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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

Take Charge of Engineering Research in 2019: Latest Engineering Village Updates

on Wed, 02/27/2019 - 15:54

Improving your research success, saving you time, and providing quality and relevant content are among Engineering Village’s goals.

Learn about all the new capabilities that Engineering Village has to offer with this recorded webinar: Take Charge of Engineering Research in 2019: Latest Engineering Village Updates.

Some of the topics covered include:

  • New standards content
  • New patents content
  • Astronomical indexing
  • Updated analytics capabilities
  • Engineering School Profile

Plus, you’ll learn about what 2019 has in store.

Year-in-Review 2018

on Fri, 01/11/2019 - 19:12

In 2018, Engineering Village helped users improve their research success by adding valuable standards and patents content, improving the search experience, and de-mystifying the engineering research landscape at institutions across the globe.

Whether you’re new to EV or a seasoned veteran, the below year-in-review summary can help you get up to speed on the latest and greatest product enhancements. Or, if you’d like to see how engineers are using EV to produce results, read these two new solution stories. The first shows how an engineer found a permanent solution to a gas condensate plant

More Ways to Track Engineering Research Output

on Wed, 01/02/2019 - 19:01

The Engineering School Profile, launched on Engineering Village in 2018, helps engineering deans and administrators make better decisions about grant allocations, research focus, and overall strategy.

It demystifies engineering research output and summarizes the research landscape of multiple educational institutions using the power of Compendex.

Now, the Engineering School Profile has just made it easier to track research output at specific institutions, while also giving you access to more must-have information.

Access to Search History and Favorites List

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.

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