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Top Resources

OneSearch - most (not quite all) of the library's databases. Searches journal articles, books, and more (video, news, etc). Not specific to engineering, but includes Inspec, a large Engineering database.

Compendex - search the other Engineering-specific database, Compendex, on the Engineering Village plaform. Most comprehensive engineering index of journal articles. Also includes proceedings, dissertations, and book chapters. It has many Engineering-specific indexes and filters - such as the ability to search by temperature.

IEEE Reference Guide - how to cite in IEEE style.


Access Engineering - An online reference haven. Find handbooks, videos, interactive charts, and calculators, including hundreds of standard industry reference books. Arranged by topic, industry, or curriculum maps. To find books, browse or use the search tool on Access Engineering, or search our library catalogue. [more info]



Available Standards:

Standards collection ('permanent reserve') - Standards that we have purchased are available under Course Reserves > Faculty of Science > Engineering Standards.

IEEE Xplore Digital Library - includes IEEE standards, and IEEE Standards Dictionary Online.

ANSI Incorporated by Reference - ANSI standards that have been incorporated into US Federal regulations are available for free (view only, plugin required) at

Search for standards:

TechStreet (Thomson Reuters) - search standards from many organizations.

IHS Global - search standards from many organizations.

If you need access to a specific standard, please contact the library, and we will attempt to source a copy if price allows.


Engineering Parts and Products

IQS Directory - search for products/services by category or company name. Includes information about manufacturing processes, videos, images, technical articles, and definitions of industry-specific terms. A good place to search for OEMs. 


Web Resources

NIST/SEMATECH e-Handbook of Statistical Methods - to help scientists and engineers incorporate statistical methods in their work as efficiently as possible.