Agenda • What is Engineering Village? • Setting up a personal account • Searching Engineering Village • How to use search results intelligently • Creating RSS Feeds • How to use Blog This!
About Engineering Village www.engineeringvillage.com Engineering Village is a discovery platform where researchers can search multiple databases containing a range of reliable sources: • Premium bibliographic databases • Reference databases • Patent databases • Engineering news and more
EV comprises diversified databases • Compendex Compendex covers over 175 engineering disciplines. • Inspect Inspec provides deep coverage in the fields of physics, electrical engineering, electronics and computer science. • GeoBase A multidisciplinary database that deeply indexes research literature across the earth sciences including geology, human and physical geography, environmental sciences, oceanography and geomechanics. • NTIS The leading source of unclassified reports from US and international government agencies. • Ei Patents Comprehensive databases of patent content from the US Patent and Trademark Office and European Patent Office combined with Engineering Village’s research tools. • Referex Referex Engineering draws on hundreds of premium engineering books, to create a pool of answers to your reference questions. • EnCompass LIT&PAT EnCompassLIT & PAT are specialized databases offering coverage of worldwide scholarly literature and patents for the downstream petroleum and petrochemical industries. • Chimica Chimica provides access to more than 30 years of coverage from over 600 of international journals in chemistry and chemical engineering. • CBNB Chemical Business NewsBase (CBNB) contains news, in-depth commentary and insightful analysis on the chemical industry. CBNB covers over 300 core trade journals, company newsletters, market research reports and other “grey literature” sources. • PaperChem The most effective bibliographic database available to the pulp and paper industry, PaperChem contains over half a million records, covers over 35 years, and references the leading journals, conference papers and technical reports.
Search the text literally Task: Greenhouse effect What would you possibly get ? Greenhouse painting Butterfly effect Green tea ! House wife ! “Greenhouse effect” Search the overtone of the Text Task: Greenhouse effect Can you search it ? What if the text mentions nothing about Greenhouse effect literally in the context? “ Search” Issues
Getting started: Personal Account • Use Personal Account to: • Set up e-mail and RSS alerts • Tag records • Create groups • Save records and searches Register to create your personal account
Quick Search Select the database(s) you’d like to search Enter keyword and select search field Select limit and search options Stuck? View search tips or context specific help
Expert Search Browse indexes to locate precise terms Use large term entry space for command-line query building Define fields using search codes
Managing search results • Results Manager: • Select records • Choose display format • Save, email, print, or download results View results count and sort results Link to full-text on publisher site (when available)
Too many results? • Limit by field, document type, treatment type, publication years, language, etc. • Check thesaurus – try narrower terms • Turn autostemming off • Truncate with care • cat* → cat, catalyst, catapults, caterpillar, etc. • Use correct Boolean connector • Quickly and easily refine search using facets
Faceted Search Results Select terms to include or exclude from search to intelligently refine results Facets include: • Database (when searching multiple) • Author Name • Author Affiliation • Controlled Vocabulary • Year • Language • Classification Codes • And more View record counts within facets and export to a chart to analyze trends in results
Including & Excluding Terms From Facets Including Terms “+”sign appears between initial keyword and terms included from facets Excluding Terms “-”sign appears between initial keyword and terms included from facets Select the button at the top of the results list to remove search terms
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 • RSS feeds • Blog This!
RSS (Really Simple Syndication) What is RSS? • An XML format for distributing 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 • Set up alerts so you’re notified any time a new record that fits your search criteria is added to the database
RSS (Really Simple Syndication) Click the RSS icon if you’d like to be updated when new records are added that fit the search criteria. Copy the link provided and paste it in your RSS Aggregator to receive alerts.
RSS Feed From Engineering Village Paste url from box on Engineering Village
Blog This • Link from a blog to a record of interest on Engineering Village • Create current awareness by highlighting new publications in a popular subject area • Create a forum from which to collaborate with colleagues in your area of research • Share information with an audience outside your organization
Blog This Click the “Blog This” button in the record’s abstract or detailed view. Copy the code from the box in the screen that appears and paste it into your blog post.
Blog a Record Give the post a title Paste the link from Engineering Village’s “Blog This” box Publish Once published, the title will link to the record’s abstract.
Create Groups • Share records with a group, your institution, or the entire Engineering Village community
Tag Records • Search other users’ tags to gain new perspectives • Tag records with keywords for easy retrieval or to share with other users