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Engineering Information Retrieval Pilot Tutorial

:: In July, Jay Bhatt, Information Services Librarian (Engineering), Hagerty Library, Drexel University, posted a message to SLA-ENG about a tutorial designed to assist undergraduate engineering students at Drexel in the use of Engineering Village 2. From the tutorial introduction:

Welcome to the Engineering Information Retrieval pilot tutorial. The result of a collaboration between the Drexel University's Hagerty Library and Elsevier's Engineering Village 2, it is meant primarily for undergraduate engineering students facing their first big research project.

The tutorial covers in turn a general review of information sources, how to develop a search strategy, where to find relevant articles, how to arrange to receive article updates, and patent searches. The Table of Contents visible on the left hand part of the screen allows you to jump from topic to topic. You can also use the Next and Previous buttons in the upper right hand corner of the frame to move from topic to topic.

Where there are multiple pages on a specific topic, a new set of buttons entitled Click here to continue and Click here to go back will appear in the four corners of the main content frame, as appropriate. You can also use the browser Back and Forward buttons if desired. After maneuvering through a topic or two you will become quite comfortable with the navigation.

Jay is interested in feedback, and is encouraging others to examine the tutorial. To do so, go to the My Evolve site.

The username and passwords is: jmeyer01. Under 'My Courses', click "Engineering Information Retrieval". Click "Course Material" button under the 'Announcements' button. Under "Engineering Information Retrieval Course", click on "Click to Launch". It may take a few seconds before it is launched.

Please send feedback to Jay at bhatt AT drexel DOT edu.

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