Major Engineering Databases
1. Academic Search Premier
A scholarly, interdisciplinary database indexing more than 8,000 journals.
2. ASTM Digital Library
A searchable online collection of technical reports, symposia proceedings, manuals, and journal articles published by the American Society for Testing and Materials.
3. ASTM Standards
A searchable online collection of standards from the American Society for Testing and Materials.
It provides critically evaluated materials properties databases for thermal, mechanical, electrical, physical and other properties of various materials, including aerospace alloys.
5. Compendex (1884 - current, updated weekly)
Covers about 5000 engineering journals, conference proceedings and reports all over the world. It is the most important database for engineers.
A searchable online database containing over 3,000 scientific and technical handbooks, reference works and other texts published by Taylor & Francis.
7. Derwent Innovations Index
A searchable online database on the Web of Knowledge platform, providing worldwide patent information, with English language abstracts. Derwent covers over 11 million inventions from 42 patent-issuing authorities and can be searched via text or chemical structures.
8. Energy Citations Database
Contains citations of reports, conference papers, journal articles, books, dissertations, and patents for energy and energy-related scientific and technical information from the Department of Energy (DOE) and its predecessor agencies, the Energy Research & Development Administration (ERDA) and the Atomic Energy Commission (AEC). Please see online help additional search information.
9. ENGINE - Australian Engineering Database
ENGINE is produced by the Institution of Engineers Australia and provides access to Australian engineering information, and in particular to publications of the Institution since 1980. It covers all branches of engineering, including agricultural, aerospace, biomedical, chemical, civil, coastal, computer, electrical, electronic, mechanical, military, structural, transport and water.
10. Engineering Village (1884 - current, updated weekly)
Over 16,000 engineering web sites; access to technical databases and engineering libraries, a full text engineering management journal, handbooks, patents, standards and Compendex.
11. IGA Geothermal Conference Papers Database
A searchable online collection of conference papers on geothermal science produced by the International Geothermal Association.
12. Ingenta ( free public access)
A global research gateway providing a free online search service of published content from reliable research sources. It offers access to nearly 6,000 electronic full-text titles and millions of articles from the world's leading scholarly and professional publications.
13. NTIS(free public access)
The largest, central resource for US government-funded scientific, technical, engineering, and business related information currently available. It provides free searching of 450,000 abstracted publications and a portal to online purchasing.
14. New Zealand Standards Online
A searchable online collection of all Standards New Zealand and AS/SNZ standards, compiled by IHS Australia. The documents are in PDF format and can be printed and downloaded.
15. Patent Databases (free public access)
An annotated bibliography and full-text of patent databases available on the Internet (both free and some fee-based) from international organizations such as WIOP (World Intellectual Property Organization), major industrial countries.
16. Science Direct (mostly 1994- current but some titles from the first issue published)
Covers the full text of more than 1800 mostly Elsevier Science journals in the engineering, physical, technical, medical, life and social sciences. Science Direct also includes abstracts of journal articles from the other publishers.
It indexes Elsevier publications (including conference proceedings) and covers over 15,000 peer-reviewed journals from 4,000 publishers. . Has many full text links to Science Direct-hosted articles, and uses the Scirus search engine for each standard search (results presented separately). Subjects include engineering, chemistry, physics, maths, life-health science, psychology, economics, biological/environmental, and general science. Full cited reference information from 1996.
Gives full-text access to over 1800 journals published by Springer, Birkhauser, Karger, and others: some 2.87 M articles. It also give full-text access to some 10,000 books. Apart from complete coverage from 1997 onwards of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science (approx. 3300 books in 139,000 chapters); most books are only available full-text AFTER 2004.
19. Synthesis (Digital Library of Engineering and Computer Science)
An online collection of searchable compact e-books or 'lectures' published by Morgan & Claypool. Arranged in a hierarchical structure of disciplines and series, each 50-100 page lecture covers an important research or development topic, and is written by a prominent contributor to the field.
20. Web of Knowledge
Web of Knowledge is the web interface for ISI group of products including Web of Science, Journal Citation Reports, ISI proceedings, Current Contents and Web Citation Index. You must have a personalised login to Web of Knowledge if you wish to save searches from either of these databases -- especially if you wish to create an email alert.
21. Web of Science (updated weekly)
Consists of three citation databases: Science Citation Index (1900 - current), Social Sciences Citation Index(1956 - current), and Arts & Humanities Citation Index (1975 - current) which are multidisciplinary databases of bibliographic information indexed so that you can search for specific articles by subject, author, journal, and/or author address. You can also search the databases for articles that cite a known author or work. This mutlidisciplinary database lists 39 million items from some 8700 journals.
22. Wiley InterScience - Journals(1997 - current)
Covers the full text of Wiley journals in Engineering, Chemistry, Computer Science, Earth Science, Life and Medical Sciences, Mathematics and Statistics, Physics, Psychology, Business, Finance & Management, Education and Law.
23. Wiley Interscience - Online Books
Online books in the fields of Chemistry, Engineering, Bioscience, and Medicine, published by Wiley.