Knovel: Foster success in the classroom and beyond

Employers expect entry-level engineers to be well-prepared for their jobs and to help solve the increasingly complex engineering problems in today's world. Using the same engineering tools and resources as professionals in the field allows students to be better prepared for a technology-driven workplace and highly competitive job market.

Hundreds of thousands of professors, researchers, and students from top engineering schools worldwide rely on Knovel, including leading universities for Mechanical, Aeronautical, Chemical and Manufacturing Engineering. We help engineering students save time, incorporate technical information into their work, and expand their knowledge.


Bringing people together with the Engineering Academic Challenge

On September 18th, Engineering Academic Challenge kicks off again in 2017. This five-week challenge gives librarians around the world the chance to bridge the gap between the library, students and faculty. The EAC offers students a game-based learning experience to build core research skills while creating solutions to engineering grand challenges, harnessing the combined power of Knovel and Engineering Village. All subscribers of Knovel and/or Engineering Village are eligible to play.

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EAC developers Jay Bhatt (left) and Daniel Christe from University of Drexel (far right) pose with a top scorer during a EAC "marathon" event, sporting bottle opener sunglasses. (Photo courtesy of Daniel Christe)

Learn how active learning can be brought to life in your classrooms in a webinar by our STEM Learning Strategist Daniel Christe on September 7th, 10.00 AM EST. Click here to register. Daniel will join us again on September 14th, 10:00 AM EST for a detailed walkthrough of the Engineering Academic Challenge. Click here to register.

Want to hear how other universities are leveraging EAC to drive interdisciplinary learning outcomes, bring students to the library and open up opportunities for library and faculty collaboration? Download our article.

The EAC promo toolkit - with promotion materials to print and display around faculties and schools includes tips on successfully organizing EAC events.


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The EAC vlogger community


In this spring edition, the EAC provides students and librarians with the possibility to become EAC vloggers via the Seenit capture app, available in Google Play and on the App store. With Seenit, participants can share stories and thoughts on the challenges, provide ideas and feedback to the rest of the community, and connect with other EAC contestants across the globe.

These are the steps to becoming an EAC vlogger:

  1. Download the Seenit Capture app from the Apple Store or Google Play
  2. Join our project by entering the project name: elseviereac2017
  3. Record your 30second video on the 3 topics.
  4. Enjoy other contestants’ videos!

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Knovel Customer Story

École Centrale Paris customer story - Chemicals - Knovel | Elsevier

Knovel helps École Centrale Paris prepare students for a career in engineering, instilling best practices in finding and using reliable technical insights for applied engineering problems.

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How Knovel works

Engineering data for solving today's problems


Knovel provides general reference and best practice insights, process and design applications, material and substance properties data, and equations for specific engineering disciplines.

Knovel engineering content offerings
Knovel materials and substance databases

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Engage Users with Innovative Tools


Knovel provides interactive tools for initial calculations, engineering-focused and data search features, mobile capabilities and integrations with engineering software and applications.

Knovel tools and search capabilities
Knovel workflow integrations


Insights for educators and researchers

A game-based learning approach to information literacy

Learn how Drexel University incorporated the 2015 Knovel Academic Challenge to improve students’ understanding of technical concepts, critical thinking, cognitive monitoring and creative problem solving.

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