & EnCompassPAT

These premiere sources for scientific literature and patent abstracts covers the downstream petroleum, petrochemical and natural gas industries. EnCompassLIT contains over 1 million records, EnCompassPAT contains over 650,000 records.

The EnCompass Thesaurus, 51st Edition is available. Order your copy today.

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GEOBASE is a multidisciplinary database of indexed research literature on the earth sciences, ecology, geology, human and physical geography, environmental sciences, oceanography, geomechanics, alternative energy sources, pollution, waste management and nature conservation. 2.7 million records

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Published by the American Geosciences Institute, GeoRef contains more than 3.5 million abstracts from journals, books, maps, conference papers, the US Geological Survey and more (from 1669 for North America and from 1933 for the rest of the world). Using the Google mapping interface geologists can see where their results are geographically located.

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Inspec & Inspec Archive

Produced by the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET), Inspec offers nearly 14 million records covering physics, electrical engineering, electronics, computer science, mechanical, production and manufacturing information. Searching Inspec on EV allows users to save their searches along with results from other databases.

For users who need a more historical perspective, Inspec Archive provides digitized records dating from 1898 to 1968. Over 900,000 records.

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One of the pulp and paper industry's most important resources for news and information, PaperChem covers targeted literature from 15 subject areas, with more than 660,000 records dating back to 1967.

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Every year, governments all over the world spend billions of dollars in unclassified research. The National Technical Information Service (NTIS) aggregates this information, and has approximately 2.5 million unclassified reports conducted in 350 subject areas.

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