Databases are collections of resources grouped by information type or subject area. For example, the library subscribes to Standards Online, which is a database of current Standards, including a full catalogue of Australian Standards. Other databases include journal articles, maps, ebooks, statistics, news articles and videos. Here are a few key databases that may be useful to get started in engineering. 

  • ACM Digital Library  -   Association for Computing Machinery books, articles and conference proceedings.Not found in Library search. Best for Computing, IT Electrical and Mechanical Engineering. 
  • American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) - ASCE's journals and conference proceedings. Best for Civil Engineering and Construction Management.
  • Emerald Engineering - Includes scholarly articles in management, engineering, materials science, mathematics and more. Best for Construction management and Chemical, Electrical and Mechanical Engineering.
  • IEEE Xplore - IEEE books, publications and standards. Best for Computing, IT and Electrical Engineering.
  • Institute of Civil Engineers (ICE) - ICE books and articles. Best for Civil Engineering
  • Knovel - Handbooks and interactive data tools. Great place to start your research. Best for Civil & Mechanical Engineering and Materials science. 
  • ScienceDirect - Includes scholarly articles in fields such as engineering, mathematics and computing. Best for Materials Science, Computing and IT.
  • SpringerLink - Includes books and journal articles on engineering and technology. Best for Mechanical and Electrical Engineering.
  • Standards Online - Comprehensive database of Australian Standards. Also includes selected standards from other sources, such as ISO. Best for Materials science, Engineering and Construction.
  • Wiley Online - Articles, books and encyclopedias on Includes subject specific encyclopedias on Water, Composites and Polymer Science, ICT and Data mining. Best for IT and Materials Science.

You can also try the library search to find information from many of these databases simultaneously.

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