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Numeric search enables deep investigations across Ei Compendex & Inspec on Engineering Village

on Thu, 02/09/2017 - 14:49

New functionality allows searches by meters, temperature, data bits and more than 60 other measurement units

By Marilynn Larkin

Summary: Engineers will no longer be stymied by the many ways numerical data appears in the literature. Forget about searching on qualitative terms such as “big,” “short,” “heavy” or “shallow.” Numeric search—new functionality for Compendex and Inspec on Engineering Village—lets you search directly on the specific terms that matter to you, and receive standardized results in the format of your choice.

Streamline your searches

Numerical data is often used by

Numeric Search: Work faster, Open Up New Lines of Investigation on Compendex/Inspec

on Thu, 01/05/2017 - 23:51

By Marilynn Larkin

Research projects that involve building an 11 km tunnel through an urban area…a new way to produce high-strength steel that might be patentable…a design for an airport surface communications system that needs compliant radio communications technologies….

What’s the fastest way to get the information you need to complete your engineering projects? Numeric search – an easy-to-use feature that overcomes the major obstacle to identifying relevant research based on numeric data.

Enjoy the power

Historically, trying to locate relevant research using numeric data has been

Engineering Village: 2016 Highlights

on Thu, 01/05/2017 - 17:51

By Sally Fell

As we close out 2016, the Engineering Village team would like to thank our customers and wish you the very best for 2017.  We will continue to evolve the Engineering Village platform to meet our customer’s changing needs.  Let’s take a look back at the achievements made this year:

Grant Funding – Users who want to identify grant funding resources or track projects sponsored by funding agencies can use three new grant funding fields in Compendex, GEOBASE, EnCompassLIT, Chemica and PaperChem.

Gender in the Global Research Landscape: Focus on Engineering

on Fri, 12/09/2016 - 17:32

By Marilynn Larkin 

Gender diversity issues pervade all scientific disciplines in all key arenas, including the workplace, publishing and leadership/innovation. In a recent Engineering Village webinar, Dr. Holly Falk-Krzesinski, Elsevier’s Vice President, Global Academic Relations and co-chair of Elsevier's Gender Working Group, and Nita Patel, founder of the IEEE Women in Engineering International Leadership Conference and Systems and Software Engineering Director at L-3 Warrior Systems, explored the issues and highlighted initiatives aimed at promoting gender equality.

Elsevier is keenly

Navigating Your Engineering Career Path: A Unique Strategy

on Fri, 11/11/2016 - 01:30

By Marilynn Larkin

Work…family…career planning…hobbies. How can you take that dream engineering job and ensure you don’t put the rest of your life on hold or on the back burner? Dr. Christine Grant, Academic Resilience Strategist, Professor of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering and Associate Dean of Faculty Advancement at the North Carolina State College of Engineering shows you how in Engineering Village’s Navigating Your Engineereing Career Path webinar, now archived and available for viewing free of charge.         

Dr.

Get the most out of Engineering Village with the new Get Started tutorials

on Mon, 11/07/2016 - 13:15

‘’These five quick paced, fun videos cover search options in Engineering Village that grab students’ attention and gets out that all important message of using quality research with just a few clicks to save time.You can use this in the classroom, at the reference desk and it’s also great for virtual reference. I recommend you check it out!’’

Bonnie Osif, Engineering Librarian at Penn State University                

Time - we all want more of it!  If you are new to using Engineering Village, want a quick refresher or are responsible for training others, our Getting Started program can easily

Faster and easier modifying of searches on Engineering Village

on Thu, 10/27/2016 - 12:47

We've recently introduced an important enhancement that makes search refinement faster and more efficient in Engineering Village. Previously, you would revert back to the search page to modifyyour most recent search. Now, a search form on the top of the results page makes search modifications easier.This new search form eliminates the need to take the extra step of clicking the back arrow to the original search form when editing a search.  Additionally, terms and concepts within the search results list can be consulted as you modify your queries.

As a result, less time is needed to modify

Engineering Village Releases New, Improved Record Sharing

on Wed, 10/26/2016 - 17:29

 

Share the knowledge contained in Engineering Village with other experts in your field by leveraging our new and improved record sharing feature. We've streamlined the ability to share records whether via email or by embedding a record link on a website or blog.

How it works:

We've combined the Share and Email buttons on the Record Abstract and Record Detail pages in order to provide all sharing choices within a single menu for your ease of use.  From the Share menu, simply copy your link and paste it within a blog post, website etcetera.

Do Female Engineering Students Need Training in Handling Sexism/Ageism?

on Thu, 10/20/2016 - 18:00

By Marilynn Larkin

The answer is “yes,” according to two Drexel University engineering students—and these young women are not alone:  a recent MIT study found that, in the United States, “20% of undergraduate engineering degrees are awarded to women, but only 13% of the engineering workforce is female.” This statistic may be due, at least in part, to the study’s findings that “women often feel marginalized, especially during internships, other summer work opportunities, or team-based educational activities,” which may serve as a catalyst for leaving engineering when it’s time to embark on a

Physician Engineers: A New Breed of Professionals

on Wed, 09/28/2016 - 14:53

By Marilynn Larkin

What do point-of-care diagnostics, organs-on-chips and pacemakers have in common? They’re all products of interdisciplinary collaborations, and team members usually include physicians, who provide input on what’s needed in the clinic, and engineers, who help design and develop the devices. Recognizing the power of such collaborations, the IEEE launched the Journal of Translational Engineering in Health and Medicine a few years back “to support the movement of biotechnological innovations from idea to clinical trials and commercialization.”

Dr. M. Katherine Banks, Engineering Vice Chancellor and Dean of Engineering, Texas A&M

Now, Texas A&M University in

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