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Technical content in Knovel

Knovel continually expands its global network of content providers

Users now have access to multidisciplinary engineering content from over 140 publishers, societies and professional associations, including:


Technical references and premium content offerings cover a wide range of engineering expertise.

Find full text content, equations, materials and substances data, and interactive charts and graphs in 40+ subject areas, including:

Aerospace and radar technology

Mechanics and mechanical engineering

Biochemistry, biology and biotechnology

Chemistry and chemical engineering

Pharmaceutics, cosmetics and toiletries

Electrical and power engineering

Electronics and semiconductors

Sustainable energy and development

Substances and material databases provide a convenient way to access hard-to-find data

In-house and 3rd party industry and engineering experts develop unique database for Knovel. Property tables include physical, solvent, and thermodynamic properties. The physical property tables alone include over 21,000 inorganic and organic compounds, and pure substances. Other specialized databases include:

  • Aluminum alloy

  • Magnesium alloy

  • Optical and filter glass

  • Titanium alloy

  • Crude oil assay

  • Polymer matrix composites

Discover Knovel’s unique engineering content offerings and materials databases.


Better tools in Knovel

Interactive tables, graphs and tools help Knovel users find material and substance property data for specific scenarios and conditions, including:

  • 21,000 compound and substance property tables

  • 1,000 equations paired with worked examples

  • 1,000 unique units for 90 properties in unit converter

  • 100,000 interactive tables and graphs with live data


The Knovel steam calculators are some of the many built-in-tools within Knovel.

Search in Knovel

We designed Knovel's search specifically for technical professionals. Here are three examples of the menus and filters you can use to quickly locate the data you need.

  • Quick search

  • Filters

  • Property search

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10 major engineering challenges

From sagging infrastructure to climate change, get a quick overview of 10 major engineering challenges along with data points and links to additional information in Knovel.