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Subject databases - Engineering

Use subject databases to find research on a specific topic including journal articles, conference proceedings and book chapters.


How to find databases

Find and access databases relevant to your subject by using the Databases tab within NUsearch:

  • search by keyword
  • browse an alphabetical list
  • browse by category

Databases by subject area

Engineering subject databases
ASME Digital Collection

Provides access to journals, conference proceedings, and e-books from the American Society of Mechanical Engineers.

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ASTM Compass

Is a vast collection of industry-leading standards and technical engineering information. Covers a broad range of engineering disciplines, including aerospace, biomedical, chemical, environmental, nuclear, and solar engineering.

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British Standards Online

Contains full text of all current and most historic BS documents. Documents are available for online viewing and download. Watch the walkthrough
Building Types Online Provides access to over 1000 case studies are documented with texts by authors who are experts in their fields with approx. 5500 architectural drawings of high quality and 2200 photographs of the buildings. Themic articles provide background information on individual building types or explain specific aspects such as lighting, acoustics, urban considerations, access types or planning processes. Watch the walkthrough
Construction Information Service Includes NBS building regulations, TRL reports, Architects journal, Construction news and news fed services. The database is updated weekly. Watch the walkthrough

Derwent Innovations Index

Contains patent and citations for chemical, electrical, electronic, and mechanical engineering. Watch the walkthrough
ICE Virtual Library

Contains the full text of every peer-reviewed paper published in the transactions, proceedings and journals of the Institution of Civil Engineers since its inception in 1836.

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IEEE Xplore Digital Library

Is a core collection of electrical engineering and computing publications, covering every aspect of electrical and computer science. It also contains IEEE Standards.

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Knovel Contains scientific and engineering handbooks and databases that can be searched simultaneously. Includes comprehensive treatment of technologies plus chemistry, the environment and health and safety.

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Nexis Provides full-text information taken from local, national and international general news sources and agencies, professional journals and specialist trade, company and industry sources. Includes company information from ICC, Extel, Disclosure, and Directory of Directors.

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Reaxys Gives access to experimental substance and reaction data and bibliographic data house in the Beilstein, Gmelin and Patent Chemistry Databases.

Searching Reactions by Name in Reaxys

Searching Reactions by Structure in Reaxys

Search for Literature in Reaxys

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SciFinder Provides access to references, substances and reactions in chemistry and related sciences.

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Scopus Covers biology, physics, chemistry, geosciences, agriculture, medicine, technology, business, social work, and the social sciences. Watch the walkthrough

Technology Collection

Indexes world literature on technology and applied science, including materials science, aerospace engineering, civil engineering, condensed matter physics and electronic engineering. Watch the walkthrough
Web of Science Covers the sciences, social sciences, arts, and humanities. Watch the walkthrough

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