Compendex, the computerized version of the Engineering Index, is a comprehensive engineering bibliographic database. It indexes scientific literature pertaining to engineering materials started in 1884, compiled by hand under the original title of Engineering Index. As Compendex it is now published by Elsevier, who purchased parent company Engineering Information in 1998. The name "Compendex" stands for COMPuterized ENgineering inDEX. Compendex currently contains over 15 million records and references over 5,000 international sources including journals, conferences and trade publications. Approximately 1,000,000 new records are added to the database annually from over 190 disciplines and major specialties within the engineering field. Coverage is from 1969 to the present, and is updated weekly.
Many subject areas of engineering are covered including nuclear technology, bioengineering, transportation, chemical and process engineering, light and optical technology, agricultural engineering and food technology, computers and data processing, applied physics, electronics and communications, control, civil, mechanical, materials, petroleum, aerospace and automotive engineering as well as multiple subtopics within all these and other major engineering fields.
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