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Knovel: Engineering Information and Data Online

Knovel E-Books: Science and Engineering

An excellent place to start researching any engineering topic, Knovel (pronounced "novel") provides full-text access to an online collection of several thousand science and engineering handbooks. Many of the books have interactive tables, graphs and equations.

  • To begin searching, connect to Knovel and type your keywords into the search box.

  • Your results will be retrieved as a list of titles based on relevancy ranking. Click on the title of the book or book chapter to begin reading. Once a page of a book is loaded on the screen, from the left hand side menu, select the gear icon to print or download to PDF a section or chapter at a time.

In addition, Knovel has a unique data search tool that enables you to locate information in large complex tables in hundreds of the handbooks; the data can be manipulated in a spreadsheet format and downloaded into Excel or as a PDF file.
  • To use this tool, go to Data Search.
  • To learn how to use the Data Search tool effectively, watch this short video below:

Engineering Librarian

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Nancy Schiller
Contact:
119 Lockwood Library
University at Buffalo
Buffalo, NY 14260
716-645-1338