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Engineering Journals, Reports, Best Practices
& Other Vetted Technical Reference

Accelerate technical problem-solving with precise answers from trusted sources

What if your engineering teams could solve technical challenges 30% faster than your competition?

What if you had single-source online access to a comprehensive technical reference library?

The Expert Index Collection by IHS Markit is a comprehensive, easily searchable collection of trusted, authoritative engineering and technical reference content to help engineers, scientists and other technical professionals quickly make the best decisions. With the Expert Index Collection, engineers, researchers and scientists are able to rapidly discover answers across an extensive, vetted collection of more than 75 million technical articles, publications, reports, design principles/best practices and more, including more than 100 eBook titles.

The Expert Index Collection is delivered on Engineering Workbench, which incorporates artificial intelligence technologies like machine learning and natural-language processing to accelerate research by helping you pinpoint precise answers from within a large body of materials. Engineers and others use the Expert Index Collection to gain the knowledge they need to solve complex problems, identify innovative methods to improve manufacturing throughput, implement proven approaches for quality assurance, reduce non-compliance risks, and more rapidly make confident, informed decisions.

Subscribe today to:
  • Reduce technical research time by up to 30 percent
  • Identify solutions to problems faster
  • Discover new applications for innovations from outside your industry
  • Ensure compliance with the latest best practices
  • Get new engineers up to speed faster through access to a comprehensive knowledge base

Explore the content and capabilities in the Expert Index Collection

Increasing engineering productivity sounds great, but how can the Expert Index Collection help you meet your goals? It's the combination of comprehensive content with next-generation search technology that differentiates Expert Index from any other solution for technical reference.

Next-Generation Search Technology

The Expert Index Collection is delivered on Engineering Workbench, which incorporates artificial intelligence technologies like machine learning and natural-language processing to help engineers quickly find the answers they need within this universe of vetted content.

  • Document and full-text search: If you know what you're looking for and where to look, you can recover the exact document you need instantly.
  • Knowledge discovery: When you’re unsure of where to look, Engineering Workbench uses patented knowledge discovery technology to act like a "virtual subject matter expert" to rapidly guide you to the best answers and solutions.

By incorporating these next-gen search capabilities, Engineering Workbench lets engineers quickly discover solutions to technical challenges, accelerating R&D and problem solving to drive revenue, manage costs, and mitigate risks.

Industry Content Sources

Full-text Access Content:

  • DSpace@MIT
  • Defense Technical Information Center (DTIC)
  • Hindawi Publishing Corporation
  • IEEE GlobalSpec
  • Nuclear Safety Standards Commission (Kerntechnischer Ausschuss - KTA)
  • NASA Tech Briefs
  • NASA STI Articles
  • National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST)
  • Nuclear Regulatory Commission Articles
  • OSTI
  • ResearchWorks at the University of Washington
  • Scientific Electronic Library Online (SciELO)

Index-only Content (Separate subscription may be required to access full-text content. Contact IHS Markit for details.)

  • The American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA)
  • The American Nuclear Society (ANS)
  • American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers (ASABE)
  • American Society of Mechanical Engineers
  • ASM International
  • The American Society of Quality (ASQ)
  • ASTM International
  • Begell House
  • Crambeth Allen (,
  • Édition Diffusion Presse Sciences (EDP Science)
  • Energy Institute (EI)
  • Fire and Blast Information Group (FABIG)
  • IEEE — The Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers
  • International Association of Plastics Distribution (IAPD)
  • International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO)
  • The IUCr, International Union of Crystallography
  • The Institute of Physics (IOP)
  • The Institution of Chemical Engineers (IChemE)
  • InterRegs
  • Maney Journals
  • MATDAT Materials Database
  • McGraw-Hill AccessScience
  • National Fluid Power Association (NFPA)
  • PCI Industrial Computer Manufacturers Group (PICMG)
  • Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS)
  • ProjectEuclid@Duke University
  • PubMed
  • Royal Aeronautical Society
  • SAE International
  • Society of Automotive Engineers of Japan (JSAE)
  • Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics (SIAM)
  • The Society for the Advancement of Material and Process Engineering (SAMPE)
  • SPIE, the International Society for Optics and Photonics
  • Springer for R&D
  • The SpringerMaterials Database
  • Techniques de L’Ingenieur
  • Total Materia by Key to Metals
  • Transportation Research Board
  • TWI
  • Wiley Journals
IHS Markit Content Sources

Full-text Access Content

  • Technical Web Collection by IHS Markit
  • Scientific Effects by IHS Markit

Index-only IHS Markit Content (Separate subscription may be required to access full-text content. Contact IHS Markit for details.)

  • Codes & Standards Collection
  • Chemicals Research
  • Automotive - AutoInsight Articles
  • Automotive - Automotive Forecasting Articles
  • Automotive - SupplierBusiness Articles
  • CyberRegs
  • ESDU (Validated engineering design methods)
  • Jane's by IHS Markit: Chemical, Biological, Radiological & Nuclear Intelligence Centre Documents
  • Jane's by IHS Markit: Defence Equipment & Technology Intelligence Centre Documents
  • Jane's by IHS Markit: Defence Industry & Markets Intelligence Centre Documents
  • Jane's by IHS Markit: Military & Security Assessments Intelligence Centre Documents
  • Jane's by IHS Markit: Terrorism & Insurgency Centre Documents
  • Jane's by IHS Markit: Transport Library Documents
  • Technology Research
eBook Content Sources

About 100 titles from leading technical publisher John Wiley & Sons

Optional Add-ons

Knowledge Collections

A comprehensive online library of authoritative engineering and technical reference content - aggregated, accessible and curated for you in one place. Providing access to the most trusted titles from the leading technical publishers, Knowledge Collections helps engineers quickly make the best decisions at each product lifecycle stage. Find thousands of technical publications from CRC Press, McGraw-Hill, Springer, Wiley, and many other trusted sources. Learn more

Research Assistant

This content analysis and research tool allows you to quickly review large bodies of information to discover answers and knowledge. Graphical and tabular tools, including more than 70 intelligent filters, or "content lenses," perform like a "virtual subject matter expert," guiding you through content and posing questions that you might not think to ask to help you obtain highly precise answers to your queries. For example, view definitions, advantages, disadvantages, applications, materials, causes and effects, parts, functions, interactions and more related to a topic. Also allows you to index content on publicly available third-party web sites through the Research Assistant Cloud Services. Learn more

Patent Solutions

The Patent Collection provides full-text searchability for more than 60 million patents, with advanced search capabilities that allow users to quickly identify content that matches their query, view dynamic summaries in their native language, and view the full-text patent in its original language, in HTML or PDF. The Patent Intelligence application, available as an optional additional capability, leverages the same collection of 60 million patents but also provides a packaged set of analytics that enables organizations to extract competitive intelligence from the patents. Learn more

Expert Index Collection Capabilities

  • Authoritative, comprehensive content: With one search, you can extract the knowledge you need from more than 75 million documents, published by sources you trust
  • Faceted filtering with point-and-click research: Drill down by publisher, publication date, author and more to quickly locate the content you need
  • On-demand virtual subject matter expert: When you’re unsure of the questions to ask, let our add-on Research Assistant technology do the work for you so that you get answers organized by categories and, within those categories, by concepts
  • Productivity tools: Users can tune their working environment to best suit their current project requirements or research needs
    • Accelerate research using document summaries
    • Save time by linking directly to the answer in the source document
    • Bookmark content and pin it to your desktop
    • Save queries for later use
    • Track the latest development in topics of interest by setting up query alerts
    • Extract source document's bibliographic or metadata
    • Use "My Workspaces" to save, organize and share research related to a project or topic of interest

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