Thank you on behalf of Heriot-Watt University and Elsevier for taking the time to evaluate Knovel as an information resource and problem solving tool for your teaching, research and/or coursework.

Now that we are reaching the end of the trial period, we would greatly appreciate your feedback by taking just a few minutes to answer the following questions. This will help the university to evaluate Knovel as a potential resource for teaching, research and student coursework.

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* 1. What is your name, department and job role at Heriot-Watt University?

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* 2. Did you use the trial of Knovel for a specific course or research project?

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* 3. What do you like about Knovel? What is its most useful feature?

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* 4. If you could change one thing in Knovel, what would it be?

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* 5. Please rate the following statements in terms of your experience so far in using Knovel.

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Knovel is an improvement on my current ways of finding reference information for Engineering, Materials, Science and/or Design courses, such as browsing books or searching the internet (Google etc)
Researchers could use Knovel as a valuable library of engineering and technical information
Students would find the interactive content in Knovel, such as graphs and equations, very engaging and helpful
Students could use Knovel as a valuable library of engineering and technical information
Knovel could be a great problem solving tool for student coursework and projects
Knovel could save me time in my day to day activities
I could incorporate Knovel into my teaching
Knovel is an improvement on my current ways of finding specific data on materials and properties
Knovel could be a good way of giving access to course textbooks

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* 6. Would you like to continue using Knovel once the trial is completed?

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* 7. Knovel brings together information and interactive data from over 120 different publishers, institutes and societies. An annual subscription to this service for the university is likely cost between £8,000 and £20,000 depending on whether some or all of the available content is included. Do you think Information Services should consider Knovel for possible future purchase?

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