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Engineering Village announces interactive training tutorial for Thesaurus Search

on Fri, 11/06/2015 - 17:59

New training tutorial for Thesaurus Search improves search results 

The interactive Thesaurus Search training tutorial can be accessed via the Support menu at the top of the page by clicking Tutorial. First, enter the term you wish to search, then click Submit'to activate Tutorial.

Are you new to Thesaurus Search?
  • Learn three different search techniques using Search, Exact Term and the Browse Index 
  • Review related keyword terms for research topics to expand your research 
  • Use connectors 'AND', 'OR' to narrow or broaden your search results
  • Apply 'Limit to' options to further streamline your

Engineering Village October Updates

on Fri, 10/30/2015 - 00:06

Easily find important engineering information, faster

Locate 'go to' resources quickly with new features in 'My Preferences', that enable you to customize both search and facet settings. Note: You must register and/or log in to take advantage of these free upgrades.

1. Database default (search): Pre-select the database(s) you wish to search, then click 'Save' to set the search setting as your default. It's that simple.

Database default for search

Save time and increase productivity

2. Facet order (results): Pre-select your top 3 facets, in the preferred order you wish to review, on the search results page.

Improve your research experience with the latest updates and enhancements

on Wed, 10/07/2015 - 23:24

The Engineering Village team works continuously to bring product enhancements. Here is a list of the top 5 latest product highlights:

  1. Learn time-saving tips and improve search results from new interactive tutorials. When navigating to both the Expert Search and the Results pages for the first time, a tutorial prompt appears and guides you through using the page. 

2. Download search queries into a summary page. From the search results page, select  <PDF> and tick the checkbox <add search summary> under ‘format’ in the download options

3. In one click, preview abstracts directly on the

Engineering Village September Updates

on Tue, 10/06/2015 - 12:39

We are excited to announce the following Expert Search enhancements to guide your engineering research more effectively.

Expert Search enhancements:

  • Search codes are newly updated to help quicken discovery
  • A new interactive Expert Search tutorial helps guide you to better results by prompting tips and tricks during your research. For example:
    • Browse Indexes
      Did you know that selecting terms underneath Browse Indexes is the easiest way to conduct an Expert Search?
    • Search Codes
      Do you know how to use field tags construct an Expert Search?
    • Search Tips
      Have you tried implementing Search Tips to

Engineering Village to cease support of Internet Explorer 8 (IE8) on January 1

on Tue, 09/29/2015 - 03:20

Engineering Village will no longer support Internet Explorer 8 beginning January 1, 2016, in compliance with Microsoft’s official discontinuation date. For more information please visit Microsoft’s support page.

By removing IE 8 from our support list we will be able to provide the following future enhancements for you:

  • Remove current IE 8 security issues
  • Enhance existing security measures
  • Add support for new browser technologies
  • Add responsive design
  • Improve accessibility

In order for our users to continue benefitting from Engineering Village’s new features and functionalities, we would like to

Engineering Village training materials for Compendex, Inspec, GEOBASE and GeoRef

on Tue, 09/22/2015 - 19:02

The Engineering Village toolkit is an easy way to promote
Compendex, Inspec, GEOBASE and GeoRef to your users.

Engineering Village Toolkit

Download all training assets in one easy zip file.

Training materials include:

  • Overview emails 
    Overview emails feature database descriptions,search methods,
    links to training videos, registration benefits 
    and new site features.

    Click on the message to load the email into Outlook, then forward it to your recipient list!
  • Search widgets 
    Compendex and Inspec widget guides provide instructions on how to implement a 
    search widget on your LibGuide page to provide 1 click access to Engineering

Engineering Village & Knovel Present: Solving Problems That Matter... Critical Insights for Preparing the Next Generation of Engineers

on Thu, 09/10/2015 - 21:19

The conventional view of what it takes to thrive as an engineer no longer applies. What does it take to be an engineer in today’s fast-changing, hyper-connected world where people, society, systems and infrastructures are constantly evolving and being disrupted?

Join us for a complimentary webinar as Dr. Lawrence Jones reveals how institutional leaders, educators and other key influencers can prepare the next generation of engineering problem-solvers.

Two Times Available:
Wed, September 30, 2015 

10 am Eastern Time, 3 pm British Time

Thurs, October 1, 2015 
10 am Sydney Time, 9 am Japan Time

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