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Library Resource Guide for: ENGINEERING

Individual Databases for Engineering

Business Literature:

Business Source Complete  full text icon  
Date varies; Business Source Complete is a scholarly business database. It contains indexing and abstracts for the most important scholarly business journals back as far as 1886. In addition to the searchable cited references provided for more than 1,200 journals, Business Source Complete contains detailed author profiles for the 25,000 most-cited authors in the database. Disciplines covered include business, including marketing, management, MIS, POM, accounting, finance and economics. Additional full text, non-journal content includes financial data, books, monographs, major reference works, conference proceedings, case studies, investment research reports, industry reports, market research reports, country reports, company profiles, SWOT analyses and more.

ProQuest Business Collection  full text icon  
Current; a comprehensive business offering, comprising all content from ABI/INFORM Complete, Accounting & Tax, Asian Business & Reference, Banking Information Source, Entrepreneurship, and the International Bibliography of the Social Sciences. Featuring thousands of full text journals, dissertations, conference proceedings, and working papers as well as trade publications, industry reports, and key periodicals such as the Wall Street Journal, Financial Times, and Economist. Strong U.S. and international coverage in business and the social sciences.

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ACM Digital Library  full text icon  
1954-present; the ACM (Association of Computing Machinery) Digital Library is a collection of citations and full text from ACM journal and newsletter articles and conference proceedings. Access is also provided to the ACM guide, which is a collection of bibliographic citations and abstracts of works published by ACM and other publishers. Citations for all ACM published works are included in the guide.

ASTM Sandards & Engineering Digital Library  full text icon  
Current; ASTM Standards & Engineering Digital Library is a vast collection of industry-leading standards and technical engineering information. The Library covers a broad range of engineering disciplines, including aerospace, biomedical, chemical, civil, environmental, geological, health and safety, industrial, materials science, mechanical, nuclear, petroleum, soil science, and solar engineering.

IEEE Xplore  full text icon  
IEEE Xplore is a digital library providing full text access to technical literature in electrical engineering, computer science, and electronics. IEEE Xplore contains full text documents from IEEE journals, transactions, magazines, letters, conference proceedings, standards, and IET (Institution of Engineering and Technology) publications. Content: IEEE journals, transactions, letters, and magazines from 1988 with select content back to 1913, IEEE conference proceedings from 1988 with select content back to 1953, IEEE standards from 1948, IET journals, letters, and magazines from 1988 with select content back to 1965, and IET conference proceedings from 1988. For help getting started see IEEE Video Tutorials.

MRS Online Proceedings Library (OPL)  full text icon  
1980-present; features the full text of over 68,000 peer-reviewed papers presented at MRS (Materials Research Society) meetings with papers added daily. Proceedings papers can be browsed, sorted by meeting or topic, and are fully searchable by author name, paper title, volume number and keyword.

SPIE Digital Library  full text icon
1990-present; the SPIE Digital Library is an extensive resource available on optics and photonics, providing unprecedented access to more than 300,000 technical papers from SPIE Journals and Conference Proceedings. Contents of the SPIE Digital Library Proceedings of SPIE: Starting at Volume 1200 (1990)* Optical Engineering: Starting at Volume 29 (1990) Journal of Electronic Imaging: Starting at Volume 1 (1992) Journal of Biomedical Optics: Starting at Volume 1 (1996) Journal of Micro/Nanolithography, MEMS, and MOEMS: Starting at Volume 1 (2002) Journal of Applied Remote Sensing: Starting at Volume 1 (2007) Journal of Nanophotonics: Starting at Volume 1 (2007) Journal of Photonics for Energy: Starting at Volume 1 (2011) SPIE eBooks: A selection beginning 1989 * Some Proceedings volumes are not available in the SPIE Digital Library as SPIE does not have electronic rights to this material.

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1969-present; Compendex® is the most comprehensive interdisciplinary engineering database in the world. Compendex references over 5,000 international engineering sources including journal, conference, and trade publications.

GreenFILE  full text icon  
Current; GreenFILE indexes scholarly and general interest titles, as well as government documents and reports. This resource offers a unique perspective on the positive and negative ways humans affect the environment. Drawing on the connection between the environment and disciplines such as agriculture, education, law, health and technology, GreenFILE serves as an informative resource for anyone concerned about the issues facing our planet.

1940-present; an index to the international research literature in mathematics, math-related research in computer science, statistics, econometrics, and other disciplines, produced by the American Mathematical Society.
For help using MathSciNet see Video Tutorials Menu.

1940's-present; PubMed is a service of the U.S. National Library of Medicine that includes over 20 million citations from MEDLINE and other life science journals for biomedical articles. PubMed includes links to full text articles and other related resources. [This resource is publicly available.] The Library also has access to MEDLINE via Web of Knowledge and via Ovid Medline.

SciFinder  full text icon  
1907-present; comprehensive database of chemical literature from databases produced by Chemical Abstracts Service and the National Library Of Medicine. It covers the full range of chemistry-related information, including chemical structures, properties, and reactions; biosequences; and life sciences. Each user must REGISTER. USERS MUST HAVE A Brown IP (Ethernet or VPN) AND SUBMIT A BROWN EMAIL ADDRESS WHEN REGISTERING. CREATE A NEW USERNAME AND PASSWORD - DO NOT USE YOUR BROWN LOGIN/PASSWORD.

Use of this resource is limited to current faculty, administrative staff, and registered students and their use is limited to academic research, teaching, and publication purposes only. Any commercial use is strictly prohibited.

Web Of Science  
1900-present; The Web of Science includes the three ISI citation indexes: Arts and Humanities Citation Index, Social Science Citation Index, and Science Citation Index.

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DOE (Department of Energy) Information Bridge  full text icon
1995-present; provides access to full-text DOE research and development reports in physics, chemistry, materials, biology, environmental sciences, energy technologies, engineering, computer and information science, renewable energy, and other topics.

Gartner Core Research Service  full text icon
Gartner Core Research is a service that provides research and advice about information technology for decision makers. It provides clients with the base of knowledge and advice needed to capitalize on IT technologies and markets. Gartner Core Research for higher education institutions is an offering designed to meet the specific needs of students, faculty and staff as well as technology professionals within the institution. Included are Spotlights, which reflect current client issues, consider the issues from several different perspectives and tie together research; Special Reports, which cover underlying research themes that cut across technology or industry specific research, or provide indepth strategic analysis of trends, industry developments, vendors,products and services; Research Notes that focus on companies, products, markets, decision frameworks, tactical guidelines, case studies, and strategic planning assumptions; Perspectives/Research Briefs to provide analysis and commentary on key technologies, companies, products, market opportunities, events, user and distribution trends, and strategic issues in the IT and telecom market segments tracked by Gartner Dataquest and Executive Summaries that contain top-level analysis and recommendations from Gartner Dataquest Cluster research reports.

Dissertations & Theses:

ProQuest Dissertations and Theses Full Text  full text icon  
1637-present; ProQuest Dissertations and Theses Full Text is the world's most comprehensive collection of dissertations and theses. PQDT Full Text includes 2.4 million dissertation and theses citations from around the world from 1861 to the present day together with 1 million full text dissertations that are available for download in PDF format. The database offers full text for most of the dissertations added since 1997 and strong retrospective full text coverage for older graduate works. Each dissertation published since July 1980 includes a 350 word abstract written by the author. Master's theses published since 1988 include 150 word abstracts. Bibliographic citations are available for dissertations dating from 1637. Where available, PQDT Full Text provides 24-page previews of dissertations and theses. ProQuest Dissertations & Theses Full Text also offers researchers unlimited access to digital copies from their own institutions as well as affordable copies from others.


Current Index to Statistics Extended Database  
1974-present; a bibliographic index to publications in statistics and related fields. The database indexes both journals and books.

Specialized Resources:

Cambridge Structural Database  
Current; the Cambridge Structural Database (WebCSD) consists of the bibliographic, chemical, and crystallographic (single crystal and powder diffraction) records for organic molecules and metal-organic compounds whose 3-D structures have been determined using x-diffraction and/or neutron diffraction. Almost all records have the three-dimensional coordinate data for at least non-hydrogen atoms. The crystal structure data comes from the open literature or direct deposits by researchers. Search by substructure, reduced cell, similarity, or text/numeric.

Inorganic Crystal Structure Database (ICSD)  full text icon  
1913-present; Inorganic Crystal Structure Database (ICSD) consists of peer-reviewed data entries including their atomic coordinates. In the database are structures of elements and compounds with 2-5 different elements. Each year about 7000 new structures are added and previous content updated. Legacy crystal structure data for metallic and intermetallic compounds, with known atomic coordinates, from the U.S. National Institute of Standards & Technology have been incorporated since 2008. Structure types are comprehensive and searchable.
This subscription is for one-user at a time and requires first Brown authentication followed by a specific ICSD login for the Brown user.

Knovel Library  full text icon  
Current; Knovel aggregates the content (books and databases) of major science and engineering publishers. The resource is searched like a database for book titles, topics, and, more importantly, specific data within interactive tables and graphs.
For help getting started see Knovel Library Video Tutorials.

Technical Report Archive and Image Library (TRAIL)
A collaborative project to digitize, archive, and provide persistent and unrestricted access to federal technical reports issued prior to 1975.

Thomas Register and Regional, search for industrial products and services; "most comprehensive resource for industrial information, products, services, CAD drawings, and moreů"