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Subject: Engineering (General) databases

Engineering (General) research guide

Engineering (General) titles

  • Abstracts in New Technology & Engineering   

    Abstracting and indexing database covering topics including information technology and computing, electronics, biotechnology, medical technology, as well as engineering (including construction, electrical and chemical engineering) and allied subject areas. Provides the option to expand searches to include all of ProQuest's Engineering Index database. On the ProQuest platform.

  • Academic Search Premier   

    Multidisciplinary indexing/full-text database that covers scholarly journal articles back to 1975. On the EBSCOhost platform.

  • Book Citation Index   

    Index to scholarly books with citation information in the sciences, social sciences, and humanities. Part of the Web of Science Core Collection on the Web of Knowledge platform.

  • Compendex   

    Major engineering indexing database that covers journals, trade magazines, conference papers and technical reports back to 1970, and, with EI Backfile, back to 1884. On the Engineering Village platform.

  • Conference Proceedings Citation Index   

    Index to conference proceedings in the sciences and social sciences. Part of the Web of Science Core Collection on the Web of Knowledge platform.

  • Current Contents Connect   

    Database providing complete tables of contents, abstracts, and bibliographic information from the most recently published issues of leading scholarly journals. On the Web of Knowledge platform.

  • Data Citation Index   

    Index of data studies and data sets in international repositories, covering social sciences, physical sciences, life sciences, and arts & humanities, with citation information. On the Web of Knowledge platform.

  • Engineered Materials Abstracts   

    This database is a comprehensive index to world literature on engineered materials such as polymers, plastics, rubber, ceramics and composites. The database addresses manufacturing practices, properties and applications of these materials.

  • Engineering Case Studies Online   

    Database of video and text material focusing on engineering failures and successes. Includes documentaries, accident reports, experiments, visualizations, case studies, lectures, and interviews from leading engineering institutions around the world. On the Alexander Street Press platform.

  • Engineering Village   

    Engineering database platform that includes Compendex, Inspec and GEOBASE (all listed separately), which can be searched individually or together.

  • Environmental Impact Statements   

    Environmental full-text database that covers environmental impact statements back to 1985 with full-text back to 2003. On the ProQuest platform.

  • Essential Science Indicators   

    Science research analysis database showing publication performance statistics and trends data based on journal article publication counts and citation data from Thomson Reuters databases. On the InCites platform.

  • General Science (Gale OneFile)   

    The General Science Collection includes more than 350 full-text, non-embargoed journals and more than 1.6 million articles. Key subjects covered include the biological sciences, computing, engineering, and technology.

  • GEOBASE   

    Earth science indexing database that covers journals, magazines, books and conference papers back to 1973. On the Engineering Village platform.

  • GreenFILE    UW login not required

    Environmental indexing/full-text database that selectively covers journals, magazines and government documents. On the EBSCOhost platform.

  • Home Improvement (Gale OneFile)   

    The Home Improvement Collection provides access to more than 200 home improvement-focused titles. For hobbyists and professional carpenters, subject areas covered and include: architectural techniques, building design, decorating, holiday and party planning, home maintenance, interior and exterior painting, roofing, room updates, small project management tips, tool and material selection, and zoning requirements.

  • IOP Science   

    Physics eJournal platform that provides the Institute of Physics (U.K.) journal articles back to 1899. On the IOP platform.

  • JoVE (Journal of Visualized Experiments)   

    Video journal offering demonstrations of experiments in biology, neuroscience, immunology and infection, medicine, bioengineering, engineering, chemistry, environment, and developmental biology.

  • Knovel   

    Engineering indexing/full-text database that covers the publisher's books and reference sources and allows searching for numeric or tabular data. On the Knovel platform. An app for iOS and Android tablets, “My Knovel ToGo”, is available to permit offline reading.

  • Materials Business File   

    This database is a comprehensive index to world literature on the business and industry aspect of materials science, engineering, aerospace and advanced technologies. News, product and process developments, plant development and construction, international trade data, government regulations and management issues are all covered.

  • Materials Project    UW login not required

    Database of computed information on known and predicted materials. Requires free login.

  • Materials Science & Engineering Collection   

    Materials Science and Engineering indexing database that covers journals, conference proceedings, technical reports, books and patents back to 1965. On the ProQuest platform.

  • MatWeb    UW login not required

    Searchable database of material properties, including data sheets of thermoplastic and thermoset polymers such as ABS, nylon, polycarbonate, polyester, polyethylene and polypropylene; metals such as aluminum, cobalt, copper, lead, magnesium, nickel, steel, superalloys, titanium and zinc alloys; ceramics; plus semiconductors, fibers, and other engineering materials.

  • Oxford Reference   

    Multidisciplinary reference database that combines sources in archaeology, art, bilingual dictionaries, classical studies, English, history, law, linguistics, literature, media studies, medicine, music, performing arts, philosophy, quotations, religion, science and technology and social sciences. On the Oxford platform. Simultaneous user limit of 5.

  • Petroleum Abstracts   

    A comprehensive source of information on the oil and gas exploration and production industry.

  • Risk Abstracts   

    Risk Abstracts encompasses risk arising from industrial, technological, environmental, and other sources, with an emphasis on assessment and management of risk.

  • Safari Books Online  

    Collection of ebooks on technology- and business-related topics. On the O'Reilly platform.

  • Science (Gale in Context)   

    Science In Context integrates authoritative, curriculum-aligned reference content with headlines and videos, showing how scientific disciplines relate to real-world issues, from weather patterns to obesity. Millions of full-text articles are drawn from hundreds of national and global newspapers, magazines, and journals. More than 200 experiments and projects from U*X*L Experiment Central provide practical experience. Content is aligned to national and state science standards, including Common Core State Standards, Next Generation Science Standards, and Project 2061. Subject areas covered include biographies; biology; chemistry; earth and environmental science; general science; health and medicine; math, engineering and technology; and physics and astronomy.

  • Science Database   

    ProQuest Science Journals features over 1,145 titles—with more than 965 available in full text. In full-text format, researchers have access to all the charts, diagrams, graphs, tables, photos, and other graphical elements so vital to scientific and technical literature. Subject coverage includes: general science, materials science, aerospace, engineering, computers, physics, telecommunications, transportation, military, astronomy, biology, earth science, chemistry, and more.

  • SciFinder Scholar   

    Major chemistry indexing database covering journals, patents, dissertations, books, and websites. Also covers specialized substance and reactions sources. Access requires creation of a personal account.

  • SciFinder-n (new interface)   

    New interface to this major chemistry database covering journals, patents, dissertations, books, and websites, as well as specialized substance and reactions sources. Also includes the MethodsNow database of full synthetic protocols, the PatentPak interactive patent mapping tool, and the Retrosynthesis Computer-Aided Synthetic Design (CASD) module for automated retrosynthesis planning. Access requires creation of a personal account; logins previously created for SciFinder Scholar remain valid for SciFinder-n.

  • SciTech Collection   

    Areas covered include materials science, aerospace engineering, civil engineering, biology, aquatic sciences, environmental science, computer science and earth sciences in addition to many more. It fully incorporates ProQuest Natural Science Collection and ProQuest Technology Collection.

  • Scitech Connect (OSTI - includes Energy Citations Database)    UW login not required

    Repository of technical reports, bibliographic citations, journal articles, conference papers, books, multimedia, and data funded by the U.S. Department of Energy from the 1940s to today. Consolidates the contents of OSTI's Information Bridge and Energy Citations Database.

  • SPIE Digital Library   

    Optics indexing/full-text database that provides SPIE eJournals, conference proceedings and eBooks back to 1990. On the SPIE platform.

  • SpringerLink   

    Multidisciplinary colleciton of library-licensed journals and ebooks published by Springer Nature. On the SpringerLink platform.

  • The Lens    UW login not required

    Database of global patent documents.

  • TRID [Transportation Research Information Database]    UW login not required

    Transportation research database which combines TRIS (Transportation Research Information Services Database) and ITRD (International Transport Research Documentation Database). On the TRB platform.

  • Web of Science (core collection)   

    Multidisciplinary indexing database that combines journal citation index databases in arts & humanities, social sciences and sciences, as well as conference proceedings and book citation indexes. The Current Chemical Reactions and Index Chemicus databases are also included in the Core Collection. All component databases can be searched separately as well.

  • Wiley Online Library   

    Multidisciplinary collection of library-licensed journals and ebooks published by Wiley and associated publishers.

  • Wyoming Inventors Database    UW login not required

    Technology indexing database that covers United States patents issued to Wyoming inventors back to 1867. On a Wyoming State Library platform.


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