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Mechanical Engineering

Databases

Find articles relevant to your subject by searching databases.

Look at the guides to get the most from each database.

These databases are available for use by Leeds staff and students both on and off-site within the terms of the license agreements. Off-site users will need to login using their Leeds username and password.

You can also see a complete list of databases for Mechanical Engineering

Key databases

British Standards Online

The full text of British Standards, covering: specifications for products, dimensions, and performance; methods; codes of practice; guides and glossaries. Also find BS equivalents to ISO and EN standards. Updated daily.

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. Coverage starts from 1884.

Guide to using Engineering Village

ESDU Data Online

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 with coverage starting from 2006.

MathSciNet

This database allows you to search for journal articles and conference proceedings in mathematics. It is the extended online equivalent of Mathematical Reviews and Current Mathematical Publications. It is updated daily and coverage starts from 1940.

Proquest: Science and Technology

This collection of databases allows you to search for journal articles and conference proceedings in a wide range of science and technology subjects including biological sciences, environmental sciences, geology, water resources and engineering. It includes historical archives and current subscriptions.

Guide to using Proquest: Science and Technology

SAE Digital Library

Full text access to all SAE (Society of Automotive Engineers) published content back to 1906. This includes over 135,000 full text automotive and aerospace technical papers, as well as SAE standards, articles, magazines and ebooks.

Science Direct

Covers a wide variety of subject areas and disciplines: science, medicine and engineering, as well as business, management and social sciences. Offers full text access to the Elsevier Science journal collection of over 1,800 titles. There are over 1 million articles from 1995 to the present.

Guide to using Science Direct