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Online Reference Resources

  • ENGnetBASE  
    Part of CRCnetBase online. Hundreds of full text engineering handbooks and encyclopedias. Browse content by subject, use advanced search, or view subject collections.
  • eFunda
    An online, quick reference guide for engineers.
  • ASM Handbooks  
    Online materials handbooks - 23 volumes

Top Engineering & Science Databases

Note: For specific engineering disciplines,  see the subject & research guides, or the departmental guide links.

  • Engineering Village
    Extensive database of scholarly, trade and government publications in electronics, computer science, physics, electrical, and mechanical engineering. Includes Axiom, Compendex, INSPEC, Engineering Index, and CRC Press Handbooks.
  • IEEE Xplore
    IEEE Xplore provides Web access to some of the world's most highly cited publications in electrical engineering, computer science and electronics.
  • arXiv
    Collection of pre-print articles in physics, mathematics, statistics and computer science.
  • Web of Science | ISI Web of Knowledge
    Comprehensive multidisciplinary database across all scientific and mathematical fields. Includes unique citation analysis feature.
  • Scopus
    Scopus is the largest abstract and citation database, including peer-reviewed titles from international publishers, Open Access journals, conference proceedings, trade publications, and quality web sources.
  • Annual Reviews
    Collections of critical reviews written by leading scholars in chemistry, engineering, physics, materials, etc.
  • PubMed
    A large database of citations to medical and biomedical literature.
  • SciFinder
    This is the main database in chemistry. Don't forget to create an account first.
  • SpringerLink
    Provides online, full-text access to Springer's journal titles as well as journals from other publishers. Subjects include: life sciences, chemical sciences, environmental sciences, geosciences, computer science, mathematics, medicine, physics & astronomy, engineering and economics.
  • ScienceDirect
    Web database for scientific research that contains abstracts, tables of contents, and full text of articles in the sciences, technology, medicine and social sciences
  • Google Scholar
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