Council of Australian University Librarians (CAUL)

Engineering Information, Inc (Ei)
Updated 14 July, 2008

[Ei Engineering Village]
[Compendex] [Referex] [Engineering Direct]

Elsevier Licence Template (6/9/04) -  for existing Ei Village subscribers, an amendment to the Institutions existing agreement will be needed; No access on cancellation;

Chemical, Petrochemical and Process Collection
Mechanical and Matgerials Collection
Electronics and Electrical Collection
Titles in all collections in 2004 (6/9/04)

Ei Engineering Village

GeoRef is now on Elsevier's Engineering Village (7/7/08)
Engineering Village 2 features:
Access to the top information resources in the applied science, technical and engineering fields:
Compendex is the most comprehensive bibliographic database of engineering research available today, containing references and abstracts to over 5,000 engineering journals, conferences and technical reports. The broad subject areas of engineering and applied science are comprehensively represented. Coverage includes chemical and process engineering, computers and data processing, applied physics, electronics and communications, civil, mechanical and materials engineering, as well as narrower subtopics within all these major fields. Online coverage is from 1969 to the present. Around 250,000 new records are added to the database annually. Compendex is updated weekly to ensure access to critical developments in your field.

Engineering Index Backfile within Compendex
The Engineering Index Backfile is available covering the information from the printed Engineering Index from 1884-1968. If your institution purchased the Backfile you will be able to search one Compendex database covering 130 years worth of engineering references. This will add about two million additional records to the database.

Inspec is a bibliographic database concentrating on electrical and electronic engineering, physics, information technology, and computer and control systems. The database contains over 7 million bibliographic records taken from 3,500 scientific and technical journals and 1,500 conference proceedings. Online coverage is from 1969 to the present, and files are updated weekly.

The National Technical Information Service (NTIS) is the premier source for accessing unclassified reports from influential U.S. and international government agencies. The database contains access to over two million critical citations from government departments such as NASA, the U.S. Department of Energy and the U.S. Department of Defense. The database is updated weekly. The NTIS database was created in 1964 but the material cited in it can date back as far as 1899.

Referex Engineering
Referex Engineering provides access to the broadest and deepest available coverage of engineering reference titles in ebook format. Collections within engineering include topic areas Materials and Mechanical, Electronics and Electrical, and Chemical, Petrochemical and Process.

Your institution's add-on subscription to ENGnetBASE allows you access to some of the world's leading engineering handbooks published by CRC Press. As of October, 2003 ENGnetBASE has more than 190 titles available online with many more on the way as new books are published or updated. For a complete list of ENGnetBASE handbooks please see: http// ENGnetBASE is produced by CRC Press, LLC.


Compendex Backfile
Offer to CEIRC on Engineering Village 2 (via iGroup, 3/7/07)

Compendex Backfile Perpetual Access  (via iGroup, 8/7/05) relevant to those that use the Village .... check on the price if a Uni was to change away from the Village - [possibly]USD $2500 per year.

The Engineering Index Backfile combined with the Compendex® database on Engineering Village 2 provides the most comprehensive overview of the last 120 years of engineering literature. Research is seamless as users search the most influential engineering sources from the latter parts of the 19th century to the beginning of the 21st.

Access to the Compendex Database - a comparison of possible sources. (31 March 1998)

Ei Referex Engineering

Referex Engineering is a specialized electronic reference product that draws upon hundreds of premium engineering titles to provide engineering students and professionals with the answers and information they require at school, work, and in practice.  Existing Ei Village subscribers  link via the e books Tab on their Ei interface - non-Ei customers will [need to] trial access in order to view the interface etc.

Perpetual Access to  Eis  Referex Engineering, Computing, Networking and Security Electronic  Books  (via iGroup, 12/11/07)
2007 Pricing (includes promotional pricing for new customers) (12/11/07)
Ei Referex Titles List (12/11/07)

The following is no longer valid as the collection in that format is no longer available and has now been replaced. (12/11/07)
Perpetual Access to  Eis  Referex Engineering Books  (via iGroup, 3/7/07)
Ei Referex Titles List (3/7/07)

Perpetual Access to Ei's Referex - Engineering Electronic Books (via iGroup, 8/7/05)
Ei Referex Titles List (19/7/05)

Offer to CAUL via iGroup (Australasia) (6/9/04)
List price is not set as yet.  When the product was released a few months back it was decided to offer  a 'special price' world wide through the end of the year. As to future pricing again nothing firm has been decided.
The collection will grow in terms of numbers of titles although no firm indication of how many in a given period. No you cannot buy the titles individually - only by collection.
It is a annual subscription.

Engineering Direct

Ei offer to CEIRC (23 July 1999)
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