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GEOBASE & GeoRef Webinar: Canada's Disappearing Glaciers, podcast, webcast and more information

on Thu, 03/31/2016 - 20:43

Thank you for joining the Climate Change Challenges: GEOBASE & GeoRef webinar presented by Kevin Lindstrom, Physical Sciences and Engineering Librarian at the University of British Columbia. Kevin highlighted insights derived from the University of British Columbia's in-depth engineering geoscience research, including a podcast by Bob McDonald of CBC's "Quirks & Quarks" where he interviewed, Dr. Garry Clarke, who is leading the way in deglaciation research at the University of British Columbia.  If you'd like to listen to the podcast or learn more about Dr.

Become a Registered User on Engineering Village and Customize AutoSuggest

on Fri, 03/11/2016 - 15:56

Become a Registered User and Customize AutoSuggest for Compendex
Registered users within Engineering Village now have the ability to turn off the AutoSuggest feature and save that default in their profile in the My Preferences menu.  The Engineering Village AutoSuggest feature helps engineering researchers find relevant information quickly by utilizing a list of descriptive terms assigned to Compendex articles.  As you begin typing a search into the Engineering Village Quick Search form, a list of topic terms or phrases are displayed that match what you are typing.

Engineering Village Librarian Toolkit: New Updates for Compendex, Inspec, GEOBASE & GeoRef Training Materials

on Fri, 03/04/2016 - 05:22

We recently updated the Engineering Village Librarian Toolkit for Compendex, Inspec, GEOBASE and GeoRef databases on the Engineering Village platform.  If you subscribe to Engineering Village, you should have received an email this week with a direct link to the toolkit page. Please bookmark the page for your convenience.  
And, if you're not a subscriber of Engineering Village, you can access the toolkit page after completing a short form on our infosite.

A Safe Endpoint Through The Fog: The George Washington Bridge

on Fri, 02/26/2016 - 04:58

Spanning across New York City’s Hudson River, the George Washington Bridge safely connects travelers crossing between New York and New Jersey states.  Not only is it the busiest bridge in the world, the George Washington Bridge is also home to the world’s largest free-flying American flag.  

“The George Washington Bridge is the most beautiful  bridge in the world”
– Le Corbusier, architect, designer & artist

In 1931, the George Washington Bridge completed—later the American Society of Civil Engineers dedicated it as a National Historic Civil

New Engineering Village Content & Features: Inspec dissertations & sharing engineering research information

on Thu, 02/25/2016 - 03:11

You may have noticed new Engineering Village features that benefit your workflow.  Please take a moment to review two special updates.

Inspec has partnered with ProQuest to include over 12,000 ProQuest dissertation records in the Inspec database on Engineering Village.  These records can be retrieved by searching (DS wn DT) on the Expert Search page or limiting to Document type = dissertation on the results page.  A link to the full text dissertations is available on the Detailed record page. 

1.) Inspec - Dissertation Full Text Links


Dissertations

American Black History Month: Dr. Patricia Bath (1942 - ) Inventor, Doctor & Educator

on Tue, 02/23/2016 - 23:57

Born in Harlem, New York, Dr. Patricia Bath was encouraged by her parents and her teachers to excel in her academic studies at a very young age. Growing up, she realized she wanted to make a difference in the world after learning about the humanitarian effort of Dr. Albert Schweitzer in servicing a leper village in the Congo. Throughout her life, Dr. Bath has battled sexism and racism, but instead of allowing the bias to define her, she simply succeeded in spite of it.  

Among her many accomplishments, Patricia Bath became the first

George Washington, America's first President and an engineer

on Mon, 02/22/2016 - 22:07

National Engineer's week in the United States is held every year during the week of George Washington's birthday on February 22nd. George Washington was the nation's first President and he was also an engineer in his own right. At a very young age, Washington began surveying (for more information search Engineering Village database, GEOBASE,1973-2016: (((george washington) WN ALL) AND ((surveying) WN ALL)) in Expert Search. Later, Washington designed and expanded his country estate, Mount Vernon. Washington also created new farm tools, invented a new

(U.S.) National Engineers Week: Engineers Solve Problems That Matter

on Sun, 02/21/2016 - 16:46

Engineers solve global problems that inevitably make the world safer, more sustainable and increasingly comfortable for present day communities and future generations. This week, we're celebrating National Engineers Week in the United States.  

Today’s engineers live in an exciting, unparalleled time in our history—where technology is evolving faster than ever—engineers are embracing new frontiers to not only solve the world’s problems, but also create new ways of thinking, educating, and collaborating.

In today's post we highlight an incredible

How can you save time and keep organized in Engineering Village?

on Thu, 02/11/2016 - 22:37

In the inaugural webinar of our new monthly webinar series, Sally Fell, Engineering Village Product Manager, provided an overview of the user-driven features and content updates made in Engineering Village over the past year. If you missed the live webinar, you can still watch the recorded version (click here).  It is only 30 minutes in length and is a great way to ensure you are aware of, and using, all the latest features.

A key takeaway from the webinar is the benefit of free registration.

American Black History Month: Garrett Morgan (1877-1963)

on Mon, 02/08/2016 - 19:51

In support of Black History Month, we're highlighting Garrett Morgan, American inventor, entrepreneur and community leader. Garrett Morgan is best known for creating life saving inventions, including a smoke mask for firefighters, and the first three signal traffic light. For more information, search Engineering Village databases Compendex, Inspec, NTIS, 1884-2016: ((Garrett Morgan) WN ALL)

Garrett Morgan was born in Kentucky and later moved to Cincinnati where he dropped out of school to work full-time in order to support his family.

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