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Databases by Subject: Engineering

Major Indexes

Ei Compendex

Bibliographic citations and abstracts from thousands of engineering scholarly journals, trade magazines, conference proceedings and technical papers in all major areas of engineering and applied science.

IEEE Xplore

IEEE (Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers) Xplore indexes and provides access the some full-text content from journals, conference proceedings, technical standards,ebooks and educational courses.


Knovel is an engineering reference resource with both full text ebook content and interactive tables, equations, plotters, and graphs that allow users to manipulate, analyze, and export data. Knovel's Search Engine is optimized for engineers.

Additional Indexes

Aerospace Database

International coverage from 1960 to the present of journal articles, conference proceedings and technical reports for aeronautics, astronautics, space sciences, electronics and other technology related subjects.

ASM Handbooks Online

Online version of the 25 ASM Handbook volumes, supplements and the 2-volume Desk Edition.

BCC Research

Market research that focuses on high-tech markets. Areas focus include advanced materials, advanced transportation technologies, biotechnology, chemicals, energy and resources, engineering, environment, food and beverage, fuel cell and battery technologies, healthcare, information technology, instrumentation and sensors manufacturing, membrane and separation technology, nanotechnology, pharmaceuticals, plastics, safety and security, semiconductor manufacturing.

Energy Citations Database

Provides bibliographic citations for energy and energy related Scientific and Technical Information publications from the Department of Energy (DOE) and its predecessor agencies, from 1943 forward.

Frost & Sullivan Industry Research

Frost & Sullivan's 1800 analysts and consultants cover more than 300 markets and 250,000 companies for industrial markets organized into categories for Aerospace and Defense, Automotive and Transportation, Chemicals, Materials, Food; Electronics and Security, Energy and Power Systems, Environment and Building Technologies, Healthcare and Medical Devices, Measurement and Instrumentation, Information and Communication Technologies, and Industrial Automation and Process Control.

Geo Ref

Indexes geoscience journal articles, books, maps, conference papers, reports and theses worldwide from 1666 to the present.

Global Engineering (Standards)

Online catalog of engineering standards from over 460 technical societies and agencies around the world. Covers both current and historical standards.

IEEE Xplore

IEEE (Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers) Xplore indexes and provides access the some full-text content from journals, conference proceedings, technical standards,ebooks and educational courses.


Citations and abstracts for journal articles, conference proceedings, reports, dissertations and books covering the literature of physics, computer science, electrical engineering; general engineering & technology . 1898 - present.

Materials Research Database

Materials science, materials engineering, metallurgy, polymers, ceramics, composite materials - journal articles, conference proceedings, technical reports, trade journal/newsletter items, patents, books, press releases.
Aluminium Industry Abstracts
Ceramic Abstracts/World Ceramics Abstracts
Copper Data Center Database
Corrosion Abstracts
Engineered Materials Abstracts
Materials Business File

Science Citation Index (included in Web of Science)

Index to articles and citations in 6,650 of scientific and technical journals across approximately 150 disciplines.

SPIE Digital Library

Includes eight SPIE Journals with over 300,000 articles, 6,000 volumes of SPIE Conference Proceedings,and a collection of books from SPIE Press. .

Transportation Research Information Services (TRIS Online)

Index to more than 400,000 records covering transportation research on air, highway, rail and maritime transport, mass transit, and other transportation modes. TRIS Online is a collaborative effort between the Transportation Research Board, National Research Council, National Academies, and the Bureau of Transportation Statistics, and U. S. Department of Transportation.