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Intelligent and Intuitive New Functionality Makes Popular AccessEngineering Reference Platform More Powerful for Student and Professional Learners

McGraw-Hill Adds New Helpful Function to Access Engineering Platform

Tags: Press Release, Product Update

McGraw-Hill’s award-winning engineering reference platform helps students, faculty and professionals find key engineering information more quickly and easily.

New York (August 15, 2019) – Upgrading one of its most popular and powerful digital reference platforms, McGraw-Hill today announced the launch of a new version of AccessEngineering. The fully redesigned engineering reference and teaching platform – which includes all-new search functionalities – will make it easier for engineering students, faculty and professionals to find and use the information they need to succeed.

AccessEngineering delivers world-renowned, interdisciplinary engineering content integrated with analytical teaching and learning tools to prepare students to solve real-world problems, make curriculum planning easy for faculty, and help professionals find relevant information. The tool’s new features build on these strengths through a redesigned homepage with quick access to key tools, a faster and more accurate search function, and highly navigable content pages with links to other relevant resources.

The updated platform launched in June and is available to all AccessEngineering users. For a virtual tour of the new AccessEngineering, go to:

“AccessEngineering has a long history of supporting students, faculty and professionals who need to reference engineering material and content exactly when they need it,” said Scott Grillo, President of McGraw-Hill’s Professional Group. “The platform’s new design will make this process even more intuitive and efficient by allowing users the flexibility to filter content to their particular needs and helping to facilitate connections across topics.”

Key updates to the user experience include:

  • Dynamic browsing by subject, course, industry and type of media, enabling users to drill down to find exactly what they need in the format that best suits them
  • Improvements to the search algorithm, ensuring that the most relevant results appear first
  • Simple filters to find content on common engineering equations and industry standards
  • Easier navigation within books using a redesigned interface

These updates were completed in conjunction with Access Innovations, who created proprietary taxonomies that drive the new search and browse experience, and HighWire, who implemented the search and UX improvements into the AccessEngineering platform.

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Tyler Reed
McGraw Hill
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