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Compendex LibGuide

A guide for how to get started, search, personalize and take advantage of Engineering Village.

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Search Compendex 

Ei Compendex is the broadest and most complete engineering literature database available in the world.

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A quick guide to help you get started using Compendex


See also Compendex webinar training presented by Susan Watson, Elsevier in December 2021:

Ei Compendex

Celebrating 50+ years, Compendex is an abstracting and indexing database, comprising coverage of >28M records of highly curated, globally published, scientific content, focused primarily on applied engineering research, literature and technical information.

  • It supports in-depth search and discovery of both engineering-specific and engineering-related content primarily in the physical sciences, while also addressing increasing interdisciplinarity in engineering (including the computer sciences), and physical science domains overall

  • Content is indexed and made discoverable through the assignment of controlled vocabulary specialized for engineering/physical science domains, using the Ei Thesaurus and thesaurus search

  • 1.6M records added annually

What is Engineering Village?

Engineering Village is a platform that enables in-depth search and discovery of both current, archival and interdisciplinary content comprising research and technical information in the applied engineering and physical science domains. It hosts highly-curated databases in which content from global publishers is indexed from journals, conference proceedings, trade publication, dissertations, standards, books, patents and technical reports.

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For more Engineering databases, see our library guide for Engineering & Informatics