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Improved Graphs Aid Data Analysis

on Mon, 03/05/2018 - 14:50

Graphical information is an important aspect of information analysis and communication.  Charts can make information easier and faster to understand.  For these reasons, the Engineering Village team has updated the charts available to analyze your search results.  If you have not used the Engineering Village charting feature in the past, this would be a great time to check it out. 

After doing any search, look for the charting tool on the left side of the Results page:

Several enhancements have been

Finding the Perfect Engineering Job

on Tue, 02/27/2018 - 20:49

Presenting the All-New ‘Careers’ section on Engineering Village

Engineering Village (EV) has always prioritized what is important to its users, and is happy to announce its latest upgrade. The all new ‘Careers’ feature on EV brings fresh new opportunities for engineers, which will serve both engineers looking for that first job, as well as experienced engineers who seek to expand their responsibilities.

Webinar Invitation: See How Engineering Village Can Improve Your Research Success

on Fri, 02/09/2018 - 17:08

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

Join us on February 13th to learn how Engineering Village helped users like you discover top quality engineering research content faster in 2017. Plus, we’ll preview how 2018’s additions will further your research success. 

Register here:

Topics include: 

• Numeric filtering: Engineering Village is the only platform that enables numeric searching across Compendex and Inspec, helping engineers and


Engineering Village Adds PlumX Metrics

on Tue, 02/06/2018 - 16:03

PlumX Metrics provide insights into the ways people interact with individual pieces of research output in the online environment. The metrics can be used to determine the reach or impact of a document when evaluating research articles.  Examples include, when research is mentioned in the news or is tweeted about online. Collectively known as PlumX Metrics, these metrics are divided into five categories to help make sense of the huge amounts of data and to enable analysis.  Metrics are categorized into 5 separate areas:

  • Usage – A way to signal if anyone is reading the article or otherwise

Introducing IEEE Standards in Compendex on Engineering Village

on Mon, 01/22/2018 - 15:27

Oil rigs. Batteries. Airplanes. These modern marvels all require the use of technical standards, a cornerstone of engineering. But, standards aren’t the only “cornerstones” of engineering research, design & development, and manufacturing. While standards will tell you “what” to adhere to, “how to get there” is a different story.

Engineers and researchers need a complete suite of validated information to innovate, build, and maintain. That information is usually found in books, journals, conference proceeding, and more…all of which is indexed in Compendex on Engineering Village.


Related documents box in Compendex and Inspec

on Tue, 12/05/2017 - 13:50

Finding relevant information within Engineering Village is faster and easier now with the new Related Documents feature. The Related Documents box that appears on Compendex and Inspec record pages contains links to three documents that have related topic information to the document that is displayed on the screen. When clicking on the ‘View All’ link, a new results page opens showing up to 25 more related topic documents.

The Related Documents box leverages the unique numeric data indexing that is only available on Compendex and Inspec on the Engineering Village platform.

Engineering Village adds instructional videos

on Mon, 11/20/2017 - 14:00

What is the easiest and best way to search Engineering Village databases? Do you need to provide research instruction to students or faculty? Four new videos which feature the Quick Search, Results, Record pages and Numerical Data have been added to the Engineering Village Help menu.

Each short video can be viewed in a separate window so researchers can watch the videos without leaving Engineering Village. To access the videos, select the Help icon (?) at the top of any page within Engineering Village and select Video help or use these videos links:

Folder Record Limit Increased to 100

on Tue, 10/03/2017 - 12:09

Engineering Village folders are a great way to organize research and store records for easy access.  Registered users can create up to 10 personal folders and now up to 100 records can be saved to each folder.The previous limit for saving records was 50.

Throughout multiple research sessions, users can select records within any Engineering Village database and place them in a folder where they will remain saved.  Records can be added to an existing folder at any time and can be downloaded, printed or shared by the folder owner.

Steps for Saving Records to a Folder:

1. Do a search within any

Customer support to focus on live chat, telephone and web form

on Mon, 10/02/2017 - 11:52

Engineering Village customer support communication has moved from traditional email to a webform format as well as live-chat and telephone channels. The updated communication formats give customers better and faster service when using Engineering Village.  Learn more here.

Have questions about using Engineering Village? Get answers fast with live chat, telephone or web form.

Easier to search Geographic Terms in GEOBASE

on Thu, 09/07/2017 - 12:06

GEOBASE researchers now have a faster, easier and more direct method of leveraging the geographic terms included in GEOBASE records. While geographic terms have always been searchable within the Expert Search form on Engineering Village, they are also now available on the Quick Search page. 

Geographic terms are used to describe the most important location information contained within a document.  These terms can describe very specific locations such as a city or broad territories like a continent or ocean.