Compendex and Referex of Engineering Village Database is now on trial until December 18, 2009

Referex is a fully searchable reference database containing over 1,900 full-text e-books for professional reference from Elsevier imprints as well as independent publisher William Andrew. Referex subject collection are the following:

1. Computing
2. Networking & Security
3. Electronics & Electrical Engineering
4. Petrochemical & Process Engineering
5. Mechanical Engineering & Materials
6. Civil & Environmental Engineering

Compendex, on the other hand, is the most authoritative database of abstracted and indexed literature in engineering and the applied physical sciences. Its subject coverage are the following:

1. Electrical Engineering
2. Mining
3. Chemical Engineering
4. Civil Engineering
5. Mechanical Engineering
6. General Engineering

Users can view books by chapter and section, which may be read online, or download them as a PDF file.

We strongly encourage you to explore the training materials available online at the Engineering Information Support Center. These resources provide thorough instructions on searching in Engineering Village and helpful tips for saving time and simplifying the research process.

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