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EE 401/404: Electrical & Computer Engineering Design: Finding Articles

Finding Articles

Use article databases to identify articles on specific topics, as well as to locate full-text electronic articles. Find them on the Databases page linked from the Library homepage. Specialized engineering databases can be found on the Engineering & Computer Science Databases page. 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 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.

Electrical & Computer Engineering Databases

These are specialized databases for electrical and computer engineering.

Multidisciplinary Databases

These databases are more broadly focused, but provide access to many relevant journals not indexed in the primary engineering or computer related databases. They should be included in any comprehensive search.

Google Scholar Preferences Set Up

To manually set Google Scholar Preferences:

1. Go to
2. Choose Scholar Preferences located to the right of the Search box
3. In the Library Links box, type University of South Alabama
4. You should get three choices: University of South Alabama (USA eText); Open WorldCat (Library Search); and University of South Alabama (Full Text@IngentaConnect)
5. Check the boxes in front of each one
6. Click Save Preferences