Ei Compendex

Ei Compendex is the broadest and most complete engineering literature database available in the world. It provides a truly holistic and global view of peer reviewed and indexed publications with over 20 million records from 77 countries across 190 engineering disciplines. Every record is carefully selected and indexed using the Engineering Index Thesaurus to ensure discovery and retrieval of engineering-specific literature that engineering students and professionals can rely on. By using Ei Compendex, engineers can be confident information is relevant, complete, accurate and of high quality.

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Preprints now available

We are excited to announce preprints as a new document type available on Engineering Village. Nearly 800,000 open access preprints from arXiv (from 2017 onwards) are now findable within the Compendex database, with more coming soon. Preprints can be included or excluded from search by using the “Document Type” filter (which also contains other document types such as standards, conference proceedings etc).

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  • Content sources (and counting*)

    • 190 engineering disciplines
    • 85 countries
    • 2,553 publishers
    • 3,878 scholarly journals
    • 311 Open Access titles
    • 194 trade magazines
    • 133,896 conference proceedings
    • 146 book series
    • 50,000+ books with 263,000+ book chapters (>1970)
    • articles in press from 1,944 serial publications
    • 211,844 dissertations
    • Over 205,000 technical standard records from 12 standard developing organizations and more standards from other organizations on the way

    Content size (and counting*)

    • 27.5+ million records >1970
    • 17.7+ million journal articles
    • 9.8+ million conference papers
    • 3.9+ million open access articles
    • 30,000-35,000 records added weekly
    • 6.5+ million records indexed with funding information
    • 6.3+ million records indexed with numerical data indexing (62 physical properties), and millions of records indexed with chemical indexing.
    • 1.74 million records from 1884-1969 (Ei Backfile)

    * count as of August 2021

    Ei Compendex cross-disciplinary areas

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    Ei Compendex related areas

    • Applied Physics, including Optics
    • Bioengineering and Biotechnology
    • Food Science and Technology
    • Materials Science
    • Instrumentation, including Medical Devices
    • Nanotechnology

    Ei Backfile

    Founded in 1884, Engineering Index has recorded virtually every major engineering innovation from around the world. The Engineering Index Backfile provides a comprehensive, historical view of engineering innovations from 1884-1969 with over 1.7 million records digitized from the original print indexes. Combined with Ei Compendex, it provides the most comprehensive overview of the last 130 years of engineering literature and it is available on Engineering Village only.

    Why Ei Compendex on Engineering Village

    Ei Compendex is indexed specifically for engineers using the Engineering Index Thesaurus, making search results consistently accurate and relevant to engineering research. Engineering Village's powerful search tools leverage Ei Compendex's controlled vocabulary, making it quick and easy for users to refine their searches and gain insight from results.

    Other unique features available only on Engineering Village are:

    • Citation counts, citation details and author profiles from Scopus
    • Publisher search, limit to or exclude feature
    • Ei Backfiles for publications between 1884 - 1969
    • Articles in press from 1,260 journals

    Why Engineering Village

    Engineering Village is an essential resource for students, researchers and faculty to stay up-to-date in their field, acquire knowledge in new areas, set up research proposals and write papers. It is the leading information discovery platform specifically designed by and for the engineering community. By using Engineering Village, engineers gain easy access to information and can be confident search results are relevant, complete, accurate and of high quality.

    TOP 5 reasons to use Ei Compendex on Engineering Village 1

    • Helpful search features
    • Improves research success
    • Saves time
    • Easy to navigate
    • Comprehensive search results

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    About Chemical Business NewsBase (CBNB)

    As a leading provider of worldwide chemical business news, CBNB offers timely information essential for tracking trends and developments in the chemical and chemical engineering industry. It includes financial and business data from influential chemical companies, the latest industry R&D news, intelligence on government legislation changes, and analysis of economic trends. With daily updates and over 1.6 million records, CBNB is the premiere news source for chemical business information.

    CBNB Quick Facts

    • 300+ core trade journals, newspapers and company newsletters
    • Covers books, market reports, company reports, press releases and other "grey literature"
    • Updated daily

    About Chimica

    Chimica provides chemistry and chemical engineering researchers with the current and trustworthy information they need to achieve successful results. A database of literature abstracts created specifically for chemistry and chemical engineering research, Chimica indexes the most influential, international chemistry journals. Weekly updates keep engineers stay current with the latest developments in their field, including inorganic chemistry, organic chemistry, applied chemistry, analytical chemistry, chemical engineering and general chemistry.

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