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Dialog Continues to Expand Engineering Offering
Archival Data from Engineering Information Extends Coverage of Ei Compendex® Back to 1884
Cary, NC USA, London UK, January 10, 2007 — Dialog, a Thomson business, today announced that it has added the Engineering Index Backfile to the Dialog platform. The new archival backfile from Engineering Information adds more than 1.7 million records back to 1884, giving researchers the ability to find information about engineering innovations over the last 120 years.
The archival backfile is available as part of the Ei Compendex (File 8 on Dialog) database, which now contains data from 1884 to the present, and as a separate database (File 988), which contains just the historical data from 1884 to 1969.
"The addition of the Engineering Index Backfile provides Dialog customers with the superior collection of physical science engineering content, and it will have a marked effect on the speed at which research is done," said Viji Krishnan, Dialog vice president of publisher management. "As new fields of study such as nanotechnology take off, researchers will benefit greatly from the science and engineering work from the past."
Using the Engineering Index Backfile, searchers can find references to some of the most important innovations of the late 19th and the majority of the 20th century, including references to:
The Engineering Index Backfile is the most recent major addition to Dialog's engineering content collection. The following are some of the other engineering offerings Dialog has recently made available.
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