Welcome to the Engineering Subject Guide
Use this guide to help you make the most of the library and information resources and services.
These are the key Engineering collections for Engineering. They contain journal articles, books, conference proceedings and reports.
To explore other databases of relevance to Engineering research, take a look at the Engineering listing in the A-Z Databases list.
Free engineering tools, references and news for structural and stress engineers. Most content available to download
This is a powerful interactive engineering platform that allow you to access:
This video tutorial shows how to get started with AccessEngineering’s DataVis—the interactive data visualization tool that looks at material properties.
This webinar provides an overview of content available on AccessEngineering and highlights product features that support distance learning.
British Standards Online (BSOL) is the online standards database that makes using standards easier and more cost-effective. You can access a comprehensive library of over internationally recognised standards. It’s available 24/7 and revised every single day so you’ll always be up to date on the latest industry best practice.
You can find out more about Standards in general from the Standards LibGuide.
In addition to British Standards, you can also access ASTM, ISO, CEN, CENELEC and IEC on BSOL.
Find out more about standards in this short video.
This short video shows you how to get started.
For more detailed tutorials and webinars, visit the Knovel Support Center.
Watch the videos below to find out how to search.
Web of Science is a large bibliographic database. It's content is multidisciplinary and covers all subject areas, not just engineering, so can be useful for investigating subjects that span engineering and related areas.
Use the Web of Science LibGuide for comprehensive support and training.
Box of Broadcasts (BoB) is an extensive archive of free-to-air TV programmes and radio shows
Your lecturers may have embedded clips in ELE or created playlists for you to watch as part of your course.
Click here to find videos on hoe to use BoB
There is a range of professional literature that can be accessed outside of the library collections. Some publications offer limited open-access content, while others offers full access if you become a student member of the organisation.
Click here to find out how to become a member for free and fully access this publication and others
Click here to become a member. Membership is free to full-time students.
You can browse by subject e.g. Engineering or by type (e.g.maps, news, images etc.) or search to find your required resources.
Explore the full A to Z Database list:
Library Hub Discover - Search the catalogues of over 100 major UK and Irish national, academic and specialist libraries to find books, journals and other materials
WorldCAT - Search the collections of over 10,000 worldwide libraries
The European Library - Access to the collections of the 48 National Libraries of Europe and leading European Research Libraries.
The Library of Congress - Catalogue records of the print and digital resources held in the Library of Congress collections (USA)
LibWeb - Find online library catalogues worldwide
CORE - Search the world's largest collection of open access research papers
Use the Search Techniques LibGuides for lots of hints and tips on successful online searching
As you search you need to keep track of all the material you will be using in your academic work so that you can cite and reference it appropriately.
Always check your module handbook for specific departmental guidance on the style required for your assessed works and dissertations. Check with your personal tutor or dissertation supervisor if you need clarification.
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Find out more about the skills support available to help you develop a range of academic skills including essay writing, referencing, critical reading and getting the most out of lectures.
Sage Research Methods Online (SRMO) is a great resource to use when you are planning and conducting your research.
It is targeted at social science researchers but is useful across all subject areas as it covers key research methodology topics that are applicable across the research spectrum.
Sage have produced a comprehensive LibGuide to help you get the best from the resource.