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Engineering Village browser support

on Tue, 03/04/2014 - 20:20

Engineering Village fully supports the following browsers running on Microsoft® Windows operating systems:

 

  • Microsoft Internet Explorer version 7.x, 8.x, 9.x
  • Mozilla® Firefox® on Windows
  • Google Chrome™ on Windows

 

We strive to fully support the latest full versions of these browsers.

Release Date: 
November 22 2013

Engineering Village adds AutoSuggest, Mendeley web importer and new download formats

on Fri, 01/31/2014 - 13:43

The following new features were released on www.engineeringvillage.com on January 30, 2014.

 

  1. AutoSuggest based on the Ei Thesaurus
  2. New Download format .xls
  3. Mendeley Web importer
  4. Modal Overlay awareness tool

 

AutoSuggest powered by the EI Thesaurus

Finding search terms can be difficult especially for novice users of the platform. AutoSuggest on Engineering Village helps engineering researchers find terms quickly by displaying a list of suggested engineering terms based on the 20,000 terms located within the most trusted engineering Thesaurus available, the Ei Thesaurus.

 

After the third character is entered in the search bar, AutoSuggest will present an alphabetical listing of engineering terms from the Ei Thesaurus. As the user continues to type, the listing of terms will adjust accordingly. User testing has shown that this gives users a faster way to find engineering terms, improved search results by locating better engineering terms and reduced chance of spelling the term incorrectly.

 


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Release Date: 
January 31 2014

Engineering Village adds new download formats and upgrades accessibility

on Fri, 11/22/2013 - 14:51

Accessibility Statement

Engineering Village features, content, and functionality have been designed to be accessible by all users and devices. We strive to adhere to the  U.S. Section 508 Guidelines for Web. We strive to meet the W3C Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 2.0. See Engineering Village’s Accessibility Statement.

 


 

New Download Formats

Two download formats have been added: RTF (Word© friendly format) and PDF. All documents can be downloaded in these formats.

 

Release Date: 
November 22 2013

Engineering Village improves search results page

on Tue, 10/29/2013 - 14:49

Engineering Village has released two new features to enhance the user experience of the platform - show/hide preview and horizontal facet display.

Show/hide Preview

This feature provides users with the ability to see the preview of a record within the Search Results Page. This allows a user to faster review the results, saving time:



 

Horizontal facet display

This allows a user to view more of the facets results without scrolling on the Search Results Page:

 

 

Release Date: 
October 29 2013

Engineering Village migrates login to Elsevier system

on Wed, 07/17/2013 - 14:48

In order to improve the user login experience, Engineering Village has migrated its login systems to utilize the same system as other Elsevier products, such as ScienceDirect and Scopus. This migration will allow users to have a single sign-on for all three products. (This migration took) place on July 17.

There will be no downtime during this process, and we do not expect users to see any disruption in service. On July 17, anyone with an Engineering Village user profile will be sent an email with instructions on how to migrate their existing Engineering Village user profile to the updated login system.

If you have questions, please contact our Customer Support team at: eicustomersupport@elsevier.com.

Release Date: 
July 17 2013

Engineering Village enhances institutional login

on Tue, 11/27/2012 - 00:41

Due to recent changes by the service provider Eduserv, we are required to make updates to Shibboleth and Athens institutional login. Users at institutions using these services will be asked to select their institution as part of the institutional login procedure. The user’s login preference will be remembered the next time the user logs in from the same machine.

If users have trouble or do not see their institution listed they should contact their institution’s librarian/ information specialist to assist with access.

 

Release Date: 
November 27 2012

Engineering Village makes changes to Shibboleth and Athens institutional login

on Tue, 11/27/2012 - 00:41

Due to recent changes by the service provider Eduserv, we are required to make changes to the Shibboleth and Athens institutional login. Shibboleth and Athens users will be asked to select their institution as part of the institutional login procedure. User’s login preference will be remembered the next time the user logs in from the same machine.

If users have trouble or do not see their institution listed they should contact their institution’s librarian/ information specialist to assist with access.

Release Date: 
November 27 2012

Engineering Village turns on chart and download for all customers

on Mon, 11/05/2012 - 00:32

The navigator Chart & Download capability has been activated for all customers. This capability exists on the facets of the results page. This feature allows you to view facets results in a chart using the ‘view chart’ icon ( http://help.engineeringvillage.com/Content/Images/view_chart_icon.png). or to download the data for off-platform manipulation.

Release Date: 
November 5 2012

Engineering Village enhances search history and selected records

on Fri, 10/05/2012 - 12:23

Search History

Search history has been upgraded to more easily combine searches. New drop down connectors allow allow for quick selection as the user's search is added to the Combine Searches box. Users still have the one-click capability to view query details, edit, save search or create an alert. Results can be viewed by selecting the results count to view the search results.

Selected records
Select records is now quicker to use with the ability to select up to 500 records at once and view the Selected record count from the search result page:

Release Date: 
October 5 2012

Engineering Village adds new search functionality

on Fri, 07/27/2012 - 09:23

Engineering Village has added a ‘New Search’ button on Results List, Abstract and Detailed pages. This feature will allows you to return to your default search tab within the previous databases selections:

 

Release Date: 
July 27 2012

Engineering Village redesigns user interface

on Wed, 07/18/2012 - 04:44

The Engineering Village new user interface release went live on July 18, 2012.

Engineering Village released a new user interface and features outlined below. The product has been updated and refreshed to improve usability and save users time searchign for engineering research information. All core functionality remains along with other enhancements that include:

  • Search results page is easier to scan, making it faster to find an article
  • “Add search field” feature has been added to Quick Search
  • More facets are visible on search results page without having to scroll down a page
  • Access to Search History is quicker
  • Results display options include 25, 50 and 100
  • Search terms in an article are highlighted for easier viewing

Below are screen shots examples of the previous and the current user interface:

Previous Engineering Village Home:

 

Current Engineering Village Home page, released July 18th, 2012:

 

In the new design, we aimed to more logically structure the page based on the user’s needs.

Release Date: 
July 18 2012