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Key databases for Electronic and Electrical Engineering

If you need to find journal articles about a subject that you are researching or studying, it is important to search journal databases. Type your topic into the search screen of the database to obtain a list of relevant journal articles, and remember to look at help screens or Library guides to make the most of what is on offer.

Below is a list of journal databases which are most often used in Electronic and Electrical Engineering. You can also see a complete list of databases for Electronic and Electrical Engineering available from the Library.

AES Electronic Library

This is a full-text database from the AES (Audio Engineering Society - US) and has all the AES papers from the journal, conventions and conferences in PDF form. The AES is the only professional society devoted exclusively to audio technology.

Engineering Village

Subjects covered include engineering geology, environmental science, nanotechnology, geophysics, petroleum engineering and physics. This is the biggest and broadest engineering and computing database in the world. Search for journal articles, technical reports and conference proceedings. Includes the research databases Compendex and Inspec and the book collection Referex. It is better to de-select Referex if you are looking specifically for articles, as it improves the search.

Guide to using Engineering Village

ESDU

Search for validated engineering design data, methods and software, source code, equations and examples. The ESDU design guides are organised into 23 series, each covering a specific subject area in six engineering industries: Aerospace, Aerostructure, Construction, Marine, Power generation, and Rail transport. The database is updated four times a year.

IEEE Xplore

Covers electrical engineering, computer science and electronics. A full-text database from the IET (Institution of Engineering and Technology - UK, formerly IEE) and the IEEE (Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers - US). Contains PDFs of all their journals, standards and conference proceedings in PDF.

Guide to using IEEE Xplore

InCite (SPIE optical engineering database)

This is the free search facility on the SPIE (The International Society for Optical Engineering - US) website, which allows you to search for SPIE papers, books and proceedings. We do not have a full-text subscription, so you'll need to search the Library Catalogue for any books or papers you want, to see if we have them in print. If we don't have them, you can request them through Document Supply.

Scopus

Scopus is a large abstract and citation database of peer-reviewed literature from more than 18,500 journals and quality web sources, with smart tools to track, analyze and visualize research.

Guide to using Scopus

Web of Science

Search for journal articles using three databases; Science Citation Index, Social Science Citation Index and Arts and Humanities Citation Index. A current awareness service provides citation alerts for newly added journal articles. Each database is updated weekly.

Guide to using Web of Science