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Engineering: Databases


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Why use databases

Databases are the best way of finding peer-reviewed articles, scholarly books, conferences, theses and other information on your topic. Some databases enable you to search across disciplines while others are tailored to help researchers in your specific subject. 

Use our database list to explore databases for your subject or to find databases by material type. 

Key Databases

Engineering Village

Engineering Village is a platform that includes Compendex and Inspec databases. The two databases include Engineering journals, conference materials and technical reports on all aspects of engineering.

Web of Science

Web of Science is a multidisciplinary research platform which enables simultaneous cross-searching of a range of citation indexes and databases. It also offers access to research tools like citation reports and cited reference searching.

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Springer Materials

Springer Materials gives access to the largest curated materials science database in the world, covering 290,000+ materials and 3,000+ physical and chemical properties. It also gives access to invaluable data from the Landolt-Börnstein book series, MSI Eureka and the Polymer Thermodynamics Database (ATHAS) to support research in materials science, physics, chemistry, engineering, and other related fields.

Finding databases


Follow the "Databases" link on the Library front page. from this link you can find databases for Chemistry as well as other subjects as well as databases covering news, patents and statistics. If you are not sure where to find the information that you are looking for, contact your Academic Support Librarian.

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Database Spotlight


Scopus is the largest abstract and citation database containing both peer-reviewed research literature and quality web sources. With over 19,000 titles from more than 5,000 international publishers, Scopus offers researchers a quick, easy and comprehensive resource to support their research needs in the scientific, technical, medical and social sciences fields and, more recently, also in the arts and humanities.