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New Engineering Village tools and updated resources improve your engineering research in 2016

on Mon, 01/04/2016 - 16:33

Engineering Village ended 2015 on a high note with our 32nd consecutive product release in December.  As we embark on 2016, we remain dedicated to enhancing the quality and efficiency of our 12 database platform, as it supports your daily engineering research needs.

"There's nothing I believe in more strongly than getting young people interested in science and engineering, 
for a better tomorrow, for all humankind." - Bill Nye

We look forward to building a ‘better tomorrow’ with you in 2016. 

Engineering Village December updates:

1. Search History - improves accessibility

Search History is

​Update: Scheduled maintenance for Engineering Village, December 20, 2015

on Mon, 12/14/2015 - 13:11

Due to scheduled maintenance, Engineering Village will experience a service outage from 7am to 11am EST (12:00pm GMT) on Sunday, December 20, 2015.  An alert notifying users of this outage will also post on EngineeringVillage.com.

Please use The World Clock Time Zone Converter to convert the announced planned outage time to your local time.

Thank you for your patience. Questions?

 

 

Ei Compendex Title Suggestion System

on Fri, 12/11/2015 - 03:26

Ei Compendex has launched an automated Title Suggestion System, www.engineeringvillage.com/title-suggestion, which handles the entire title evaluation process, from application to final decision. The new system provides a more robust and efficient service.

Key Benefits:

  • Editors and publishers submitting titles now benefit from detailed information on selection guidelines and criteria and will receive an acknowledgment email on receipt of their completed form. 
  • A dedicated email box for all communication related to title suggestions (titlesuggestion@engineeringvillage.com) provides transparent

Engineering Village November Updates

on Thu, 12/03/2015 - 05:21

November marks our 31st consecutive monthly product release for Engineering Village. Please review a few of the highlights:

1. Responsive Search Codes in Expert Search

  • Search Codes are now responsive to databases selected in Expert Search.  Instead of Search Codes populating across all databases, only the Search Codes applicable to your current database selection will appear.

 


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2. New tutorial training for Abstract and Detailed records

  • To initiate training, navigate to the record page first, before clicking

Engineering Village announces interactive training tutorial for Thesaurus Search

on Fri, 11/06/2015 - 17:59

New training tutorial for Thesaurus Search improves search results 

The interactive Thesaurus Search training tutorial can be accessed via the Support menu at the top of the page by clicking Tutorial. First, enter the term you wish to search, then click Submit'to activate Tutorial.


Are you new to Thesaurus Search?
  • Learn three different search techniques using Search, Exact Term and the Browse Index 
  • Review related keyword terms for research topics to expand your research 
  • Use connectors 'AND', 'OR' to narrow or broaden your search results
  • Apply

Engineering Village October Updates

on Fri, 10/30/2015 - 00:06

Easily find important engineering information, faster

Locate 'go to' resources quickly with new features in 'My Preferences', that enable you to customize both search and facet settings. Note: You must register and/or log in to take advantage of these free upgrades.

1. Database default (search): Pre-select the database(s) you wish to search, then click 'Save' to set the search setting as your default. It's that simple.

Save time and increase productivity

2. Facet order (results): Pre-select your top 3 facets, in the preferred order you wish

Improve your research experience with the latest updates and enhancements

on Wed, 10/07/2015 - 23:24

The Engineering Village team works continuously to bring product enhancements. Here is a list of the top 5 latest product highlights:

  1. Learn time-saving tips and improve search results from new interactive tutorials. When navigating to both the Expert Search and the Results pages for the first time, a tutorial prompt appears and guides you through using the page. 

2. Download search queries into a summary page. From the search results page, select  <PDF> and tick the checkbox <add search summary> under ‘format’ in the download options

Engineering Village September Updates

on Tue, 10/06/2015 - 12:39

We are excited to announce the following Expert Search enhancements to guide your engineering research more effectively.

Expert Search enhancements:

  • Search codes are newly updated to help quicken discovery
  • A new interactive Expert Search tutorial helps guide you to better results by prompting tips and tricks during your research. For example:
    • Browse Indexes
      Did you know that selecting terms underneath Browse Indexes is the easiest way to conduct an Expert Search?
    • Search Codes
      Do you know how to use field tags to construct an Expert Search?
    • Search Tips
      Have you tried implementing Search Tips to

Engineering Village to cease support of Internet Explorer 8 (IE8) on January 1

on Tue, 09/29/2015 - 03:20

Engineering Village will no longer support Internet Explorer 8 beginning January 1, 2016, in compliance with Microsoft’s official discontinuation date. For more information please visit Microsoft’s support page.

By removing IE 8 from our support list we will be able to provide the following future enhancements for you:

  • Remove current IE 8 security issues
  • Enhance existing security measures
  • Add support for new browser technologies
  • Add responsive design
  • Improve accessibility

In order for our users to continue benefitting from Engineering Village’s new features and functionalities, we would like to

Engineering Village training materials for Compendex, Inspec, GEOBASE and GeoRef

on Tue, 09/22/2015 - 19:02

The Engineering Village toolkit is an easy way to promote
Compendex, Inspec, GEOBASE and GeoRef to your users.

Download all training assets in one easy zip file.

Training materials include:

  • Overview emails 
    Overview emails feature database descriptions,search methods,
    links to training videos, registration benefits 
    and new site features.


    Click on the message to load the email into Outlook, then forward it to your recipient list!
     
  • Search widgets 
    Compendex and Inspec widget guides provide instructions on how to implement a 
    search widget on your LibGuide

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