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Compendex from Engineering Village

Compendex is the most comprehensive bibliographic database of engineering research available today, containing over ten million references and abstracts taken from over 6,000 scholarly journals, trade magazines, conference proceedings, dissertations, books, patents, and technical papers.

More than 650,000 new records are added to the database annually from over 190 disciplines and major specialties within engineering. Compendex is updated weekly to ensure access to critical developments in your field.

Subjects covered include

  • Civil Engineering
    • Bioengineering
    • Building Materials Properties
    • Construction Materials
    • Geology
    • Ocean and Underwater
    • Technology
    • Pollution and Wastes
    • Sanitary Engineering
    • Transportation
    • Water and Waterworks
  • Mining Engineering
    • Fuel Technology
    • Metal Groups
    • Metallurgical Engineering
    • Petroleum Engineering
  • Chemical Engineering
    • Agents and Industrial Chemicals
    • Agricultural and Food Technology
    • Chemical Apparatus and Plants
    • Chemical Engineering Processes
    • Materials, Coatings and Finishes
  • Mechanical Engineering
    • Aerospace
    • Automotive
    • Fluid Flow
    • Heat and Thermodynamics
    • Materials Handling
    • Naval Architecture and Marine
    • Nuclear Technology
    • Plant and Power
    • Railroad
  • Electrical Engineering
    • Computers and Data Processing
    • Control Engineering
    • Electronics and Communication
    • Light and Optical Technology
    • Sound and Acoustical Technology
    • Electricity and Magnetism
    • Electric Components and Equipment
    • Electronic and Thermionic Materials
    • Electronic Components and Tubes
  • General Engineering
    • Engineering Management
    • Engineering Mathematics
    • Engineering Physics
    • Instruments and Measurement

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September 13, 2010


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