SOURCE: Knovel


November 17, 2009 09:32 ET

Knovel Empowers Engineers to "Get Personal" With My Knovel

New Personalization Features Enable Engineers to Extend Existing Knowledge Repository and Facilitate Information Sharing and Collaboration

NEW YORK, NY--(Marketwire - November 17, 2009) -


-- Knovel, an online resource that helps engineers find reliable technical information faster, today announces new personalization features and functionality that facilitate how engineers gather and interact with engineering information.

-- The latest enhancements, called My Knovel, allow engineers to digitally accumulate knowledge anywhere they have a web connection, making this content more portable and resulting in increased productivity. With My Knovel, users can organize and manage saved content of all types. Key features include:

- My Bookshelf: Engineers can save frequently used titles and organize them into folders they create

- My Saved Content: Engineers can save and organize content into the folders they create

- My Saved Searches: Engineers can save search queries and re-execute them with one click

-- Throughout their careers, engineers frequently create a binder of go-to resources, pulling content from engineers' handbooks, materials property databases, standards, online searches and libraries of math and best practices. Today, there is a distinct need for engineers to continue to turn to these resources, but in a way that is personalized and easily accessible as part of their work day.

-- To this point, according to findings from a survey conducted by Knovel of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME), a full one third (34%) of respondents indicated that electronic reference information improved their productivity by 20% or more.

-- Knovel's new personalization features are a natural extension of Knovel's proven search capabilities and unique interactive tools. To date, major corporations and academic institutions have turned to Knovel to search the company's validated content, and, now, these same enterprises can count on Knovel to accommodate the way in which engineers personally work.

-- My Knovel is available to customers that upgrade accounts to include individual user profiles. There is no charge for the upgrade. Customers should contact Account Services at (866) 324-5163.


"Knovel is proud to be known as the solution of choice for trusted, engineering reference content. For years, our interactive capabilities have differentiated us in the market," said Chris Forbes, CEO and president, Knovel. "With the unveiling of My Knovel, we help engineers centralize and manage the references they use most frequently and that require quick access."

"Our customers told us they want to get results with fewer clicks and to access frequently used titles with a single click," said Diana Bittern, director of product management, Knovel. "We designed My Knovel to answer these needs and to speed engineers' information workflow. The result, and our long term goal, is to make engineers more productive."

About Knovel

Knovel is an online resource that helps engineers find reliable technical information faster. Knovel's reliable content, optimized search and interactive tools, help engineers solve problems faster by providing answers at the point of need, in turn helping organizations increase the productivity of their engineering staff. Knovel has thousands of users worldwide. Customers include 75 of the Fortune 500 companies and more than 300 leading universities. Founded in 2000, Knovel is a private company headquartered in New York City. For more information visit or call (866) 303-3336.

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