Last Updated: Sep 7, 2021 10:22 AM
The Engineering Village platform has five engineering databases loaded on it, namely Compendex, GeoRef, INSPEC, and NTIS, allowing you to search on the broadest possible range of topics in engineering and technology from a variety of information sources, including journal articles, conference proceedings, unclassified government reports, and book chapters.
- Compendex covers journal articles, conference papers, and non-governmental reports in all areas of engineering.
- INSPEC covers about the same number of publications but is more specialized for, and therefore provides deeper coverage in, electrical engineering, applied physics, and computer and control technologies.
- NTIS provides information about technical reports written by academic and private-sector researchers working under federal R+D contracts.
- GeoRef covers geology, geography, earth sciences, environmental sciences, geotechnical engineering, water science, and topics in energy.
NOTE: The Knovel database, which provides full-text access to an online collection of over a thousand science and engineering reference books, used to be another database searched through Engineering Village as well. However, this functionality has changed and you must go directly to the Knovel platform to search these e-books. A button exists with the Engineering Village search results (bottom of left hand Refine column) to conduct a separate search within Knovel.
Refer to the video below for a quick, 2 minute tutorial on utilizing the Quick Search.
Numerical Data Searching
Another brief tutorial video is included below on searching for numerical data in Engineering Village. A full listing of available tutorial videos.
Coverage varies by database: Compendex is 1884-present, INSPEC is 1969-present, NTIS is 1899-present, and GeoRef is 1785-present. The databases are updated weekly.