Engineering Databases & Descriptions


ABI Inform Global indexes over 10,000 worldwide business periodicals for information on advertising, marketing, economics, human resources, finances, taxation and computers. There is also factual information on over 60,000 companies.

Applied Science and Technology Full Text (H.W. Wilson):

Covers trade and industrial publications, journals issued by professional and technical societies, and specialized subject periodicals in sciences, engineering and technology from 1983 to the present.  

Directory of Open Access Journals

This service covers free, full text, quality controlled scientific and scholarly journals. As of August5, 2010, there are 5,255 journals in the directory, 2,188 journals are searchable at article level, and 430,565 articles are included in the DOAJ service.


Covers every doctoral dissertation completed in the U.S. at accredited institutions from 1861 to the present. Includes some master's theses and World Languages and Cultures dissertations. Updated monthly.  

IEEE Electronic Library (IEL)

Provides full text access to IEEE transactions, journals, magazines, and conference proceedings published since 1988, plus select content back to 1950 and all current IEEE standards.

Informaworld (Taylor & Francis Online

InformaWorld hosts journals, eBooks, abstract databases and reference works published by the Taylor & Francis group, Routledge, Psychology Press and Informa Healthcare.


Ingenta is a document delivery service and comprehensive index to over 23,000 scholarly scientific and technical journals. Several options allow you to set up an alerting service or deposit account for ordering articles sent to your desktop. The copyright and service fee is quite pricey, but the database is handy for verifying citations.

Institute of Physics Journals (Full Text)

Provides access to 35 journals detailing all aspects of physics. Articles are available in abstract form with some articles being available in full text format. Covers the time period of 1980 to the present.

NLM Gateway (Free to everyone)

NLM Gateway is intended for the user who is new to the National Library of ’s online resources. It searches simultaneously: MEDLINE/PubMed, OLDMEDLINE, LOCATORplus, AIDS Meetings, Health Services Research Meetings, HSRProj, MEDLINEplus (the NLM’s database for medical consumers), and DIRLINE. In addition, it contains information that was formerly available in: AIDSLINE, BIOETHICSLINE, HealthSTAR, HISTLINE, POPLINE, SPACELINE, and TOXLINE.


Indexes every published congress, symposium, conference exposition, workshop and meeting received by the British Library Document Supply Centre. Indexing begins in 1993.


Proceedings indexes the published literature of the most significant conferences, symposia, seminars, colloquia workshops and conventions in a wide range of disciplines.

ProQuest Science Journals

ProQuest Science Journals provides research support for both the applied and general sciences. Coverage begins in 1986.  The 740  journals cover topics relating to all major fields of study, including: Physics, Engineering, Astronomy, Biology, Earth Science, Chemistry, and many more.

Science Direct

Includes the full text of 175 Academic Press journals. Its aim is to improve access to scientific journals starting with the complete 1996 issues. Over 2000 articles are added monthly. Subject areas covered in this database are applied sciences, social sciences, dentistry,  nursing, economics, business law and finance.


SpringerLink is an integrated full-text database for journals and books published by Springer. SpringerLink currently offers full-text access to 73 philosophy journals and nearly 1000 philosophy books. To restrict your search to resources to which the Library has access, remove the check mark from the box that says “Include Preview-Only Content.”

Wiley Online Library

Indexes 1,000 journals, major reference works, online books, laboratory manuals and management resources. Fulltext of articles is available only for those journals to which the library subscribes. Indexing is interdisciplinary. Users may search all disciplines or select: business, life sciences, chemistry, mathematics and statistics, computer science, earth and environmental science, physics, astronomy, education, polymers and material science, engineering, psychology, law, and social sciences.
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