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www.ei.org Engineering Village ™ ® Basic Searching On Compendex ®
www.ei.org About Engineering Village www.engineeringvillage.com The premier web-based discovery platform meeting the information needs of the engineering community Premium bibliographic databases Reference databases Patent databases Engineering news and more
www.ei.org About Compendex The most comprehensive bibliographic engineering database -current and comprehensive References & abstracts to 4,000+ journals, trade magazines, conference proceedings & technical reports 8 million records – 1969 to present 500,000 records added annually Weekly updates Engineering Index Backfile: 1884-1968 (+ 1.7 million records)
www.ei.org 175 engineering & applied science disciplines General engineering Civil engineering Mechanical engineering Electrical engineering Chemical engineering Materials Energy
www.ei.org Compendex Detailed Record Read full text online Click names for more papers by the authors Over 30 languages available Find more papers from this journal
www.ei.org Compendex Detailed Record (continued) Summary of article content Primary topic Standard index terms Additional dominant words and phrases in source Broad groups of related subjects Stylistic approach of the article Digital Object Identifier
www.ei.org Getting started: not IP authenticated www.engineeringvillage.org
www.ei.org Getting started: Personal Account Use Personal Account to save records and searches set up e-mail alerts. Register to create your personal account
www.ei.org Quick Search Context Sensitive help Key words and Fields search Limits and sorting options Search Tips Select Database
www.ei.org Expert Search Browse indexes to locate precise terms Large term entry space for command- line query building – click Help for details Search Codes
www.ei.org Managing search results Select range of records Choose from various formats Number of records found Full text link when available
www.ei.org Link to full text Click yellow button to go to content website
www.ei.org Too many results? Limit terms to individual fields Check thesaurus – try narrower terms English only Recent publication years or latest updates Specific document types Specific treatment types Turn autostemming off
www.ei.org Too many results? Truncate with care cat* → cat, catalyst, catapults, caterpillar, etc. Use correct Boolean connector Use Facets to refine search
www.ei.org Quick, Expert and Thesaurus Faceted Searching Include or Exclude one or more keywords in or between facets from your initial search Combine more than one key word within a facet or between facets by clicking the check boxes next to each key word.
www.ei.org Including & Excluding Terms From Facets Including Terms “+” sign will appear between the initial key word and the added terms from the facets. Excluding Terms “-” sign will appear between the initial key word and the excluded terms from the facets.
www.ei.org Search history ** Personal Account Required Click on a search to re-run or modify it Combine search numbers for flexible query building Click to save search ** Click to set up e-mail alert**
www.ei.org RSS (Really Simple Syndication) What is RSS? RSS is an XML format for distributing web content on the internet, also known as syndication Why is RSS Important? Content is delivered to the reader as it is updated, Better focus on the content by avoiding distractions such as pop-up advertisements and email spam.
www.ei.org RSS (Really Simple Syndication) Copy the link provided and paste it in your RSS Aggregator to receive alerts via RSS feed.
www.ei.org Not enough results? Check thesaurus for broader terms Check thesaurus to see if terms have changed Ei main headings or classification codes Include synonyms Browse indexes for variants of author names, etc. Include all fields Turn autostemming on
www.ei.org Not enough results? Use truncation * for simple plurals; don’t forget irregular forms “Quick and dirty” search for a few good articles; then scan indexing for subject headings Use correct Boolean connector
www.ei.org Thesaurus Search: Find word in any index term
www.ei.org Thesaurus Click to see thesaurus details
www.ei.org Thesaurus Click on i to see more Information about the term Any term selected is being added to a search form automatically
www.ei.org Thesaurus Exact term: Look up thesaurus details for a known Ei controlled term
www.ei.org Thesaurus Browse: Scan up and down an alphabetical list of subject terms
www.ei.org Other features In addition to the features reviewed today, Engineering Village offers: Expert searching with Boolean Operators Saved record folders Linking to OpenURL resolvers Linking to document delivery services Ask an expert Blog This! RSS feeds
www.ei.org Blog This Blogs allow anyone to share their view, news, or passion with the world through publishing tools that are relatively easy to use and maintain. What can Blogged records be used for? Create a current awareness service highlighting new publications in a popular subject area. Share information found on Engineering Village platform with an audience outside your organization.
www.ei.org Blog This Click the ‘Blog This’ button and select the content that is showing in the box and paste it in your post. Once published in your post the title will link to the record’s abstract.
www.ei.org Blog a Record Give the post a title Paste the link Publish
www.ei.org Wrapping up Questions? Comments? Wishes?