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McGraw-Hill Announces Enhancements to AccessEngineering Platform
McGraw-Hill announced the launch of its new AccessEngineering platform, featuring technological and user interface improvements designed to raise the bar for learning and accessibility of engineering content. Redesigned to meet the needs of engineering professionals, students, and faculty, the online reference features a completely new user interface, providing users with faster, more accurate and more relevant searches; improved navigation; and a curated aggregation of up to the minute global engineering news.
AccessEngineering launched 6 years ago, when it first made available the digital editions of such classic references as Perry's Handbook for Chemical Engineers, Marks' Standard Handbook for Mechanical Engineers, and Roark's Formulas for Stress and Strain. AccessEngineering’s content includes thousands of interactive tables and graphs; more than 100 instructional videos and animations depicting core engineering concepts; and curricula maps expressly designed to help faculty more effectively integrate use of engineering content in the classroom and accelerate learning outcomes for students.
In April 2012, McGraw-Hill will roll out new usage reporting features and personalization tools that allow students, faculty, and engineers to further integrate AccessEngineering content into their workflows.
In the second half of 2012, AccessEngineering will offer a new subject category—Operations Management—featuring some of McGraw-Hill's best-known reference works. This category expansion will prove especially valuable to every engineer—across the broad range of engineering disciplines—tasked with innovation through continuous improvement of production processes. AccessEngineering is available in the U.S. and globally through McGraw-Hill and its subsidiaries.
The new AccessEngineering platform was developed by Semantico, a digital publishing company based in the U.K.
Source: McGraw Hill Professional
Paula J. Hane
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