Saturday, 22 August 2009
Knovel, the collection of Engineering technical books that Tufts provides, has just updated its interface. Enhancements include:
- Term suggestions (“Did you mean?”) if you misspelled a search term while performing a search.
- Autocompletion of terms that you start typing into
the Knovel search box.
- The option to add the Knovel Search Engine to your web browser toolbar.
- Search lists displayed in collapsible lists, with the relevant sections of the top most relevant titles highlighted. The pertinent PDFs or interactive tables and charts are now one click away.
- G.E.T. (Graphs Equations Tables) Search, an enhanced version of Knovel’s previous search tool for retrieving data from interactive graphs, equations and tables. A pull-down menu shows all the search fields, organized by major categories, from acid-base properties to volatility. Multiple search statements can be combined and the resulting data can be sorted, filtered, and extracted to other formats, such as Excel, ASCII, and HTML.