Ei Compendex is the broadest and most complete engineering literature database available in the world. It provides a truly holistic and global view of peer reviewed and indexed publications with over 18 million records from 73 countries across 190 engineering disciplines. Every record is carefully selected and indexed using the Engineering Index Thesaurus to ensure discovery and retrieval of engineering-specific literature that engineering students and professionals can rely on. By using Ei Compendex, engineers can be confident the information is relevant, complete, accurate, and of high quality.

Ei Compendex facts

Content sources (and counting)

  • 190 engineering disciplines
  • 73 countries
  • 1,988 publishers
  • 3,600 journals
  • 117 trade magazines
  • 78,000 conference proceedings
  • 83 book series
  • articles in press from 1,261 journals
  • ProQuest Dissertations

Content size (and counting)

  • 18.8+ million records >1970
  • 10.9 million journal articles
  • 6.4 million conference papers
  • 25,000 records added weekly
  • 1.78 million records from 1884-1969 (Ei Backfile)

*count as from February 2016

Ei Compendex cross-disciplinary areas

Ei Compendex Related areas

  • Applied Physics, including Optics
  • Bioengineering and Biotechnology
  • Food Science and Technology
  • Materials Science
  • Instrumentation, including Medical Devices
  • Nanotechnology

Ei Backfile

Founded in 1884, Engineering index has recorded virtually every major engineering innovation from around the world. The Engineering Index Backfile provides a comprehensive, historical view of engineering innovations from 1884-1969 with over 1.7 million records digitized from the original print indexes. Combined with Ei Compendex, it provides the most comprehensive overview of the last 130 years of engineering literature and it is available on Engineering Village only.

Why Ei Compendex on Engineering Village

Ei Compendex is indexed specifically for engineers using the Engineering Index Thesaurus, making search results consistently accurate and relevant to engineering research. Engineering Village’s powerful search tools leverage Ei Compendex’s controlled vocabulary, making it quick and easy for users to refine their searches and gain insight from results.

Other unique features available only on Engineering Village are:

  • Articles in press from 1,261 journals
  • Citation counts and author profiles from Scopus
  • Publisher search

Why Engineering Village

Engineering Village is an essential resource for students, researchers, and faculty to stay up-to-date in their field, acquire knowledge in new areas, set up research proposals, and write papers. It is the leading information discovery platform specifically designed by and for the engineering community.

By using Engineering Village, engineers gain easy access to information and can be confident search results are relevant, complete, accurate, and of high quality.

TOP 5 reasons to use Ei Compendex on Engineering Village

  1. Helpful search features
  2. Improves research success
  3. Saves time
  4. Easy to navigate
  5. Comprehensive search results

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