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Compendex Tags Open Access Articles

on Wed, 08/07/2019 - 03:54

Open access (OA) documents are an important and growing part of engineering research.  Peer-reviewed scholarly articles in engineering research literature are increasingly available online, without restrictions. Starting August 2019, Compendex will have over 1 million documents tagged as Open Access. Each Open Access document is peer reviewed and free to read and download. 

Researchers will find Open Access documents indicated in 2 ways within Compendex:

  • Open Access indicator at the end of an article title – Each open access article will be

Compendex Value Page

on Tue, 06/18/2019 - 19:17

Compendex on Engineering Village helps engineers quickly assess the engineering research landscape with ease. As the broadest and most complete engineering literature database in the world, it covers 190+ engineering-related disciplines and content dating back to 1884.

If you have an engineering research question, it’s likely that Compendex can help you answer it.

To help you get a broad overview of what’s available, Engineering Village now contains a Compendex overview page. It gives a visual overview of publications years, document types, and subject areas.

Collaborate With Colleagues Using Engineering Village

on Thu, 06/06/2019 - 19:54

When you come across some great search results, you may want to share those insights with colleagues.

Engineering Village just added a “share search” feature that allows you to quickly capture a search result page and forward it on to a colleague. Whether you’re working on a collaborative project with another engineer or simply found something of interest that’s worth passing on, the “share search” feature helps you do it quickly.

With Engineering Village’s other personalization features, you can also “create alerts” to stay on top of new

EV is a CODiE Finalist ... Again!

on Mon, 05/06/2019 - 18:32

Engineering Village was named a 2019 SIIA CODiE Awards finalist in the "Best Content Search & Discovery Solution" category, which recognizes the best search technology that delivers added context to end users and drives a more productive, intuitive search experience. It is noteworthy that EV was named the Winner of the 2018 CODiE award in the same category. This marks the second consecutive year that EV has been named a CODiE finalist. 


The SIIA CODiE Awards are the premier awards for the software and information

Compendex Adds AIAA Standards

on Tue, 04/02/2019 - 15:37


AIAA, or the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics, self-proclaims that its members have achieved virtually every milestone in modern American flight since 1963. Its mission is to “ignite and celebrate aerospace ingenuity and collaboration, and its importance to our way of life.”

Its standards, created by aerospace professionals for aerospace professionals, provide best practices and regulatory requirements to allow for economies of scale, expanded trade possibilities, and greater quality and safety of operating aerospace equipment.

Retain Session Information for Registered Users

on Thu, 03/14/2019 - 16:19

Registering a profile on Engineering Village has great benefits, including setting alerts to receive e-mails when new content is added that’s relevant to your research.

Now, registered users can retain specific session information from their last session. This allows you to quickly retrieve and recall records that you may want to re-visit based on your previous session.

Up to 50 searches and 500 selected records are stored from your previous session to recall them on your current one. Even if your session is timed-out, session searches and selected records are saved.

Start your registration

Set Your Engineering School Profile Default Page

on Thu, 03/07/2019 - 20:34

Continuously tracking the engineering research landscape of an institution is easy when you set your default Engineering School Profile page.

Simply click on the “star” next to the institution of your choice, and you’re all set. Every time you visit the Engineering School Profile page from then on, you will see that institution’s research stats by default.

Note that this feature requires registration. Try now.

Keep Track of Your Engineering School's Research Profile

on Tue, 03/05/2019 - 13:39

Last year, we made it easier to demystify your school’s engineering research profile through the Engineering School Profile feature.

This time, we’re making it easier to stay on top of your school’s changing research profile.

You can now create an alert to get an e-mail list of newly added records with authors from the selected institution. This enables deans, chairs, librarians and even engineers to view a university’s engineering research profile as it changes over time.

Make even better decisions with regard to funding, research focus, and overall strategy.

SAE Standards Added to Compendex

on Mon, 03/04/2019 - 13:30

SAE, or the Society of Automotive Engineers, is a “leader in connecting and educating engineers while promoting, developing and advancing aerospace, commercial vehicle and automotive engineering.”

Its mission is to “advance mobility knowledge and solutions for the benefit of humanity.” While its vision is to be “the leader in connecting and educating mobility professionals to enable safe, clean and accessible mobility solutions.”

This week, Compendex on Engineering Village began to add SAE standards records.

Search for the Stars

on Thu, 02/28/2019 - 14:29

Indexing capabilities across Engineering Village help users find more relevant search results. Now, Inspec on Engineering Village has just made it easier to find astronomical objects.

Astronomical indexing within the Inspec database enables users to search for individual astronomical objects. These could include items like constellations, galaxies, star clusters and nebula. Astronomical Indexing is a way of controlling the literature by collecting together celestial objects with standardized designations.

Using the Astronomical indexing, a user can limit to a celestial object in the form of