Major Engineering Resources
Compendex from is the most comprehensive engineering database, covering all disciplines.
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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.
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 button will take you from Compendex to the specific articles you want from the journal collections below.
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.
Chemical patent information can be found in both SciFinder Scholar and Reaxys. Compendex and Scopus also have patents, but there are several sources whose sole purpose is to provide patent information.
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.
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
Emerald multidisciplinary business database that contains a few business/engineering journals