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Knovel Trial Ends In Two Days: Please Take Our Survey!

by Ken Winter on 2022-11-28T13:59:26-05:00 in Construction, Environmental, Health & Wellness, Materials, Safety & Security, VDOT Library | 0 Comments

Screen capture showing the Knovel database.
This short video demonstrates how you can access materials in the trial. Please take a look and share your feedback with us via this ANONYMOUS SURVEY! 


All month the VDOT Research Library has been conducting a "trial" of four new subject collections in the Knovel full-text eBook database. 


The month is nearly over, and when it ends, so will our trial access to more than 1,400 eBooks. 


So this is the LAST CALL if you use Knovel to comment on the potential value of these collections by participating in this BRIEF SURVEY


The collections (click categories below for more info.) would greatly expand the traditional engineering content that has made Knovel a perennial favorite of VDOT employees since 2011.  In order for us to fully assess the relevance of these resources to you and your role at VDOT, we need your feedback!


The trial categories are:   


1. Environment & Environmental Engineering

Contains 431 books on soil and ground remediation, water treatment, solid waste management, recycling, air quality monitoring, environmental pollution, indoor air quality control, and total life cycle design.


2. Fire Protection Engineering & Emergency Response

Contains 105 books on fire dynamics, performance of fire suppression and ventilation systems, planning for the egress of people, staging of first responders and emergency management planning, fire resistant design of offshore structures, and design of fire protection systems in industrial applications. 


3. Safety & Industrial Hygiene

Contains 383 books on industrial hygiene, firefighting, moisture and mold control, occupational safety and health, air quality, noise control, electrical safety, safety audits, toxic chemicals, and emergency response to chemical spills.


4. Sustainable Energy & Development

Contains 487 books on biofuels, fuel cells, photovoltaic, hydroelectric and wind power, energy efficiency, LEED design, sustainable building and site development, and groundwater protection. 


So if you work at VDOT and have used Knovel before, or you have any interest or expertise in the subject areas shown above, please spend a few minutes poking around the database and looking at the contents of some of the eBooks on these subjects...then share your feedback with us.  Follow these simple steps.


First, access Knovel and explore resources in any of the four trial collections shown above. If you have never used Knovel and need a hand, please consult this Quick-Start Guide. 

Next, after you've explored Knovel (especially the new content categories!) please respond to this this BRIEF SURVEY


Questions? We're here to help!

Ken Winter
(434) 962-8979
VDOT Research Library

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