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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.

Key databases

AfricArXiv

AfricArXiv is a community-led multidisciplinary digital archive for African research. It is working towards building an African-owned open scholarly repository and a knowledge commons of African scholarly works to catalyse the African Renaissance.

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.

Guide to using British Standards Online

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.

HINARI

A database of biomedical and health literature indexing over 14,000 journals and covering 30 different languages. Hinari Access to Research for Health Programme provides free or very low cost online access to the major journals in biomedical and related social sciences to local, not-for-profit institutions in developing countries.

J-Stage

J-STAGE is an electronic journal platform for STEM information in Japan, developed and managed by the Japan Science and Technology Agency (JST). J-STAGE supports Japanese societies and research organisations, and has published more than 3,000 journals, conference proceedings and other academic publications.

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.

Guide to using MathSciNet

OSF Preprints

OSF preprints indexes millions of preprints from preprint providers from around the world, including AfricaArXiv, and IndiaRxiv. It is maintained and developed by the not-for-profit Center for Open Science (COS). A preprint is a version of a research article prior to it going through the peer review process.

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.

Guide to using SAE Digital Library

SciELO

SciElo is a database that provides access to scientific research from Latin America and the Caribbean. Its aim is to promote and increase the visibility of research from Latin America.

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, analyse and visualize research. Coverage starts from 1823.

Guide to using Scopus

The Lens

The Lens aggregates and provides access to over 225 million scholarly works, patent records and patent sequences from across the world. Its goal is to enable more people to make better decisions, informed by evidence.

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