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  The Knovel database is made available through support of the College of Engineering and the Office of the Provost.
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:

“Sci-tech reference data in a virtual technical library.” Knovel includes over 800 reference books and databases from the world’s leading scientific publishers and professional societies in 18 industrially important subject areas. Publishers include John Wiley & Sons, McGraw-Hill and Elsevier.

You can analyze and reorganize the data in these sources, and you can sort, filter and export data from “live tables,” resolve equations and plot graphs, capture values from existing graphs, and perform “what if” experiments on the data.

Subject areas include:

Aerospace & Radar Technology
ASM International Materials Collection
Biochemistry, Biology & Biotechnology
Chemistry & Chemical Engineering
Civil Engineering & Construction Materials
Earth Sciences
Electrical & Power Engineering
Electronics & Semiconductors
Environment & Environmental Engineering
Food Science
General Engineering & Engineering Management
Mechanics & Mechanical Engineering
Metals & Metallurgy
Nanotechnology
Oil & Gas Engineering
Optics and Photonics
Plastics & Rubber
Safety & Industrial Hygiene
Sustainable Energy and Development
Transportation Engineering

 

Also included are:

The Merck Index (14th ed.)
DIPPR Project 801
Patty's Toxicology
Sax's Dangerous Properties
Notes:

Click on the “Check out what's new in the Knovel Lab!” link to access Knovel Lab, an experimental area on Knovel where users can interact with new concepts for product enhancements under consideration.

“Knovel is made up of the words Knowledge and Novel, because Knovel is a Novel way to Knowledge. To pronounce it the K is silent as in Knowledge.”

Output Formats:

A book or database containing an Interactive Table will have next to its hyperlinked title on a title list page, subject area page, search results page, etc. Clicking on the title will open up that book or database’s table of contents. Interactive tables allow you to find and customize data as you would do when using spreadsheet applications, such as Microsoft Excel. Features include selecting rows, sorting, finding data, and filtering data.

To export a graph or equation into a spreadsheet or document, click on the Export button at the left-hand side of the graph or equation screen.

Help: Click on “Help Center” at the upper right or at the bottom of the screen. For further assistance, Ask a Librarian.
Software Requirements: Latest browser versions are recommended. Session cookies are required; persistent cookies are recommended. You must allow pop-up windows from knovel.com. Interactive graphs and equations are available in the Macromedia Flash Player. The Chemical Structure Search and Spectra Viewer are available in Java format.
Users: unlimited concurrent users
Producer: Knovel Corporation

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

Last modified: 05/19/14