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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.

Engineering Village has an updated look!

on Wed, 07/12/2017 - 11:04

On August 2, Engineering Village has launched an updated user interface which provides a modern interface experience while keeping all the current navigation and high quality functionality that users rely upon for managing engineering research. This interface refresh project has being completed with user input via focus groups and interviews which are driving the enhancements. 

Highlights of the interface update include:

  1. Header navigation: The new header now includes Search options (basic, advanced, experts search), Results, Alerts and selected records.
  2. Search options:  The main search

Join Engineering Village at ASEE

on Thu, 06/22/2017 - 11:44

Are you going to attend the ASEE conference in Columbus, Ohio June 25-27? Drop by the Engineering Village booth # 529.  A full list of Engineering Village conference activities are below including Flash Feedback sessions, the Engineering Libraries Division (ELD) banquet and lightning talks. Follow @EngVillage #ASEEAnnual  for the latest news at the conference.

At the booth:

Get updated on current developments, new features and content that will be released soon.

GEOBASE and GeoRef Enhanced Map Features

on Wed, 05/31/2017 - 10:08

Location based information adds additional insights to basic research and data analysis. GEOBASE and GeoRef users have access to updated map features on the Engineering Village platform. The Show map feature enables users to put their research results into geographical context by visually representing the location of the document topics retrieved via a search within GEOBASE or GeoRef. Researchers can click on any of the map points and refine their search to that location. Additionally, maps have been updated to include a high quality terrain map and links to the GeoFacets database.

Customize your output with new sort features

on Thu, 05/11/2017 - 13:18

Engineering Village has added the ability for users to select up to 10 different ways to sort records before downloading, printing or emailing records.

What is new?
Users of Engineering Village can now sort their output in a way to make record analysis easier to and keep their research organized.  For example, a user who wants to identify all papers by a specific author within their selected records set can sort by author name, and then output the records in the sorted format.

Introducing Engineering Village Chat: Talk to Product Specialists 24/7

on Fri, 04/21/2017 - 10:50

All Engineering Village users can now get support from Engineering Village product specialists 24/7 via the new Chat support feature.

Users can get immediate help from Engineering Village support team members at any point during their research activities, any time of day and any day of the week. The support specialists have a deep knowledge of both the product platform features and content.  Users can interact with a support team member in real time which enables follow-up questions and further clarification on inquiries.

Customize your Search with your favorite search fields

on Thu, 03/30/2017 - 13:03

Engineering Village makes it easier to use favorite fields for future searching. Users can now employ a new option for customized and personal searching. Result: less time and fewer clicks are needed to construct a new search, saving valuable research time. 

What has changed?
The researcher’s most-used or favorite fields can now be saved and used every time the researcher logs in as a registered user.  The user does not need to spend time choosing fields from the drop down list each time a new search session is begun. Searching becomes easier!

How it works
Registered users can customize the