Compendex and Inspec combine the most comprehensive multi-disciplinary engineering database with a database that is very strong in mechanical engineering, physics, computers, and electronics. Use the button to check for full text.
Scopus is the most comprehensive multi-disciplinary database of peer-reviewed literature. Also good for citation analysis.
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.
Enter a topic to search our catalog for physical books
Google Patents contains patents from the 3 major patent sources (USPTO, EPO, WIPO) in a more user-friendly interface. Foreign language patents have buttons for the original language and English (using Google Translate). One button translates the entire patent.
For US Patents: US Patent and Trademark Office
For European Patents: European Patent Office Foreign language patents have buttons that translate using Google Translate. Translations must be done for each section.
IEEEXplore contains technical literature in electrical engineering, computer science, and electronics.
PubMed is good for biomechanical topics.
SPIN, part of AIP's Scitation platform, searches every journal published by the American Institute of Phyiscis and affiliated organizations in Russia and the Ukraine. You can also search Scitation which is less oriented towards physics.
IOPscience searches every journal published by the Institute of Phyiscs.
ICC eCodes We are currently having a problem accessing eCodes. Email Alfred Fry if you need access. Villanova is supposed to have access to 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.
Journal Citation Reports is the source for journal impact factors.