Our databases are a collection of information, organized for you to search. They provide access to a wealth of useful research materials including: academic journals, newspapers, magazines, e-books, relevant web resources, and various multimedia. All databases come from reliable sources.
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IEEE Xplore Digital Library
IEEE Xplore provides web access to more than four-million full-text documents from some of the world's most highly cited publications in electrical engineering, computer science and electronics. More than two-million documents are in robust, dynamic HTML format.
An engineering reference tool for professionals, academics, and students that provides access to the world's best-known engineering reference information such as Perry's Handbook for Chemical Engineers and Marks' Standard Handbook for Mechanical Engineers, as well as Mechatronics in Medicine.
ASME digital collection. Conference proceedings
The Collection currently hosts more than 100,000 papers from 2002 to the current year, with a selection of other papers that range back to the 1950s. ASME’s driving goal is to publish the entire collection of ASME legacy proceedings. Conference topics encompass the entire spectrum of subject areas of interest to mechanical engineers and associated disciplines.
ASME digital collection. eBooks
ASME Press is an imprint of The American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME), established to publish books and now eBooks, including and beyond the Society’s traditional programs of publications sponsored by ASME’s technical divisions. ASME Press has over 300 titles in print and The ASME Digital Collection currently contains over 200 new and classic eBooks and will increase by approximately 15 to 20 new titles each year. We publish high-quality professional and reference works, handbooks, select non-ASME conference proceedings, as well as advanced monographs in established and emerging areas of interest to mechanical engineers and allied disciplines.
ASME digital collection. Journals
Since 1880 the ASME Journal Program has used rigorous, peer-reviewed vetting, to publish the highest quality research and makes it available to engineering professionals looking to change the world. ASME journals are vital to keeping engineers abreast of current theory, practice, and application.
Compendex is the most comprehensive bibliographic database of engineering research available today, containing over nine million references and abstracts taken from over 5,000 engineering journals, conferences and technical reports. The broad subject areas of engineering and applied science are comprehensively represented. Online coverage is from 1969 to the present. Approximately 500,000 new records are added to the database annually from over 175 disciplines and major specialties within engineering. The Engineering Index Backfile is also available covering the information from the printed Engineering Index from 1884-1969. This adds about 1.7 million additional records to the database.
Engineering Case Studies Online
Provides video and text material focusing on engineering failures and successes around the world, the areas includes: aerospace, civil and environmental, electrical, mechanical, etc. It offers 250 hours of videos and 50,000 pages of text material including documentaries, accident reports, experiments, visualizations, case studies, lectures and interviews from leading engineering institutions. Materials come from a wide range of content partners, including the Digital Rights Group, BBC, Future Media, TVF International, as well as leading academic publishers such as Princeton University Press, John Wiley & Sons, Harvard University Press, and engineering associations such as the American Society of Civil Engineers.
GeoRef database covers the geology of North America from 1669 to the present and the geology of the rest of the world from 1933 to the present. The database includes references to all publications of the U.S. Geological Survey. Masters' theses and doctoral dissertations from U.S. and Canadian universities are also covered. Includes access to the GeoRef In Process database (so both databases can be searched at once) and GeoRef Preview database (on the AGI web site).
- Coverage is from 1785 (North America) and 1933 (other areas) to the present.
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A subset of Google that only indexes academic journals. Pros: searching is very easy - just like for regular Google. Covers journals in many disciplines. Cons: Limited functionality for filtering results. May include some journals of dubious quality.
A collection of e-books and data tools in several Engineering disciplines. Knovel also contains many data tools, including a property search, interactive engineering equations, and the ability to export property data to Excel.