Magazine article American Libraries

Buffalo Invests in Knovel

Magazine article American Libraries

Buffalo Invests in Knovel

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WHY.KNOVEL.COM

University at Buffalo (N.Y.) Science and Engineering Librarians A. Ben Wagner and Nancy Schiller understand how essential reliable information is to quality research. The internet has made information substantially more available to today's students, but the validity and usefulness of those sources can be questionable. Wagner and Schiller teach patrons how to enhance their data searches with Knovel's online technical resources.

The Knovel platform caters to content for engineers. Knovel proactively works with their customers, leading engineers, and an editorial board to develop content across 30 subject areas. The platform is continuously updated to help engineers keep pace with market drivers and evolving industries such as nanotechnology. Information professionals and librarians can also choose specific subject areas to ensure content is based solely on their specific needs.

"They are the first place we look," says Wagner. "It's fine to have a tool that gets you 10 million hits, but at times you want precision. And one of the things that I can certainly compliment Knovel on is that it is very precise, particularly in data searching, where it goes down to the cell level in a table. …

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