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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

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.

Please check the World Clock Time Zone Converter  to convert the time in your local time.To stay informed about service updates and product enhancements, we invite you to follow this blog or connect with us on  

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.