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Use article databases to identify articles on specific topics, as well as to locate full-text electronic articles. Find them on the Databases & e-Reference page linked from the Library homepage. Remote access is available for most journals.
In addition to the specialized journal collections and subject indexes, the Library also has multidisciplinary databases such as Academic Search Complete (an EBSCO database), ScienceDirect, SpringerLink, and Wiley Online Library. See this guide: Finding Scholarly Journal Articles for guidance on searching these databases. You should strongly consider trying these especially if your topic is at all interdisciplinary in nature - as many Engineering topics can be. Once you have decided on your topic, consult a librarian to see which databases are the best suited for your reseach. Here is a guide about finding fulltext articles.
Register first through the link below. We have upgraded our SciFinder access to the new Scifinder-n platform! This includes PatentPak and MethodsNow as well as improved functionality.
SciFinder Scholar - Register for access
SciFinder may now be used through any web browser - users must register with CAS and receive a login name and password. Access through the client software version of SciFinder is no longer available.
Web editions of the American Chemical Society journals only. Includes all journals from year of first issue.
Wiley Online Library
Includes AIChE Journal, Biotechnology Progress, Environmental Progress & Sustainable Energy, and Process Safety Progress.
ASCE Research Library
Full-text journal articles and conference proceedings. Includes backfiles to 1983 for journals and 1996 for proceedings.
USA has access to the IEEE All-Society Periodicals which includes full-text access to IEEE journals, transactions and magazines (1998-current). We do not have access to the proceedings or to IEEE Spectrum or IEEE Potentials. IET titles are indexed but include no links to full-text.
IET Digital Library
Full-text of IET Journals 2007-current and the previous titles, IEE Proceedings, 1994-2006. The University Library also has 1980-2006 issues in print. Does not include Electronics Letters and Micro & Nano Letters.
IEEE Xplore Resources
Links to search guides and video tutorials on using Xplore.
ASME Transactions Journals
American Society of Mechanical Engineers. Fulltext only available for Transactions Journals, 2000-present. 12 of the journals are also indexed in EBSCO's Academic Search Premier.
These databases are more broadly focused, but provide access to many relevant journals not indexed in the primary engineering related databases. They should be included in any comprehensive search.
Academic Search Complete
Multi-disciplinary full-text database, with more than 8,500 full-text periodicals, including more than 7,300 peer-reviewed journals. In addition to full text, this database offers indexing and abstracts for more than 12,500 journals and a total of more than 13,200 publications including monographs, reports, conference proceedings, etc.
Includes more than 257 full-text engineering journals from Elsevier. Access is to journals from 1995 - current.
Scopus includes a Citation Tracker, Journal Analyzer, and Author Identifier. Subject searching and research is also available.
Dissertations & Theses
Abstracts. University of South Alabama dissertations in pdf format available free.