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Major Engineering Resources

Compendex from Engineering Village is the most comprehensive engineering database, covering all disciplines.  Use the checkboxes to simultaenously search Compendex and Inspec.
Use the Find It button to check for full text.

Inspec from Engineering Village is a multi-disciplinary database that is particularly strong in electrical, computer, and mechanical engineering.  Use the checkboxes to simultaenously search Inspec and Compendex.
Use the Find It button to check for full text.

Scopus is the most comprehensive multi-disciplinary database of peer-reviewed literature.  Also good for citation analysis.

IEEE Xplore is a digital library of all IEEE and IET literature for electrical engineering, computer science, and electronics. 

SciFinder is the most comprehensive index of chemical literature.  You must create a personal login. Email Alfred Fry if you have problems.

ASTM Standards and Engineering Digital Library

Science Citation Index allows you to find out who cited your articles.

Single Publisher Journal Collections

If you are searching for information on a specific topic, then I recommend using Compendex or another multipublisher index.  The Find It button will take you from Compendex to the specific articles you want from the journal collections below.

ACM Digital Library

ASCE Library

ASME Digital Collection

PROLA contains all journals published by the American Physical Society.

ScienceDirect contains journals published by Elsevier.

SpringerLink contains journals published by Springer.

WileyInterScience contains journals published by Wiley.

Electronic Book Collections

EngineeringPro from Books24x7 contains thousands of electronic books from top publishers.  Defaults to searching both EngineeringPro and ITPro, but you can use the drop down menu to limit to either collection.

Synthesis Digital Library is a collection of 50- to 100-page electronic books that synthesize important research or development topics, authored by a prominent contributors to the field. The publisher attempts to offer unique value to the reader by providing more synthesis, analysis, and depth than typical research journal articles. They are also more modular and dynamic than traditional print or digital handbooks.

Patent Information

US Patent and Trademark Office

European Patent Office

WIPO PatentScope


ICC eCodes International Building Code, International Energy Conservation Code, International Mechanical Code, International Plumbing Code as well as Code of Federal Regulations from the International Code Council.

Other Useful Databases

Dissertation and Theses Full Text

Emerald multidisciplinary business database that contains a few business/engineering journals

Avery Index to Architectural Periodicals

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Journal Citation Reports is the source for journal impact factors.


Last Modified: Wednesday, August 26th, 2015