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 Summary Sheet


Producer:Elsevier (Engineering Information)
File Size:More than 20.5 million records (09/2019)
Updates: Weekly with about 25,000 citations
File Type:Bibliographic
  • Bibliographic information, abstracts, and indexing
  • Cited references from journals, books, conference contributions, reports, dissertations, and other non-conventional literature
Language: English
STN Easy:Yes

The Computerized Engineering Index and EI Engineering Meetings (Ei COMPENDEX) database contains citations from worldwide engineering and technology journals and conference proceedings. COMPENDEX covers all engineering disciplines including chemical, computer, electrical, civil and mechanical engineering in significant depth. Sources include journals, books, conference contributions, reports, and nonconventional literature. Bibliographic information, element terms, indexing terms, meeting information, and abstracts are all searchable. COMPENDEX contains two online thesauri. The Engineering Index Thesaurus, English version, is available in the Controlled Term (/CT) field; the EI Thesaurus, German-English edition, is available in the /CTDE field.


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The following database producer's special conditions for use of his database(s) apply to your use of the COMPENDEX file on STN.

I. General Part

1. Scope
Section 2 to 4 of these conditions apply to all databases offered via STN Karlsruhe as far as no differing regulations are specified under II. Special Part.

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Results from searches carried out by the customer on request, or on behalf of individuals or institutions (see under 2.) outside his own institution (third parties) may only be given to them for explicit internal use. The transmitted search results must include the database producer's copyright. For safety purposes, the customer may keep a copy of the results obtained from a search carried out for third parties. The customer must obtain database producer's specific written permission for any further uses of search results obtained for third parties, particularly for the transmission of search results in electronic form or their distribution in hardcopy, e.g. sale, loan, license, or free charge. The customer must do his/her best efforts in preventing a theft or inadvertent illicit dissemination of the records.

4. Warranty and Liability
The database producers shall use their best efforts to deliver correct information in their databases, however, they do not accept warrenty and liability for completeness, accuracy and timeliness unless set out differently in II. Special Part.

II. Special Part

Use or copies of all parts of Ei Compendex for replacing the database is not authorized. No part of Ei Compendex may be copied in machine-readable form for delivery to or made available for the use of any third party.