McGraw-Hill Announces Extensive Enhancements to its Premier Engineering Platform

AccessEngineering at the Forefront of Digital Learning and Professional Reference

Powerful Search, Rich Media, and Expanded Interactivity Integrate Content Into Workflows and Instruction

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NEW YORK, Jan. 30, 2012

NEW YORK , Jan. 30, 2012 /PRNewswire/ — McGraw -Hill today announced the launch of its new AccessEngineering platform, featuring technological and user interface improvements that 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 six 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 deep assemblage of 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.

“There isn't a more comprehensive and dynamic online learning experience than AccessEngineering ,” says Philip Ruppel , president of McGraw-Hill Professional, developers of the Access suite of online subscription products. “When you serve the engineering community, it's not enough to just keep pace with the field's growing body of content and advancements in technology. You have to be out in front, which is why we are continuously enhancing and improving AccessEngineering and our entire line of Access products.”

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, such as The Six Sigma Handbook and Juran's Quality Handbook . 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 US and globally through McGraw -Hill and its subsidiaries.

The new AccessEngineering platform was developed by Semantico, a market-leading digital publishing company based in the UK. Semantico is widely recognized by the publishing and library communities for its innovative and leading edge solutions in digital content development.

About McGraw-Hill Professional
McGraw-Hill Professional is a leading global provider of print and electronic content and services for the medical, technical, and business communities. Its offerings include reference and certification books for all professional and educational disciplines and online solutions on medical and health, engineering, business, and scientific topics. For more information, visit

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About Semantico
Semantico is a market-leading digital publishing solutions company based in Brighton, England , and focused on helping publishers protect and grow the value of their content assets online. Experts in access and discovery, Semantico provides a proven understanding of search technologies and user-centered design in developing digital publishing strategies. For additional information, visit

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