Resource of the Month
(October 2005)

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Compendex® on Ei Engineering Village 2

Compendex is recognized as the leading database resource for engineering citations and abstracts.  It features:

  • over 8 million journal article citations, conference proceedings, and dissertations

  • coverage of the most influential journals and over 5,000 serial titles

  • rapid inclusion of the most current literature

  • historical perspective with citations extending back to 1969

Upcoming Workshops

Does Engineering Research have you spooked?  Having difficulties locating information?

... is the answer

WHAT:  EV2 Workshop covering basic and advanced search techniques in Compendex (comprehensive engineering database covering most disciplines) and INSPEC (covers electrical/computer engineering, computer science, and physics)

WHEN:  Monday, October 31, 2:00-3:00 p.m.

WHERE:  Abalah Library, Room 217

WHO:  All faculty and students doing research in engineering or a related field.

HOW:  Please reserve a space by calling your Engineering Librarian, Beth Mohler at ext. 5082 or

Engineering Information @ Your Library

How do I access Compendex?

Compendex is available to current Wichita State University students, faculty, and staff.  A link to Compendex can be found on the WSU Libraries' Electronic Databases web page at  Scroll down to "Compendex on Engineering Village 2".  Click on the link.

Why should I use Compendex?

Compendex provides engineering researchers with access to the scientific literature and technical information they need most.  The database allows students, faculty, and staff the ability to search through comprehensive subject coverage of virtually every engineering discipline in the Compendex databases including:

  • Electrical Engineering

  • Chemical Engineering

  • Civil Engineering

  • Mechanical Engineering

  • Materials Science

  • General Engineering

For assistance with Compendex, contact Wichita State University Libraries' Reference Desk (978-3584) or Beth Mohler, Engineering Librarian (978-5082 or

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