Friday, 14 August 2009
Last year, Tufts acquired the Knovel (pronounced “novel”) electronic book collection. Our subscription includes over 1,800 handbooks and encyclopedias in all aspects of engineering, from adhesives and coatings to sustainable energy and development. In addition to providing online facsimiles of these handbooks, Knovel offers interactive searchable, sortable, and downloadable tables and graphing calculators as well as the ability to search on properties such as creep, shear strength, velocity, chemical characteristics, and many other search parameters.
While you can search Knovel’s content through its standard online interface, Knovel also offers widgets to initiate searches in other ways. You can embed its search widget (pictured here) in your own web pages, such as your personal blog, and account pages in iGoogle or other services.
Other widgets include a desktop search utility, available for Windows, Apple, and Yahoo! Widgets, and search toolbars and pull-down search engine plug-ins for Explorer and Firefox browsers. Access to all these widgets is available from Knovel’s website.