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Compendex Tags Open Access Articles

on Wed, 08/07/2019 - 03:54

Open access (OA) documents are an important and growing part of engineering research.  Peer-reviewed scholarly articles in engineering research literature are increasingly available online, without restrictions. Starting August 2019, Compendex will have over 1 million documents tagged as Open Access. Each Open Access document is peer reviewed and free to read and download. 

Researchers will find Open Access documents indicated in 2 ways within Compendex:

  • Open Access indicator at the end of an article title – Each open access article will be

Make Serendipitous Information Discoveries

on Wed, 10/24/2018 - 19:52

Serendipity. By definition, it’s the occurrence and development of events by chance in a happy or beneficial way. Engineers and researchers make serendipitous discoveries all the time, whether it’s diagnosing an unexpected failure or uncovering a suitable material for a specific scenario or condition.

Serendipitous discovery also happens in engineering information & data searching. And, Engineering Village just made it easier to make sense of it.

The “Related Documents” feature is now categorized by document type.

Do Female Engineering Students Need Training in Handling Sexism/Ageism?

on Thu, 10/20/2016 - 18:00

By Marilynn Larkin

The answer is “yes,” according to two Drexel University engineering students—and these young women are not alone:  a recent MIT study found that, in the United States, “20% of undergraduate engineering degrees are awarded to women, but only 13% of the engineering workforce is female.” This statistic may be due, at least in part, to the study’s findings that “women often feel marginalized, especially during internships, other summer work opportunities, or team-based educational activities,” which may serve as a catalyst for leaving engineering when it’s time to embark on a