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Ei Patents Adds the World Intellectual Property Organization Database

on Fri, 12/07/2018 - 20:26

A patent is a government authority or license that provides a sole title to an invention or innovation for a certain length of time, protecting the originator’s rights to sell, make, or use an invention.

Since engineers are often on the front line of innovation, understanding the patent landscape around a field of interest is of utmost importance. A patent literature search is often done to ensure that proprietary innovations are just that – proprietary – and help engineers and their institutions avoid litigation or wasted time.

Still, patent literature review is sometimes overlooked as part

Make Serendipitous Information Discoveries

on Wed, 10/24/2018 - 19:52

Serendipity. By definition, it’s the occurrence and development of events by chance in a happy or beneficial way. Engineers and researchers make serendipitous discoveries all the time, whether it’s diagnosing an unexpected failure or uncovering a suitable material for a specific scenario or condition.

Serendipitous discovery also happens in engineering information & data searching. And, Engineering Village just made it easier to make sense of it.

The “Related Documents” feature is now categorized by document type.

ASCE Standards Added to Compendex

on Tue, 10/16/2018 - 19:15

Standards are cornerstones of engineering research, design & development, and manufacturing. Along with documentation like journals, books, patents, and more, standards help organizations build the world.

In a continuation of our strategy from the beginning of the year, Compendex on Engineering Village has added the complete set of active standards from ASCE, the American Society of Civil Engineers. This renowned society provides “technical guidelines for promoting safety, reliability, productivity, and efficiency in civil engineering.

Demystify Your School’s Engineering Research Profile

on Wed, 09/12/2018 - 19:46

The institutional research decisions of tomorrow are often made with today’s research in mind. Thorough analysis of today’s engineering research trends, reach, and impact help deans and chairs make data-driven decisions about the pathway to tomorrow, while influencing grant allocations, research focus, and overall strategic vision.

Yet, the pathway from today to tomorrow is often uncertain. Creating reports that summarize institutional research activity can be time consuming. Plus, it’s still a challenge to reconcile data from multiple sources.

Easier Access to Search History

on Thu, 09/06/2018 - 20:49

Engineers now have faster access to their search history via the Results tab at the top of Engineering Village's search results page. The five most recent searches are visible along with the total number of searches completed during the session. 

Engineers can click on any of the search queries to re-run the search or View All Results to go to the Search History page that lists all search queries.  The Results tab search history list contains the most recent rolling five searches.

Why You Should Use It

  • Streamline the process for

Narrow Down to What Matters

on Thu, 08/23/2018 - 16:57

When you have an idea in mind, you often turn to online tools to find answers. The problem is, many times, you might not know the right search terms to uncover the most relevant results.

Engineering Village has made refining and narrowing research results fast and easy through a new Suggested Terms feature on the Results Page. 

After completing an initial search, users will see up to 5 suggested terms listed under the search box at the top of the Results Page.

Engineering Village Wins 2018 CODiE Award

on Thu, 06/14/2018 - 00:28

Engineering Village’s Numerical Data Indexing and Numeric Search has been named the Best Content Search, Discovery & Analytics Solution of 2018 as part of the annual SIIA CODiE Awards, in recognition of EV's commitment to helping engineers find relevant content to solve problems.

Numerical Data Indexing and Numeric Search enables engineers to easily find documents based on numerical properties by matching, converting and standardizing over 460,000 ways of writing numeric data.

ASTM Standards Added to Compendex on Engineering Village

on Tue, 05/22/2018 - 21:49

As consensus agreements on technical specifications, guidelines, rules, etc., standards help engineers and companies build smarter and safer, guaranteeing adherence to important regulations while ensuring quality and consistency across multiple engineering processes.

To help engineers uncover standards more efficiently, Compendex on Engineering Village has just added thousands of standards from ASTM International. ASTM International standards are the tools of customer satisfaction and competitiveness for companies across a wide range of markets, including but not limited to:

  • Oil & Gas

Thousands of ProQuest Dissertations Added to Compendex on Engineering Village

on Tue, 05/15/2018 - 20:30

Being able to access previously published dissertations as part of graduate-level research programs help you avoid already-covered topics while inspiring original thoughts.

Though Compendex on Engineering Village already contains thousands of dissertations, we’ve recently added 60,000+ backfiles (1896-1995) of ProQuest dissertations to further help you with your research.

Sourced from ProQuest Dissertations & Theses Global, these dissertations are from leading universities across a wide range of engineering-focused subject areas, covering doctoral dissertations but not masters theses.

This

EV is a CODiE Finalist!

on Tue, 05/08/2018 - 16:00

“Engineering Village with Numeric Index & Search” is a finalist in the Software and Information Industry Association (SIIA) CODiE Awards 2018 in the “Best Content Search, Discovery & Analytics Solution” category.

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