1) Try using the AccessEngineering database.
Run a search, and check out the videos, solutions walk-throughs, interactive tables, and more.
2) Try using the Knovel database.
Run a search and check out the materials property search and interactive equation features.
3) Take our very short survey to help decide our winner!
AccessEngineering is a product created for engineering students.
Contents: textbooks and reference materials, including some codes and standards, educational videos, case studies and step-by-step solutions walkthroughs, interactive equations and data visualizations
1. Search a keyword term in the search bar (or leave the search bar empty and hit search to see all content).
2. Use the tabs to explore the different content types, including eBooks, Videos, Spreadsheets, Case Studies, Tutorials and the "DataVis" data visualization tools.
3. From the homepage, click one of the blue buttons "Subject," "Industry," or "Course" to browse content
4. Explore interactive tools (spreadsheet calculators, codes and standards, interactive tables and graphs, and equation search).
Instructor and student supplemental textbook resources are available for some titles on AccessEngineering. These supplemental materials are available directly from a textbook’s landing page, under the Resources tab, with links to download available content. Instructor resources include PowerPoint slides, solutions manuals, lab instructions, and additional material.
Knovel is a database marketed to industry professionals and university researchers, and allows materials searching by property.
Contains: technical engineering reference material, conference proceedings, data sets, a material property search feature that will allow you to quickly call up the properties of a specific material, a unit converter, interactive tables and graphs, and an equation tool.
To try Knovel:
1. Run a search on an engineering topic (try "low carbon steel")
2. Click "Property Search" in the left menu bar and look up the properties of a substance (try looking up the tensile strength of titanium).
You can also use the tool to put in parameters and find materials matching those properties. Begin your search in the property field and set the parameters (e.g. materials with boiling points greater than 200 degrees F).
3. Click "Equations" in the left menu bar to try the interactive equation features.