Meriam Library has been given trial access to Knovel, a database that contains online full-text of over 1600 engineering reference books, handbooks, and manuals. The books are published by over 40 publishers and professional societies -- many of them major publishers, such as Springer, Elsevier, Wiley, etc. Our trial allows us access to the full Knovel collection, which covers many subject areas, including mechanical, electrical, and civil engineering, food science, chemistry, biotechnology, and earth sciences. We will have trial access to Knovel through October 30, 2008.