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Knovel LibGuide: Using Knovel

Resources and tools to get started with—and the get the most out of—Knovel.

Search in Knovel


  • Search free text, title, author, material, or property 
  • Property Search provides a query builder to help you locate information that may be hidden in large complex tables. You can search for a material or substance; properties or a combination of both

Tables & graphs

  • Knovel features a large database of interactive tables & graphs, allowing you to directly export data from Knovel's content into your work

Unit converter

  • Knovel's Unit Converter enables you to quickly convert any unit of measurement—or any combination of units—into another unit in just a few simple steps
  • Choose from a list of approximately 1,000 unique units for approximately 90 properties

Downloading & printing

  • To download or print a section of a book, open a section of any book:
    • To print, click the ‘print’ icon located at the top of the book’s page
    • To download, click the ‘download’ icon located at the book’s page (this will open the section as a PDF)
  • Please note: Downloading a full book from Knovel is not supported due to restriction from publishers, However, Knovel allows you to download up to 25 pages or 10% of a book (whichever is less).



  • Knovel Interactive Equations features a comprehensive, authoritative set of interactive worksheets and worked examples across various subject areas including Chemistry, Civil Engineering, Electrical, Oil & Gas and more