Subject Liaison



Carol Oshel 972-883-2627


Matt Makowka 972-883-6773




Engineering Databases




Database Name Description
Engineering POWERSEARCHSearches the following databases simultaneously: Academic Search Complete, Computer Source, General Science Abstracts, Inspec, Internet and Personal Computing Abstracts, Science and Technology Collection.   How to Search This Database
INSPEC (engineering and physics)Inspec, created by the Institution of Engineering and Technology, is the leading bibliographic database providing abstracts and indexing to the world's scientific and technical literature. Containing over 11 million records, Inspec provides coverage from over 5,000 journals, 3,000 conference proceedings as well as numerous books, dissertations, patents and reports. Inspec allows searching by keyword, author, author's affiliation, Inspec headings, Inspec classification codes and titles, and more. Coverage spans from 1898 to present. How to Search This Database
IEEE XploreIEEE Xplore, produced by the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, is ideal for conducting research in the field of electronics, electrical engineering, telecommunications, wireless communications, and computer engineering. It provides access to IEEE transactions, journals, magazines, conference proceedings, as well as current IEEE standards. Complete full text is provided back to 1988, with select content reaching back to 1952.  How to Search This Database
ASME Digital CollectionASME Digital Collection is the official online portal for the American Society of Mechanical Engineers' publications. Researchers can access the full text of all ASME transactions journals (24 titles) from 1990 to present along with the full text of conference proceedings (100 volumes annually) back to 2002 and selected e-books back to 1998. Ideal for research in mechanical engineering, biomechanical engineering, robotics, medical devices, vibration and acoustics, and related engineering fields. For older ASME journals and conference proceedings, check the catalog for availability.
SCOPUSSCOPUS covers topics in health, life sciences, agricultural and biological sciences, chemistry, physics, mathematics, engineering, earth and environmental sciences, social science, psychology, and economics, business, and management.  How to Search This Database
Optics InfoBase [1917-present] provides indexing and abstracts to access over one dozen journals and 70 conference proceedings in the field of optics. Full text is provided for the journals Applied Optics, Journal of the Optical Society of America Part A (JOSA A), Journal of the Optical Society of America Part B (JOSA B), Optics & Photonics News, and Optics Letters.  How to Search This Database
ACM Digital LibraryACM (Association for Computing Machinery) contains the full text of all articles from ACM as far back as 1954. These include journals, magazines, transactions, proceedings, newsletters, publications by affiliated organizations and special interest groups (SIGs). Efficient and convenient searching for computer science material.  How to Search This Database
Science Citation Index Expanded (1899-present)ISI’s Science Citation Index Expanded provides access to approximately 8,300 journals in the natural, life, physical, mathematical, and engineering sciences going back as far as 1899. Each article contains full indexing with abstracts as well as complete bibliographies, allowing for cited reference searching. Full-Text links are provided for articles which are part of the library’s collection.
SYNTHESIS is an innovative information service for the research, development and educational communities in engineering and computer science. The basic component of the library is a 50- to 100-page electronic book that synthesizes an important research or development topic, authored by a prominent contributor to the field. We call these Lectures and believe that they offer unique value to the reader by providing more synthesis, analysis, and depth than typical research journal articles.
ASTM Standards and Engineering Digital LibraryASTM Standards and Engineering Digital Library grants access to thousands of standards in more than 130 industry areas, including aerospace, biomedical, chemical, civil, environmental, geological, health and safety, industrial, materials science, mechanical, nuclear, petroleum, soil science, and solar engineering. The library has a Basic subscription, which includes access only to Active ASTM standards and does not include Redline, Historical and Withdrawn standards. For more information, users may refer to an introductory instructional video or online user's guide



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