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Compendex  Connect to Compendex
Access: Internet-delivered database. There are three ways to connect:
   1. from a public computer in the University of Delaware Library
   2. from a University of Delaware campus connection in your dorm, lab, or office
   3. from an off-campus connection (University of Delaware ID required)
Description: Compendex, one of the databases available in Engineering Village 2, is a comprehensive index to the engineering literature, with some links to full text. Compendex covers over 5,000 engineering journals, conferences, and reports. All areas of engineering are represented. Approximately 22% of the database is conference literature, and 90% of the source documents are in English. About half the citations (from 2,000 journals and conferences) include abstracts and indexing.
Coverage: 1969-
Updated: weekly
Links: Links to electronic full text are available for many publishers’ journals through the CrossRef service. Click on “Abstract/Links” or “Detailed Record/Links” following a citation on a results list. If full text is available, there will be an orange “Full-text” icon above the detailed record. Has Get It! links.
Alerts: Click on “Receive updates” to receive a weekly update for frequently used searches.
Personalization: Register to access personalization features. Click on “Register” in the “Personal Account” area at the left of the screen. Once you have registered, you can log on in subsequent search sessions. Clicking on “My Profile” at the upper right of the screen allows you to you manage saved searches; manage e-mail alerts; view, rename, or delete folders; and view and change details of your personal account.
Notes: Compendex is also available as a component of ScienceDirect. To use Compendex on ScienceDirect, first click on “Abstract Databases” in the navigation bar on the ScienceDirect welcome screen. On the Abstract Databases screen, click on “Compendex.”
Output Formats: Use the Results Manager at the bottom of the page to save, print or e-mail results.
Help: A comprehensive guide to Engineering Village 2 (in PDF format) is available. For further assistance, Ask a Librarian.
Related Resources:

The print Engineering Index is available in the Reference Room at Ref T1B .E54

Databases for Chemical Engineering
Databases for Civil and Environmental Engineering
Databases for Electrical and Computer Engineering
Databases for Materials Science and Engineering
Databases for Mechanical Engineering
Users: 6 concurrent users
Producer: Engineering Information Inc.

This page is maintained by Erin Daix, Collection Development Department.

Last modified: 05/15/14