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Release Date: 
September 3 2014



  Engineering Village launches ‘Save to Dropbox’ feature

Importing results to Dropbox is easy on Engineering Village.

From your Results page, select “Download”, choose the format of the record, and then select the Dropbox “Save” button.

Seven formats are available for selection, and you can then select and change the designated folders within Dropbox.

Save to Dropbox is especially convenient when you need access to Engineering Village records from anywhere outside of the Engineering Village product itself.

 

Release Date: 
June 27 2014



  Engineering Village launches ‘Save to Google Drive’ and ‘User Preferences’ features

Save to Google Drive

Importing results to Google Drive is easy on Engineering Village. From your Results page, select “Download”, choose the format of the record, and then select the Google Drive “Save” button. Seven formats are available for selection, and you can then select and change the designated folders within Google Drive. Save to Google Drive is especially convenient when you need access to Engineering Village records from anywhere outside of the Engineering Village product itself.

Screenshot:  Download to Google Drive

User Preferences

Engineering Village users who login with their User Profile can set default options for basic search result and download preferences. These options include: Display results per page, Sorting, Show Preview, Download format and Download output. Setting up a User Profile is easy and free, select Register Now to begin.

Screenshot: Engineering Village "My Preferences"

 

Release Date: 
May 15 2014



  Engineering Village adds AutoSuggest, Mendeley web importer and new download formats

The following new features were released on www.engineeringvillage.com on January 30, 2014.

 

  1. AutoSuggest based on the Ei Thesaurus
  2. New Download format .xls
  3. Mendeley Web importer
  4. Modal Overlay awareness tool

 

AutoSuggest powered by the EI Thesaurus

Finding search terms can be difficult especially for novice users of the platform. AutoSuggest on Engineering Village helps engineering researchers find terms quickly by displaying a list of suggested engineering terms based on the 20,000 terms located within the most trusted engineering Thesaurus available, the Ei Thesaurus.

 

After the third character is entered in the search bar, AutoSuggest will present an alphabetical listing of engineering terms from the Ei Thesaurus. As the user continues to type, the listing of terms will adjust accordingly. User testing has shown that this gives users a faster way to find engineering terms, improved search results by locating better engineering terms and reduced chance of spelling the term incorrectly.

 


New download format

New to the download options on Engineering Village is the Microsoft Excel format as a download option. The addition of this format joins the CSV, PDF and RTF formats released in November and December of 2013. Engineering Village now offers these eight download formats:

 


 

Mendeley web importer

Importing results into Mendeley is now easier on Engineering Village. With one click of the Mendeley Bookmarklet in the browser, Engineering Village results are imported into a user's Mendeley account. For users of ScienceDirect or Scopus, this functionality will be familiar.

 

 

Overlay awareness tool

In order to better communicate with users at the point of use, we have introduced the Overlay (home page) dialogue box. This overlay is a tool to quickly make users aware of new features and other product announcements. When a user signs on, the overlay appears as illustrated below.  This feature will be turned on for all users after each release and stay active for approximately two weeks.

 

Modal Overlay display in Engineering Village

 

For a detailed review of the changes, please read the full release notes (PDF).

 

 

 

Release Date: 
January 31 2014



  Engineering Village adds new download formats and upgrades accessibility

Accessibility Statement

Engineering Village features, content, and functionality have been designed to be accessible by all users and devices. We strive to adhere to the  U.S. Section 508 Guidelines for Web. We strive to meet the W3C Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 2.0. See Engineering Village’s Accessibility Statement.

 


 

New Download Formats

Two download formats have been added: RTF (Word© friendly format) and PDF. All documents can be downloaded in these formats.

 

Release Date: 
November 22 2013



  Engineering Village improves search results page

Engineering Village has released two new features to enhance the user experience of the platform - show/hide preview and horizontal facet display.

Show/hide Preview

This feature provides users with the ability to see the preview of a record within the Search Results Page. This allows a user to faster review the results, saving time:



 

Horizontal facet display

This allows a user to view more of the facets results without scrolling on the Search Results Page:

 

 

Release Date: 
October 29 2013



  Engineering Village migrates login to Elsevier system

In order to improve the user login experience, Engineering Village has migrated its login systems to utilize the same system as other Elsevier products, such as ScienceDirect and Scopus. This migration will allow users to have a single sign-on for all three products. (This migration took) place on July 17.

There will be no downtime during this process, and we do not expect users to see any disruption in service. On July 17, anyone with an Engineering Village user profile will be sent an email with instructions on how to migrate their existing Engineering Village user profile to the updated login system.

If you have questions, please contact our Customer Support team at: eicustomersupport@elsevier.com.

Release Date: 
July 17 2013



  Engineering Village enhances institutional login

Due to recent changes by the service provider Eduserv, we are required to make updates to Shibboleth and Athens institutional login. Users at institutions using these services will be asked to select their institution as part of the institutional login procedure. The user’s login preference will be remembered the next time the user logs in from the same machine.

If users have trouble or do not see their institution listed they should contact their institution’s librarian/ information specialist to assist with access.

 

Release Date: 
November 27 2012



  Engineering Village makes changes to Shibboleth and Athens institutional login

Due to recent changes by the service provider Eduserv, we are required to make changes to the Shibboleth and Athens institutional login. Shibboleth and Athens users will be asked to select their institution as part of the institutional login procedure. User’s login preference will be remembered the next time the user logs in from the same machine.

If users have trouble or do not see their institution listed they should contact their institution’s librarian/ information specialist to assist with access.

Release Date: 
November 27 2012



  Engineering Village turns on chart and download for all customers

The navigator Chart & Download capability has been activated for all customers. This capability exists on the facets of the results page. This feature allows you to view facets results in a chart using the ‘view chart’ icon ( http://help.engineeringvillage.com/Content/Images/view_chart_icon.png). or to download the data for off-platform manipulation.

Release Date: 
November 5 2012