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Get the most out of Engineering Village with the new Get Started tutorials

on Mon, 11/07/2016 - 13:15

‘’These five quick paced, fun videos cover search options in Engineering Village that grab students’ attention and gets out that all important message of using quality research with just a few clicks to save time.You can use this in the classroom, at the reference desk and it’s also great for virtual reference. I recommend you check it out!’’

Bonnie Osif, Engineering Librarian at Penn State University                

Time - we all want more of it!  If you are new to using Engineering Village, want a quick refresher or are responsible for training others, our Getting Started program can easily

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.

Database default for search

Save time and increase productivity

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

Engineering Village August Updates

on Fri, 08/28/2015 - 12:45

The Engineering Village team has incorporated several noteworthy updates and enhancements this month to improve your overall research experience, including:

  • Simplified Quick Search page with more visible search history
  • “Sticky” database selections across multiple search pages
  • Results page tutorial that helps save you time and improve results
  • Preference page update for registered users
  • New downloading features 

Please return to the blog for weekly updates covering all of the latest information.  If you’re not a subscriber, get weekly updates sent directly to your inbox.

Engineering Village July Updates

on Wed, 07/29/2015 - 20:23

On July 30, Engineering Village released a number of interface improvements in support of your daily engineering research tasks. All enhancements were in response to your feedback, whether provided through in-product Engineering Village surveys, or by speaking with our team of customer consultants. As always, your input on Engineering Village features and functionalities is highly valued.

Take a look at the changes the Engineering Village team has implemented, grouped beneath “All Users”, meaning the updates are available to all Engineering Village subscribers, and “Registered Users”, meaning

Release Date: 
Thursday, July 30, 2015

Access new Engineering Village features on a monthly basis

on Tue, 06/02/2015 - 14:05

Have you noticed all the updates to Engineering Village lately? In fact, there have been a regular stream of enhancements over the past 24 months. This is due to Engineering Village’s agile development cycle, a process of continuous improvement which ensures the product remains responsive to its user-community,short time of their emergence.

One of key the characteristics of agile development is that items of functionality or features are less often introduced in a single grandstanding package, but rolled out incrementally over time.