Aerospace, Mechanical & Maritime Engineering: key databases
This page has the key databases for Aerospace, Mechanical and Maritime Engineering in three sections:
- Key full text collections - good a quick and easy search for a few articles and you will find full text documents (mostly).
- key databases - search a wide range of journal articles, conference papers, and sometimes books and theses. They are especially useful for projects and dissertations. We will have access to the full text of some, but not all of the articles.
- key datasets - including patents, standards and technical data. We often have access to the full text of these.
Key full text collections Title Description Other Details IEEE Xplore IEEEXplore contains all IET and IEEE journals and conferences since 1988 and all current IEEE standards. No password. Off-campus access with Institutional login Scirus Scirus contains all Elsevier journals and various (mostly free) content. Access to full text (where possible) will need VPN NASA Technical Reports Server Search across the many abstracts and technical report servers that NASA makes available. The Scientific & Technical Information page may also be useful. Freely available Gale newspaper database Full text access to the Times, Independent/Independent Sunday, Guardian/Observer and Financial Times from 1985 onwards. Off-campus access with Institutional login Key databases Title Description Other Details Compendex & Geobase Compendex is a large and interdisciplinary engineering information database. Geobase covers climatology, energy, environment, and hydrology. Online tutorials available. No password. Off-campus access * with Institutional login Web of Knowledge The Web of Science (ISI Citation Indexes) is a wide-ranging database. Online tutorials are available.
INSPEC is produced by the IET, and is the key database for physics (including acoustics), electronics and electrical engineering, computers and control, and information technology.
Medline: is the key medical database, especially useful for Bioengineering
No password. Off-campus access with Institutional login Copac Search the catalogues of the major UK university research libraries (also the British Library). Freely available Index to Theses Covers theses from the UK and Ireland. VPN needed off-campus OAIster Search hundred of eprint/preprint servers (including ePrints Soton and other University servers). These often include articles not yet peer-reviewed/published and articles made freely available by the author. Freely available Transport A database of transportation research. Institutional login Web Gateways Small search engine with quality control for Engineering, Maths & Computing for UK Higher Education. Find more on the websites section of the subject page. Freely available Zetoc British Library Current Awareness Service - can have tables of contents from key journals and articles matching author/title keywords emailed to yourself. Institutional login for off campus use and alerts
* Note Engineering Village when used off campus will have the default databases set to Compendex & Geobase.
Key Datasets Title Description Other Details British Standards Online Access full text of current British Standards (and some International/European equivalents e.g. ISO and IEC). Also see the standards page for more details, and other similar resources. Online tutorials available. See Terms & Conditions for printing and copying. VPN needed off-campus Engineering Sciences Data Unit A Key engineering dataset, containing engineering methods and data. VPN needed off-campus EspaceNet Access full text of UK & European patents. See the patents page for more details, and other similar resources. Freely available MatWeb Dataset allowing searching for specific materials matching required properties or finding properties for a specific polymer, alloy, etc. Freely available