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A Safe Endpoint Through The Fog: The George Washington Bridge

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

George Washington BridgeSpanning 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 Engineering Landmark. The bridge is a beautiful

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 LinksDissertations
Dissertations represent leading edge research within the

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 African–American woman to receive a patent in 1988 for her

George Washington, America's first President and an engineer

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

George WashingtonNational 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 plow to rotate and dispense seeds and

(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.

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In today's post we highlight an incredible story written by Elsevier Connect

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

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

Watch the recorded webcastIn 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. Throughout her presentation, Sally highlights features you have access to as a registered user.

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

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

Garrett morganIn 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. Both of his parents were former slaves.

Relevant, complete, accurate and of the highest quality. Join our Ei Compendex content overview webinar

on Fri, 02/05/2016 - 19:39

Compendex, more than a search engine

Join our February 29th webinar, Ei Compendex: Content overview, led by our in-house content expert, Judy Salk, Director of Product Management, Content for Engineering Village.

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The webinar will cover Compendex content, content selection criteria and guidelines, as well as, the new Ei Title Suggestion System, which is used to submit journals and conference proceedings for indexing consideration in Compendex. We will also review the rich history of Compendex dating back to 1884, including how Compendex received its name. 

Plus, we will spotlight recent

American Black History Month: Benjamin Banneker (1731-1806)

on Mon, 02/01/2016 - 17:07

AlmanacBenjamin Banneker was a self-taught inventor, scientist, mathematician, almanac author, surveyor, humanitarian and farmer. Banneker, a descendant of enslaved Africans, was born free in Maryland and taught to read by his grandmother as a young boy. A natural mathematician and inventor, Banneker, in his early 20s, created a working clock made almost entirely out of wood and without any instruction.

Benjamin Banneker was also an advocate to eradicate slavery.

Engineering Village is COUNTER and SUSHI compliant, making online usage tracking easier for libraries

on Fri, 01/29/2016 - 23:47

Engineering Village has received COUNTER Release 4 and SUSHI compliance. COUNTER (Counting Online Usage of Networked Electronic Resources) is an international initiative
serving librarians, publishers and intermediaries by setting
standards that facilitate the recording and reporting of online
usage statistics in a consistent, credible
and compatible way.
SUSHI (Standardized Usage Statistics Harvesting Initiative)
provides instructions to automate the collection of usage
statistics reports from compliant vendors.

Recently, a formal audit was successfully completed for Engineering Village, which

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