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New Knovel Digital Library Interface

The Knovel Digital Library, a key source for engineering reference eBooks, is introducing a new user interface this August.  Instead of focusing on book titles, a keyword search in Knovel will now take you directly to relevant content.  The new Knovel promises:

–A new intuitive search that improves the speed of search results’ returns as well as their accuracy and relevance of results.
–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.
–Data Search – New 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 that 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.
–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.
–My Knovel now supports Shared Folders, so 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.

Questions?  Contact Jim Van Fleet, Librarian for Sciences and Engineering

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