Engineering

Title
Compendex

Description from publisher:

Ei Compendex is the broadest and most complete engineering literature database available in the world with over 20 million indexed records from 77 countries across 190 engineering disciplines. Every record is carefully selected and indexed using the Engineering Index Thesaurus.

Indexing is from 1969 - current.  This is an indexing database, not full text. A Check@UPEI link will be available to connect you to our full text journals.

Content sources (as of Sept 2016):

  • 190 engineering disciplines
  • 76 countries
  • 2,129 publishers
  • 3,639 journals
  • 334 Open Access titles2
  • 117 trade magazines
  • 88,317 conference proceedings
  • 84 book series
  • articles in press from 1,260 journals
  • 87,328 dissertations
  • 8.8+ million records >1970
  • 10.9 million journal articles
  • 6.4 million conference papers
  • 25,000 records added weekly
CRCNetBase Engineering Handbooks

The library subscribes to the Engineering portion of CRCNetBase, a large collection of scientific handbooks. 

This site does NOT include the CRC Handbook of Chemistry & Physics, which the library subscribes to through another service.

Contact the engineering librarian, Rosie Le Faive, for any questions about this collection, or to ask about adding any additional titles.

INSPEC

Robertson Library at UPEI provides access to Inspec through EBSCOhost. Although it is possible to search across multiple databases on EBSCOhost, it is suggested that you limit your search to one database at a time to allow for the maximum number of search fields. 

Subject coverage: 
physics, electrical/electronic engineering, computing, control engineering, information technology, production, manufacturing and mechanical engineering.  Inspec also has significant coverage in areas such as materials science, oceanography, nuclear engineering, geophysics, biomedical engineering and biophysics.

Size:  
Inspec contains 15 million bibliographic records from 4600 active journals and more than 2500 conference proceedings per year. Inspec goes back to 1969. Inspec is up-dated weekly and is growing at the rate of over 840,000 records each year. The Inspec Archive contains 873,700 records and covers from 1898-1968.

Search:  
by any of the fields, including title, author, author affiliation, Inspec controlled term, uncontrolled terms, numerical indexing, chemical indexing, astronomical object indexing, etc. 

Limit by:  
publication type, language, source, country of publication, linked full text, treatment type, year or range of years, IPC Section or Inspec Classification  

Sort by: 
relevance, date, author or source

Phrase search:  
to guarantee that the phrase is an exact match, quotation marks should be used, e.g. "dipole moment"

Truncation:
* will retrieve an unlimited number of characters, e.g. manag* will pick up manage, manager, managers, managerial, etc. 

? will substitute a single character, e.g. wom?n will pick up either woman or women

# will retrieve zero or one character, e.g. flavo#r

Refine Search:  
Search results can be refined using facets on the right of the results

Additional Services: 
You can email, print, save to folder, or download results to a bibliographic utility such as EndNote.

EBSCOhost will automatically run your search each week and send any new updates directly to you via email or RSS (click on "share" and then email or RSS).

Additional Information:
For more detailed information and documentation about Inspec please see:http://www.theiet.org/resources/inspec/support/docs/index.cfm

 

The Inspec Database on the EBSCOhost platform: subject search examples

This is the first of two videos showing Inspec search examples on the EBSCOhost platform. This video demonstrates how using Inspec’s subject indexing may be used to refine and retrieve results that closely match the searcher’s requirements. The different search options are reviewed including how to refine your search and use Inspec keywords, classification codes and IPC (International Patent Classification) codes to produce accurate results.

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The Inspec Database on the EBSCOhost platform: author, affiliation and other special searches

This is the second of two videos showing Inspec search examples on the EBSCOhost platform. This video demonstrates how to carry out effective searches for authors, author affiliations, conference and source information, publication types, language, treatment codes and keywords in publication titles.

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This guide provided courtesy of The IET

Contact engineering librarian Rosie Le Faive for more information about this resource.

ASME Digital Collection

Journals and proceedings published by the American Society of Mechanical Engineers.

Contact engineering librarian Rosie LeFaive for more information about this resource.

Description provided by the publisher:

The ASME Digital Collection is ASME’s repository of current and archival literature featuring:

  • ASME's Transaction Journals from 1960 to the present.
  • ASME's Conference Proceedings from 2002 to the present.
  • ASME Press eBooks selected from 1993 to the present.
IEEE IEL Online

IEEE/IET Electronic Library (IEL Online) includes full text access to over 200 IEEE and IET journals, over 1,400 IEEE and IET conference proceedings, and over 2,800 IEEE standards.

AccessEngineering

AccessEngineering is an online reference library, combining thousands of published reference sources along with videos, calculators, and interactive tables and charts. It is an excellent place to start research on a topic or access engineering handbooks. Many of the titles included in AccessEngineering can be found through the library catalogue.

Explore by topic or access: Schaum's Outline books in engineering and mathematics, Perry's Chemical Engineers' Handbook, or Marks' Standard Handbook for Mechanical Engineers.

To use AccessEngineering on your mobile device from outside the UPEI network, follow these instructions

SAGE Premier Collection
Full text of over 600 journals published by SAGE in the fields of Business, Humanities, Social Sciences, Technology, and Medicine.
Science.gov
Gateway to government science information & research results. Searches over 50 scientific databases & 200 million pages of science information.
Springer LINK
Contains over 1,900 full text electronic journals from the areas of science, technology, medicine, engineering, environment, economics, and law.
United States Patent and Trademark Office
Information about all US patents (including utility, design, reissue, plant patents & SIR documents) from the first patent issued in 1790 onwards.
ScienceDirect
Provides full text to peer-reviewed journals from Elsevier Science, including a large number of journals in the life sciences.
Web of Science (Backfile)

Backfile thru December 2009 for Web of Science (WOS) Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI), Social Sciences Citation Index (SSCI) & Arts & Humanities Citation Index (AHCI)

 

Why just the backfile? See the Web of Science Subscription 2010.

OneSearch (EBSCO EDS - Proxied)
OneSearch (EBSCO Discovery Service) searches most of Robertson Library's licensed content in a single search.
Google Scholar
Searches scholarly literature across many disciplines and sources, including peer-reviewed papers, theses, books, abstracts, and articles.
Blackwell Synergy -- See Wiley Online
Wiley Online is a multidisciplinary collection of online resources covering life, health and physical sciences, social science, and the humanities.
Academic Search Complete
A multi-disciplinary database which provides full text for more than 8,500 periodicals, including full text for over 7,300 peer-reviewed journals.
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