Knovel is primarily a collection of authoritative science and technology e-books, combining reference content from more than 1,110 databases and reference works from over 40 international publishers and professional societies. Knovel is of value at a undergraduate, postgraduate or vocational level studying chemistry, engineering, life sciences and or materials science and related subject areas. Institutions can subscribe to Knovel for one, two or three years from 1st August 2007.
More than a collection of e-books, Knovel has embedded many of these e-books with analytic tools allowing users to sort and filter tables, locate points on graphs, manipulate data to their specific needs and solve equations without leaving the content they are viewing. Data is integrated onto the online research platform for easy information discovery and search tools locate information quickly using keywords and/or data values.
Additionally, certain product discounts have been built into the licence as institutions wishing to pay the license fees two years in advance will receive an additional 10% discount on the total applicable charge whilst institutions wishing to pay the license fees three years in advance will receive an additional 20% discount on the total applicable charge.
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