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Engineering Village

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  1. Engineering Village Basic Searching

  2. 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!

  3. 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

  4. 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

  5. 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

  6. Expert Search Browse indexes to locate precise terms Use large term entry space for command line query building Define fields using search codes

  7. 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)

  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. • This is the sub-bullet format • Level 2 sub-bullet format • 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 Select terms to include or exclude from search to intelligently refine results View record counts within facets and exports to a chart to analyze trends in results

  10. Including & Excluding Terms from Facets • Including Terms • Excluding Terms “+” sign appears between intitial keyword and terms included from facets “-” sign appears between initial keyword and terms included from facets

  11. 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!

  12. 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 you’re notified any time a new record that fits your search criteria is added to the database

  13. 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

  14. RSS Feed From Engineering Village Give the post a title Paste url from box on Engineering Village

  15. RSS delivered to your reader

  16. 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

  17. Blog This Click the “Blog This” button in the record’s abstract or detailed view. Copy the code from this box in the screen that appears and paste it into your blog post.

  18. Blog a Record Give the post a title Paste the link from the Engineering Village’s “Blog This” Box Publish Once published, the title will link to the record’s abstract.

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

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