SOURCE: Knovel


December 17, 2012 12:31 ET

Knovel Expands Content More Than 20 Percent in 2012

Additions Reflect Needs of Engineers, Driven by Input From Knovel's Users and Demand for Trusted Resources

NEW YORK, NY--(Marketwire - Dec 17, 2012) - Knovel, a leader in providing a Web-based application that integrates technical information with analytical and search tools, today announced a banner year for content growth, including a record 23 percent increase in content across all subject areas. Additionally, each of the 30 subject areas available grew by at least 15 percent. The selection process for new titles, charts, graphs and equation assets was based on direct feedback from Knovel's active community of engineers and other professionals.

This feedback led to the addition of three entirely new subject areas in 2012. Knovel also continued its brisk pace of development in Knovel's Critical Content line exclusively available to its customers. Knovel's interactive objects available via charts, graphs and equations now exceed 100,000. This significant growth in content complements Knovel's breadth of offerings aimed at helping engineers solve both big challenges and everyday tasks.

"Many engineers are incredibly frustrated with the research dilemma they face on a daily basis. They either spend significant time searching through multiple sources to find validated information or take their chances using public search tools that offer information of questionable validity," said Knovel CEO Chris Forbes. "Knovel offers engineers a single point of access to the technical references they demand, and our focus on the needs of engineers has driven a significant expansion of the engineering resources available through Knovel."

With the recent addition of two publishing partners, Thieme and ASQ, Knovel added a total of nine new publishing partners in 2012. This expands Knovel's international sources of content and rounds out a roster of partners to more than 100 authoritative sources. The American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) and the Society of Manufacturing Engineers (SME) are also among the partners added in 2012.

While Knovel sources a majority of content from its publishing partners, the company also strategically works with credible sources and renowned experts to create content that fills gaps in engineering information resources. The resulting work is added to Knovel's Critical Content line.

"One of the biggest research issues engineers face is finding reliable data for very specific questions related to material selection," said Knovel Senior Vice President and Co-founder Sasha Gurke. "We created Knovel's Critical Content line to identify and provide the data that engineers need but is not easily accessible."

This year Knovel added three additional databases to its Critical Content line. The Titanium Alloy Database offers a comprehensive compilation of typical and representative mechanical and physical properties for over 80 well-known wrought and cast commercial titanium alloys in a variety of production conditions at various temperatures. Yaws' Critical Property Data for Chemical Engineers and Chemists launched with 85 tables covering more than 5,000 inorganic substances, 34,000 organic substances and 293,000 records. This database will significantly expand in 2013. In December, Knovel's Crude Oil Assay Database launched with assays covering the 200 most common crudes on the market, sourced from seven crude producers, marketers and U.S. Government agencies. Databases available via Knovel's Critical Content are highly interactive and exclusively available to Knovel customers.

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About Knovel

Knovel is a Web-based application integrating technical information with analytical and search tools to drive innovation and deliver answers engineers can trust. Knovel users include thousands of engineers and applied scientists worldwide. Knovel has more than 700 customers worldwide including 74 of the Fortune 500 companies, five of the Top 10 Constituents on the FTSE 100 Index and more than 400 leading universities. Founded in 2000, Knovel is a private company headquartered in New York City. For more information, visit or call (866) 240-8174.

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