Engineering Village

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Agenda. What is Engineering Village?Setting up a personal accountHow to search Engineering VillageHow to use search results intelligentlyHow to use the Ei Thesaurus. About Engineering Village. www.engineeringvillage.comEngineering Village is a discovery platform where researchers can search multiple databases containing a range of reliable sources:Premium bibliographic databasesReference databasesPatent databasesEngineering news and more.

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1. Advanced Searching Engineering Village

2. Agenda

3. About Engineering Village

4. Getting Started: Personal Account Use Personal Account to : Set up e-mail and RSS alerts Tag Records Create groups Save records and searches

5. Quick Search

6. Expert Search

7. Managing search results

8. Too Many Results? Limit by field, document type, treatment type, publication years, language, etc. Check thesaurus try narrower terms Try autostemming off Truncate with care Cat*? cat, catalyst, catapults, caterpillar, etc. Use boolean connector Quickly and easily refine searches using facets

9. Faceted Search Results Facets include: Database (when searching multiple) Author name Author affiliation Controlled Vocabulary Year Language Classification Codes And more

10. Including & Excluding Terms from Facets Including Terms Excluding Terms

11. Not enough results? Click thesaurus for broader terms, synonyms, term variations, irregular forms, etc. Link via Fi main headings or classification codes Browse indexes for variants of author names, etc. Turn autostemming on Use truncation ( * ) for simple plurals Quick and dirty search for a few good articles; they scan indexing for subject headings Use Boolean correctors

12. The Ei Thesaurus Records on Engineering Village are indexed according to the Ei Thesaurus controlled vocabulary. The thesaurus is updated annually, so it includes the most current terminology available. Also, since the thesauri have evolved over time, this function can be used to trace the usage of controlled terms. The thesaurus function allows you to identify controlled vocabulary terms, find synonyms and related terms and improve your search strategy with suggested and narrower terms.

13. Thesaurus

14. Thesaurus

15. 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!

16. 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 e-mail spam Set up alerts so youre notified any time a new record that fits your search criteria is added to the database

17. RSS (Really Simple Syndication)

18. RSS Feed From Engineering Village

19. RSS delivered to your reader

20. 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

21. Blog This

22. Blog a Record

23. Create Groups Share records with a group, your institution, or the entire Engineering Village community

24. Tag Records Search other users tags to gain new perspectives Tag records with keywords for easy retrieval or to share with other users


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