Elsevier announced enhancements to its engineering decision support solution, Knovel.
Knovel’s enhanced platform delivers increased productivity and a faster path to relevant answers through new search and analytics capabilities, helping users sift through vast amounts of information. The new user interface delivers an intuitive and personalised user experience, especially for first time Knovel users.
‘The problems facing engineers today are increasingly complex,’ said Sumita Singh, managing director, reference solutions, Elsevier. ‘Because of the vast amounts of information created at an ever-increasing rate, it’s becoming harder to find the relevant information required to tackle these challenges. If researchers and engineers are going to be successful in taking on the grand challenges of the 21st century, they need to have access to tools that are able to keep up with these changes and give them fast and continuous access to key insights.’
‘By taking advantage of capabilities such as machine learning and analytics, Knovel now delivers targeted results and insights for the increasing number of digital native users entering the workforce. With people increasingly used to searching online for any information they need, workplaces now also need to meet this expectation in the same way.’
As the amount of engineering data in existence continues to rise, it’s important for engineers and researchers to have access to digital tools that can filter out irrelevant information, allowing for faster insights. The upgrades to the Knovel platform meet this demand through improved personalisation, tailoring the experience to each user’s needs, and providing them with greater visibility of engineering data. The new version also offers better discoverability of related information, helping users to build up key foundational knowledge and concepts faster than before.