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EnCompassWEB™ Now Available

:: EnCompassWEB, the new platform from Engineering Information, is now available. Included are the databases, EnCompassLIT and EnCompassPAT, once known as ApiLIT and ApiPAT, when they were maintained by the American Petroleum Institute. From Ei Update:

This month, Engineering Information will release EnCompassWEB, its newest web-based discovery platform. Designed to meet the demanding information requirements for the downstream petroleum, petrochemical, natural gas energy and allied industries; EnCompassWEB will provide reliable access to worldwide scholarly literature, patents, business and economic news.

Designed with today’s end user in mind, EnCompassWEB offers subscribers easy to use features that users of Engineering Village 2, ChemVillage and PaperVillage 2 have become accustomed to. Combined database searching allows for controlled duplicate removal, linking options, designed to deliver the fastest route to full text content, and personalization options including saved record folders, search histories and email alerts. It will ensure that users can catalog their research.

Available sources include the two most targeted bibliographic databases available to the industry. EnCompassLIT, references 40 years of the most influential journals, trade magazines, conference proceedings and technical reports. EnCompassPAT, which is derived from global issuing authorities, contains over 360,000 hand selected patents. Both databases are updated on a weekly basis ensuring that users are kept abreast of the latest industry developments.

For additional information on EnCompassWEB, please contact our customer support team at eicustomersupport AT elsevier.com

I have trial access, and can report that the platform is virtually identical to EV2. Searches can be run on both dbs simultaneously, and results from each can be viewed independently, in addition to viewing all the results in one set. I would like to see detailed descriptions of both databases somewhere on Ei's web site; none seems to be available at the moment.

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