Report:Engineering Village/Search Interface/Other Related Search Interfaces
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Other Related Search Interfaces
A few external sources that can be consulted through the EV interface are discussed below.
CRC ENGnetBASE is a collection of engineering handbooks published by CRC Press. Engineering Village provides a search mask for this source that will query the CRC collection, including hundreds of engineering handbook titles. Any user may search the full text of the CRC collection, but organizations must become subscribers to CRC ENGnetBASE before they may view the full text of the search hits.
The figure below shows the CRC ENGnetBASE search interface. The only option is to search in “all fields” – the drop down menus do not actually contain other fielded search selections. The search will support stemming and right truncation; however, proximity operators, wildcards and/or internal truncation are not supported.
After running a search, the results from the ENGnetBASE website will appear in a separate window. The figure below shows the results of a search conducted from the Engineering Village interface.
The link for IHS Standards opens in a new window. From this interface, users will have the ability to search for standards via keyword, publisher, or “document number” (assuming a specific identifying number is known by the searcher). The figure below shows the search interface for this service: the document and keyword search bars can be found in the upper menu, while the “search by publisher” option appears in the middle of the page, where users can select one from a long list of standards-making organizations.
Searching via this interface is free, but any results that are found this way must be purchased through HIS. The results page, shown below, has links to add standards of interest, in soft or hardcopy, to the system’s shopping cart.
The link for a LexisNexis News search opens a portal to LexisNexis Engineering News stories in a new window. A search bar appears at the top of the page, and before any search is conducted, the top headlines for the day are shown. The figure below shows the LexisNexis News search window.
When viewing results, the only special feature is a small bar that appears at the bottom of the page, allowing readers to skip to their keywords within each document, where they will appear in yellow highlighting. Users must view one record at a time before returning to the results list; there is no “next” option to skip right to the next document in the hit list. The figure below shows the keyword navigation bar as it appears when reading a search result.