Knovel is releasing its new platform on August 15. The new site provides major upgrades to Knovel’s core features. Specifically, the new platform includes smarter search functionality and an answer-centric user interface that reflects how customers use Knovel. The emphasis is on helping users to find answers quickly and efficiently.
Key features include:
- A new intuitive search that improves the speed of search results’ returns as well as their accuracy and relevance of results.
- Updated search algorithm – Knovel has updated its algorithm to ensure answers are more easily discoverable and results are more relevant.
- Faceted search results – users can view and filter search results to one of many Knovel content types — including interactive tables, text sections, material datasheets, conference proceedings, engineering cases and more.
- Search within results – users can refine searches and use the breadcrumb trail to view and navigate between search sets.
- Search snippets – users can scan results in context (not section headings) to determine relevance.
- Data Search – New wizard functionality enables users to drag and drop field names from a Properties taxonomy. As criteria are added, users can see the volume of relevant results along the way. Users can locate critical numeric range values of properties with complete control over units.
- Updated, user-friendly interface – improves navigation and increases visibility of interactive tools and clearly displays subscription entitlements.
- Entitlements are clearly indicated for both Browse and Search. Users can see the full breadth of Knovel’s product offering, or they can filter search results to show only what’s available with their subscription. Premium products are now listed on the browse page instead of simply embedded in Subject Area listings.
- Faster text viewing – A new Web-based PDF viewer vastly reduces the download wait time compared to PDF readers that require installing to the desktop and can create compatibility problems with a browser.
- Performance is High Priority – Knovel’s new platform is built on a new streamlined code base and powered by multiple data centers worldwide. Our global customer base can get faster access to answers, no matter where they are.
- My Knovel now supports Shared Folders – Users can tag members of their work group or student team and share folders with links to saved titles, saved content, saved search queries and customized interactive content.
Register for a Knovel user demonstration session
August 19th 11:00 am EDT
August 21st 3:00 pm EDT
August 21st 11:00pm EDT
Knovel is specifically focused on the engineering community, offering validated content from top publishers and societies, as well as exclusive, interactive data found in Knovel’s Critical Content Collection. The collection covers 31 subject areas and is continually updated as new titles are available to reflect the evolving needs of users.
Knovel provides subscribers with access to more than 4,000 leading reference works and databases from more than 100 international publishers and professional societies through a single interface.
Visit the Knovel database site. On August 15, this link will automatically be redirected to the new Knovel platform.
Knovel has introduced its new Crude Oil Assay interactive database and is providing it to Knovel subscribers for free access through January 11, 2013. After that date UMass Lowell users will maintain access to the Crude Oil Assay database as part of the library’s Knovel Oil & Gas subject group subscription.
The Crude Oil Assays Database is a unique, interactive compilation of physical and chemical properties covering over 200 crude oils commonly available on the world market. The data will be useful both in understanding how oil properties affect oil behavior in the refinery and in predicting one property value from another. Organized into multiple interactive tables, the database includes:
- Composition and Key Properties
- Kinematic Viscosities
- Hydrocarbon Composition
- SARA Analysis
- Distillation Profile
- Heating and Freezing Properties
- Fuel Indices
Within each table, users can compare multiple crudes against each other and export the properties to Excel or tab-delimited text for further analysis. Columns in the tables can be repositioned to make comparison easier, values can be sorted and the tables can be filtered to hone in on the data most relevant to the task. All properties are disoverable via Knovel’s data search.
Additional features include:
- The ability to compare multiple crudes in a single table
- Coverage of heavy oil and tar sand bitumen
Knovel is a web-based application integrating technical information with analytical and search tools to drive innovation and deliver answers relevant to engineers.
Knovel provides subscribers with access to more than 4,000 leading reference works and databases from more than 90 international publishers and professional societies through a single interface.
Knovel Subject Areas available to UMass Lowell users:
|Adhesives, Sealants, Coatings & Inks
|Aerospace & Radar Technology
|Biochemistry, Biology & Biotechnology
|Ceramics & Ceramic Engineering
|Chemistry & Chemical Engineering
|Civil Engineering & Construction Materials
|Electrical & Power Engineering
|Electronics & Semiconductors
|Environment & Environmental Engineering
|General Engineering & Engineering Management
|Mechanics & Mechanical Engineering
|Metals & Metallurgy
|Oil & Gas Engineering
|Pharmaceuticals, Cosmetics & Toiletries
|Plastics & Rubbers
|Safety & Industrial Hygiene
Knovel Premium Content also available:
|Sax’s Dangerous Properties
|Access to Knovel
is available from the Alphabetical Index on the home page
of the Library’s web site, or from multiple Database Subject web pages
that cover the sciences and engineering as well eBooks. You can find the link to Knovel in the subject page’s eBook section.
Knovel, the engineering reference book site, is offering a product demo on September 29 to showcase new enhancements to its website. Built on top of upgrades released in August, the new enhancements include simplified navigation, improved browsing and result display pages, and a new recent search history feature. Also new is a “GET search” function. Some of these enhancements have already been implemented and others will be introduced on October 2.
The half-hour September 29 demonstration will occur at 11:00 AM EST and will highlight these new features:
- Search Within: Knovel’s new Search Results display that features a convenient way to perform a search within the selected title.
- A new BROWSE design that improves browsing both UML’s subscription as well as all Knovel Content, and provides enhanced subject and alphabetical filters for improved organization and fast access to Knovel’s engineering content.
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On August 18 Knovel launched the first in a series of product enhancements designed to make finding trusted technical information easier and faster!
The next time you search Knovel, you’ll find improvements and new features that include:
- GET (GraphEquationTable) Search [formerly Fielded Search]: We’ve introduced a new name and an improved approach to materials properties search, numeric range search, and retrieving results found in Knovel’s interactive Graphs, Equations, and Tables.
- Knovel Search Results: We have improved the display of search results.
- Spell checking: If you misspell a word, Knovel suggests the correct spelling.
- Autocomplete: Start typing a search term, and see suggested terms in a drop-down menu.
- Add Knovel to Your Search Bar: Click the link to add Knovel to your browser’s search bar.
special webinar on August 20th at 1:00 PM Eastern: Diana Bittern, Knovel’s Director of Product Management, will walk through new enhance-ments that improve the search results display and include new features such as auto-complete, spellcheck and suggested search terms.