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Knovel helps engineers solve complex problems by providing best practice insights, validated equations and materials and substances data

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Get actionable technical data for solving engineering problems

Knovel's curated content and databases, online engineering tools and award-winning, intuitive platform gives today's — and tomorrow's — engineers and researchers the confidence to explore new technical topics, develop products and processes, and formulate engineering solutions without fear of overlooking vital data.

Knovel helps organizations increase productivity, improve education, minimize risk, and optimize business performance by helping users:

  • Develop and improve product and processes
  • Meet EHS compliance & regulatory requirements
  • Become fluent in new areas
  • Improve process efficiencies
  • Strengthen safety measures

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  • Minimize operational risk
  • Reduce costs and consultancy fees
  • Get professional development/certification
  • Share information with remote team members

How Knovel works

Engineering information essentials

Knovel offers 40+ technical reference and content offerings that can be tailored to any organization’s needs.
Engineering information offerings

Materials databases

Knovel features unique tables and databases, covering everything from mechanical to chemical properties data, corrosion data and material properties.
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Smart content & analytics

Knovel provides interactive engineering tools that enable data analysis, and specialized data search and taxonomies that make it easy to discover answers to technical questions.
Engineering tools and search capabilities

Greater portability for engineering data

Knovel offers mobile capabilities and integrations with leading engineering software, applications and engineering information discovery platforms.

Engineering workflow integrations


Improve operational efficiency and engineering productivity


With Knovel, engineers get a comprehensive and reliable tool that helps them avoid losing precious hours sifting through technical data, trying to validate its accuracy and integrating it into their workflow.
Knovel helps engineering organizations:

Get answers to engineering questions - Knovel | Elsevier

Get answers to engineering questions: Over 80% of Knovel users find engineering information that is directly applicable to a project

Reach market faster and increase efficiency - Knovel | Elsevier

Reach market faster and increase efficiency: Knovel users reduce project completion and rework time by 8-9%, and avoid spending 3-15 hours per month looking for information

Solve design and development problems and meet specifications using trusted engineering data - Knovel | Elsevier

Solve design and development problems and meet specifications using trusted engineering data: Knovel users more easily find ways to innovate, meet specifications and cite trusted sources in documentation

Build technical knowledge on current industry topics - Knovel | Elsevier

Build technical knowledge on current industry topics: Knovel provides a wide range of essential technical information so that it's easier to develop knowledge in new areas


Learn how Knovel can benefit your organization today: View Knovel Customer Stories

Who we serve

Our customers include leading engineering, chemical, oil & gas, aerospace companies and educational institutions. We help engineers, researchers and product stewards across diverse industries and disciplines—from civil, electrical, mechanical and chemical engineers to professionals working in project management, design and R&D.

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Who we serve - Knovel | Elsevier

What our customers say

Preventing corrosion in an acetic acid tank - Chemicals & Materials | Elsevier R&D Solutions


Preventing corrosion in an acetic acid tank

A chemical company noticed a corrosion problem in some metal tanks where the tanks were exposed to vapor, but not liquid. The team leveraged the vast repository of chemical data on Knovel. See how they solved the problem — and prevented disaster.

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Knovel for
project management

Knovel for project management - Knovel | Elsevier

Whether updating processes, introducing new products or aligning resources, managing engineering projects efficiently is a challenge. Discover how Knovel can help with engineering projects from initiation to completion.

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Get to Alpha


Get to Alpha - Knovel | Elsevier

A scientist at a specialty chemical company used Knovel to identify high-performance polymers with the right properties, and in turn created a new commercial concept. Read this and other stories of innovation success.

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Knovel fact sheet

With Knovel's powerful search and interactive analytical tools, engineers can access best practice insights, validated equations, and materials and substances data from 120+ providers.

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