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Engineering dissertations now available in Ei Compendex: Access new ideas and improve discovery

on Thu, 09/03/2015 - 13:53

Engineering Village is adding engineering dissertations,* supplied by ProQuest to the Ei Compendex database.  Each dissertation is indexed using the Ei Thesaurus.

Ei Compendex is often recognized among researchers as the most precise and comprehensive engineering literature database available within the Engineering Village platform. The addition of engineering dissertations, dating from 2001 onward with an estimation of 6,000 new dissertations added to Ei Compendex annually, means no significant source of relative engineering information will ever be missed during your research.


Engineering Village August Updates

on Fri, 08/28/2015 - 12:45

The Engineering Village team has incorporated several noteworthy updates and enhancements this month to improve your overall research experience, including:

  • Simplified Quick Search page with more visible search history
  • “Sticky” database selections across multiple search pages
  • Results page tutorial that helps save you time and improve results
  • Preference page update for registered users
  • New downloading features 

Please return to the blog for weekly updates covering all of the latest information.  If you’re not a subscriber, get weekly updates sent directly to your inbox.

Engineering Village July Updates

on Wed, 07/29/2015 - 20:23

On July 30, Engineering Village released a number of interface improvements in support of your daily engineering research tasks. All enhancements were in response to your feedback, whether provided through in-product Engineering Village surveys, or by speaking with our team of customer consultants. As always, your input on Engineering Village features and functionalities is highly valued.

Take a look at the changes the Engineering Village team has implemented, grouped beneath “All Users”, meaning the updates are available to all Engineering Village subscribers, and “Registered Users”, meaning

Release Date: 
Thursday, July 30, 2015

Scheduled maintenance for Engineering Village and other Elsevier platforms on Saturday, August 1.

on Mon, 07/27/2015 - 14:19

On Saturday, August 1, Engineering Village and other Elsevier platforms such as Scopus, ScienceDirect, Mendeley
and SciVal Funding will be unavailable due to scheduled maintenance for approximately 4.5 hours starting at 06:00 PM EDT
. Users will see a downtime message during this time period.

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Release Date: July 27, 2015


Engineering Village Unveils Dissertations at ASEE & SLA Conferences 2015

on Mon, 06/15/2015 - 15:31

It's no secret why the Engineering Village team works around the clock to implement updates and features that enhance your engineering research experience.  We listen to your questions and concerns and we value your feedback.  In return, your loyalty fuels our passion to keep Engineering Village your number one destination for serious engineering research. That's why we're thrilled to rollout a new content type in Compendex, in beta -- Dissertations.

Access new Engineering Village features on a monthly basis

on Tue, 06/02/2015 - 14:05

Have you noticed all the updates to Engineering Village lately? In fact, there have been a regular stream of enhancements over the past 24 months. This is due to Engineering Village’s agile development cycle, a process of continuous improvement which ensures the product remains responsive to its user-community,short time of their emergence.

One of key the characteristics of agile development is that items of functionality or features are less often introduced in a single grandstanding package, but rolled out incrementally over time.

All eyes on Ei Compendex - four unique features on Engineering Village

on Thu, 05/21/2015 - 13:22

“Scientists dream about doing great things.  Engineers do them.”  So said novelist James A Michener – and it’s this same spirit of vigorous application that has made Ei Compendex the broadest and most complete engineering literature database in the world.

Ei Compendex  provides a truly holistic and global view of peer reviewed and indexed publications with over 17 million records from 73 countries across 190 engineering disciplines.

15 millionth record added to the Inspec database

on Thu, 04/30/2015 - 13:54

IET’s Inspec database reached the milestone of adding the 15 millionth record, an article from a team of researchers from Besançon, France, published in the Elsevier journal Sensors and Actuators B: Chemical. This article joins other great scientific achievements featured by Inspec over the years. Researchers, engineers and scientists can access Inspec using the Engineering Village platform, enabling them to quickly obtain information needed to stay up-to-date, fuel scientific discoveries and maximize research effectiveness.

“The coverage of Inspec is impressive, especially in Physics.

New Download Feature: Download to Mendeley

on Mon, 04/13/2015 - 10:57

Engineering Village users now have an easy way to download and manage their research documents and import them into Mendeley.  Mendeley is a free reference management tool with powerful features for organizing and leveraging your research.  Create bibliographies, format citations, collaborate with your colleagues and promote your journal content by using Mendeley with Engineering Village. 

To get started, do a search on any topic within Engineering Village.  On the results page, click on the download options and choose Mendeley.

New Download Feature: Facet Download to .CSV Format

on Mon, 04/13/2015 - 10:46

Facet information can be used to quickly identify leading authors on a topic, universities with strong research programs and other useful information that can be gleaned from analyzing published documents. 

Ever want to download the information found within a Facet table on the left side of an Engineering Village results page?  The process has been improved to enable seamless download and import into most spreadsheet software using the .CSV file format.  Click on the transfer icon at the top of the Facet box, edit the filename and open the document with your spreadsheet software.

Highlight Search Terms Feature for Registered Users

on Fri, 04/10/2015 - 11:22

Users who register and login to Engineering Village have access to premier research features including the ability see their search terms highlighted within their search result list. Additionally, registered users can change the color of the search term highlighting when viewing a document within the Abstract or Detailed page. The highlight color can be saved to the user preferences list within the Settings menu.

Highlighting enables researchers to find relevant text quickly and save time determining the relevance of a document.

The Top 3 innovations you can expect in 2015 – making you even more successful in your work

on Fri, 03/13/2015 - 14:46

Last week we highlighted the key innovations on Engineering Village in 2014. However, if you want a sneak peak of some of the major developments you can look forward to seeing in 2015, keep reading.  As you know, everything we do here at Engineering Village is aimed at making you more successful in your work. We want you to be confident that the information you access is of high quality and search results are relevant, complete and accurate. So here’s the top 3 of new content and features that will secure exactly that mission:

  1. References in Compendex records
    Sometimes abstracts don’t provide