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Engineering (Electrical and Mechanical) - Finding Articles

For some assignments, our Discovery Service will give you enough sources to work with.

Sometimes you may want to try specific databases or journals – perhaps your lecturer has recommended particular names as a good way of finding articles. This page lists key sources for Engineering:

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Full text of every article published by the Association for Computing Machinery. Some conference proceedings are available full text as well.

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Full text of technical literature in electrical engineering, computer science and electronics

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Archive of the Proceedings of the Institute of Mechanical Engineers including over 200,000 pages of unique material.

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OnePetro is an online library of technical literature for the oil and gas exploration and production (E&P) industry. Content includes journal articles and conference proceedings.

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This is a large collection of maths, science, technology and medicine related full-text and bibliographic information.  A guide to this resource can be found here: http://www.libr.port.ac.uk/libguides/LG597.pdf

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Scopus not in Discovery 

Scopus is the largest abstract and citation database of peer-reviewed literature including scientific journals, books and conference proceedings. It provides an overview of the world's research output covering the fields of science, technology, medicine, social science and the arts and humanities.

Note that the above cover  just one publisher.  (Science Direct, for example, is a database of Elsevier publications).  If you want to do wider searches and literature reviews which draw on the width of the literature, you’ll need to do a little more work and include these indexing databases in your research.  We may not have the full text of these articles (but can obtain them via Inter Library Loan) but you may find the database links through to full text where we have it.

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Engineering Village not in Discovery 

Indexes to journal articles and conference proceedings for a wide range of topics including engineering . This includes Compendex and INSPEC. A guide to this database can be accessed here.

You might also want to take a look at

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AccessEngineering is a collection of critical, regularly updated engineering reference information. It includes instructional videos, interactive tables and charts, as well as personalization tools.

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British Standards Online – note that to obtain full text you must click on the special URL which you can find on the Off-Campus Access page. Login using your University login and password, and find the British Standards Online URL. A guide to this resource can be found here: http://www.libr.port.ac.uk/libguides/LG655.pdf

Use of the University of Portsmouth Library British Standards Online subscription is for educational purposes only. Excessive downloading and printing of the material is prohibited. For more information on these restrictions please contact the library.

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Covers all areas of business and management and is particularly useful for engineering subjects which connect with the business world.

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The full-text of thousands of articles from more than 100 peer-reviewed journals published by Emerald. Subjects covered include education, management, human resources, marketing and training – will often have engineering related articles.

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The Energy Citations database (1943–present) has been designed and developed by the US Department of Energy (DOE) Office of Scientific and Technical Information (OSTI). It contains bibliographic records for energy and energy-related scientific and technical information providing access to DOE publicly-available citations from 1948 through the present, with continued growth through regular updates

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Engineer-it (IHS) not in Discovery 

Engineer-it provides you with instant access to over 1,800,000 pages of full-text, full colour catalogues, technical data sheets, handbooks, selector guides and manuals from an extensive range of suppliers

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Esp@cenet not in Discovery 

Espacenet offers free access to more than 80 million patent documents worldwide, containing information about inventions and technical developments from 1836 to today.

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IHS standards store not in Discovery 

Use this commercial site to check the validity of standards across different countries.  Search the Library catalogue for the few IHS Standards we have purchased.  Comprehensive source of technical industry standards as well as government and military standards.

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ITU-R recommendations not in Discovery 

International Telecommunication Union’s Radio Communication Sector recommendations are a set of international technical standards covering static and mobile communication technologies, the management and use of radio-frequency spectrum and satellite orbits, broadcasting systems and space communications and transmissions.

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ITU-T recommendations not in Discovery 

International Telecommunication Union’s Telecommunication Standardization Sector (ITU-T) produce over 160 new and revised standards (ITU-T Recommendations), covering the information and communications infrastructure from core network functionality and broadband to next-generation services like IPTV. Most are freely downloadable

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Knovel enables you to manipulate engineering data from a wide range of sources. In addition to full-text ebook content it also provides access to equations, materials and substances data, and interactive charts and graphs. Its materials database covers everything from mechanical to chemical properties data, corrosion data and material properties. Knovel provides interactive engineering tools that enable data analysis, and specialized data search and taxonomies that make it easy to discover answers to technical questions.

A guide to this resource can be accessed here

General engineering material can be found at 621 on the First Floor

computer networks
computer security
computers: electronic engineering
data processing & computer science
data protection
electricity & electronics
electronic circuits
electronic engineering design
machine engineering
microwave engineering
mining & related operations
nuclear engineering
project management
wireless communication
wireless networks

See also:

You may also find relevant resources listed under: Computing.

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