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Thursday, September 17, 2015

The Fall 2015 Knovel Academic Challenge Pre-registration is Live!
This past spring, thousands of STEM students from over five hundred institutions around the world took part in the Knovel Academic Challenge (KAC), an immersive problem-set based competition built from real-life engineering exercises and scenarios. We are thrilled to announce pre-registration is now live for the free 5-week Fall Knovel Academic Challenge. Please note, in order to participate this fall, all students and faculty must register (or re-register if you participated in the spring).

The game launches on Monday, September 28 at 12:00:00 AM PST and continues through Sunday, November 1 at 11:59:59 PM PST. Share The Challenge with your STEM community!
What is the Challenge?
The Knovel Academic Challenge is a weekly problem-set based global game for undergraduate and graduate engineering students. The first problem-set will go live on Monday, September 28. On every following Monday for 5 weeks -- until Sunday, November 1 -- a new problem-set containing 7-10 multiple choice questions will be posted.
Over the span of The Challenge, students will log in with their KAC credentials to solve that week's problem-set, and earn points based on their performance while competing for weekly and grand prizes. Weekly winners will be announced each week, and grand prize winners will be announced at the end of the 5 weeks.

*Submission time of problem sets is not a factor when choosing prize winners in the case of a tie.
Compete for Points & Prizes
Weekly Prize: The student with the highest points from that week will receive a $100 Amazon gift card
1st Place Grand Prize: The student with the highest accumulation of points at the end of The Challenge will receive an Apple iPad Air II with Wi-Fi 16Gb
2nd Place Grand Prize: The student with the second highest accumulation of points at the end of The Challenge will receive a SONOS PLAY:1
Challenge within The Challenge: The students with the highest score from each of the top ten scoring schools will each receive a $25 Amazon Gift Card
Register to Play
What is Knovel?
Knovel is an engineering decision-support solution that enables engineers to solve problems faster. Widely used across higher education STEM communities, the tool provides general reference and best practice insights, process and design applications, material and substance properties data, and equations for specific engineering disciplines.

Through its cloud-based platform with powerful search and interactive analytical tools, engineers can confidently find answers to technical questions through its trusted content, validated equations, and materials and substances data from more than 120 providers.
Register to Play

If you  have any questions or feedback, please contact us knovelac@elsevier.com.

From Elsevier: Free article on the life cycle of an article

 From Elsevier:

From submission to sharing: the life cycle of an article

Understand the different steps of the publication process by following an article through its life cycle


(Note:  If link does not work, copy and paste the url into the location bar of your browser.)

Wednesday, August 26, 2015

IEEE Xplore now integrated with new IEEE Collabratec site

Dear IEEE Xplore Subscriber,

With the recent release of IEEE Xplore on 25 August, IEEE introduced integration with the new IEEE Collabratec™ site.

IEEE Collabratec is an integrated online community where technology professionals can network, collaborate, and create -- all in one central hub.

The IEEE Collabratec online community offers a suite of productivity tools and is available to technology professionals around the world with exclusive features for IEEE members and institutional subscribers, like you. IEEE Collabratec can help users:

arrow.jpg Save time during the research process by providing tools for networking and collaborative group work.
arrow.jpg Access specialized online tools to find global collaborators for research project development and implementation
arrow.jpgCreate virtual workspaces where you can assemble global research working groups — with the ability to easily add people to any group in real time
arrow.jpg Enjoy time-saving tools for managing the documents associated with your project by creating a research collection accessible to all participants in the private grouparrow.jpg Leverage current IEEE subscription access through IEEE Xplore

Institutional users and IEEE members will be permitted to form up to 50 Private Groups with up to 300 participants per group. This is an added benefit for users with IEEE subscriptions and IEEE members.

To get started, please visit the IEEE Xplore Resources page for instructions on how to use IEEE Collabratec for the first time.

For more information on all the valuable features and benefits that your users can utilize in IEEE Collabratec, please visit:


The IEEE Xplore Team

Tuesday, August 25, 2015

Try the new 'My Knovel ToGo' tablet app!

Access trusted engineering content at any time with My Knovel ToGo
We are pleased to announce the My Knovel ToGo tablet app will be officially available to subscribing Knovel customers on September 8, 2015! Currently downloadable for free from the Apple iTunes App Store (iOS) and the Google Play Store (Android), My Knovel ToGo gives your engineers offline and online access to Knovel content once it is saved in their My Knovel ToGo Folder. Whether they are in transit, having some down time, or in the field, the app provides them with direct access to their reading list anytime, anywhere. Please pass along the below links to anyone you see fit within your organization.

Please also note customers with username and password access to Knovel can use the app at launch. Customers that authenticate via their organization's login (single sign-on) will have access at a later date.

Attend the Free Live Webinar: My Knovel Goes Mobile | Take Your Engineering Content "ToGo"

When: Thursday, September 17 at 11 AM EDT
Are you or your engineers registered Knovel users? If so, have you used My Knovel to save content to your account so you can easily go back and reference it at a later time? Since the launch of My Knovel in 2009, more than half a million items have been saved to My Knovel accounts. In this webinar, Technical Solutions Manager, Rich Garvin will showcase how we have enhanced the My Knovel experience by enabling users to organize their accounts, create search alerts, make annotations to content items, and make searching easy within My Knovel content itself.

Rich will finish the session by presenting how My Knovel ToGo enables users to take their My Knovel content offline and reference it at any point of need.
Download the Tablet App
If you  have any questions, please contact  Knovel Support or call (866) 324-5163. Outside the U.S., dial +1 (210) 340-1944 - The Knovel Team

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Friday, February 6, 2015

SciFinder Future Leaders in Chemistry Program -- Opportunity

We are delighted to announce the 2015 SciFinder Future Leaders in Chemistry program. One of your Ph.D. students or postdoctoral researchers could be selected to help shape the future of chemical information!

During an all-expense-paid trip this August 10-20, participants get an exclusive behind-the-scenes look at SciFinder and see first-hand how CAS builds and maintains the most authoritative chemistry databases in the world. Participants also:
They will also travel to Boston, MA to attend the 250th ACS National Meeting and Exposition, "a platform to present, publish, discuss and exhibit the most exciting research discoveries and technologies in chemistry and its related disciplines."

We encourage you and colleagues from your chemistry and related science departments to identify Ph.D. students and postdocs to apply for this unique opportunity. To request promotional materials, including flyers, posters and postcards, click here or email futureleaders@cas.org.

Eligible applicants should apply at www.cas.org/futureleaders by Sunday, April 5, 2015.

We look forward to meeting your future leaders in chemistry!

Thursday, February 5, 2015

With less than 4 days left in Week 1 of the free 8-week Knovel Academic Challenge, it is not too late for students to play and submit their answers. Please note that registration remains open throughout the 8 weeks, allowing students and faculty to enroll at any time! 
As of today, February 5 -- across 400+ institutions from 50+ countries -- there are over 1,150 people competing head to head for points and prizes while solving real-life engineering problem sets. While students are playing, they are exploring Knovel's interactive content and becoming familiar with engineering best practices. 
How it works
Each Monday at 12:00:00 AM PDT, a new problem set will be posted, and students will have until the following Sunday at 11:59:59 PM PDT to submit their answers. Stay tuned each week for the weekly winner along with the prior week's problem set solution. Grand prize winners will be announced at the end of the 8 weeks.
Tracking Student Engagement
Whether you are using the The Challenge as extra credit or a required assignment, all registered instructors are able to track their students' progress from the My Students' Summary dashboard from within the Challenge site. This data can also be exported into Excel and manipulated as needed. Instructors must be registered and logged in to view the dashboard.
Contact Us.
Please email us at knovelac@elsevier.com with any questions about The Challenge or how to use Knovel.

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Tell us how you do research!  
The Lilac Project is looking for participants in a study on student research activities.  The purpose of the study is to determine the relationship between what students are taught about library and online research and how students actually conduct research.

Participants will complete a brief questionnaire and participate in a research exercise that will record them conducting research while talking about what they are doing and why.  The study will only take about 20-30 minutes of your time and your participation will help us improve how students are taught research skills.

For more information, or to participate in the study, contact Dr. Katt Blackwell-Starnes at ablackwellst@lamar.edu.  Click on the image for more details.
You are invited to participate in a research study. The purpose of the study is to determine the relationship between what students are taught about library and online research and how students actually conduct such research.  Participants will complete a brief questionnaire and then participate in a research exercise that will record them conducting research on a topic while talking about what they are doing and why. The study will only take approximately 20-30 minutes of your time, but what we learn from this study may help improve how students are taught information-seeking skills (research skills) in the future. For more information, or to participate in the study, contact Dr. Starnes at: ablackwellst@lamar.edu