Dialog Expands Engineering Offering

Jan 16, 2007

Dialog, a Thomson business, has added the Engineering Index Backfile to the Dialog platform. The new archival backfile from Engineering Information adds more than 1.7 million records back to 1884, giving researchers the ability to find information about engineering innovations over the last 120 years. The archival backfile is available as part of the Ei Compendex (File 8 on Dialog) database, which contains data from 1884 to the present, and as a separate database (File 988), which contains just the historical data from 1884 to 1969.

Using the Engineering Index Backfile, searchers can find references to some of the most important innovations of the late 19th and the majority of the 20th century, including references to: The Wright brothers' first plane flight; Construction of the Hoover Dam; Development and history of semiconductors; Evolution of Microscopy; Building of the Brooklyn Bridge; Progress of the space race to the moon; and Early development of the New York subway.

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