News from the Library: Knovel trial period

Knovel is a Web-based database integrating technical information with analytical and search tools. It is specifically aimed at the engineering community, offering validated content derived from the most trusted sources.


Knovel combines the functionalities of an e-book platform and a search engine querying a plurality of online databases. These functionalities are complemented by analytical tools that permit the extraction and manipulation of data from e-book content.

Knovelʼs tools - including its interactive tables and graphs - not only help users to find information hidden in complex graphs, equations and tables quickly, but also to analyse and manipulate data as easily as sorting a spreadsheet. Using either simple keywords or full Boolean queries, Knovel searches across different data sets to find the information engineers need, however deeply it may be buried.

For more information please visit and the corresponding Youtube channel.

A trial period of Knovel for the whole of CERN will take place from 10 February until 14 March 2014. Every CERN IP number will have access to the resource. After the start of the trial, users will have also the possibility to register themselves from the tab “Welcome” on the top right of the homepage. Following registration they will be able to save their searches in the “My Folder” tab.

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by CERN Library