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ACM Digital Library (Association for Computing Machinery)
Computer & Information Science

Aerospace Database (ProQuest)
Astronautics & Space Systems

AIAA Aerospace Research Central (ARC) (American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics)
Aviation and aerospace

ASM Alloy Phase Diagrams Center (American Society for Metals)
Binary and ternary phase diagrams and associated phase data.

ASME Digital Library (American Society of Mechanical Engineers)

Aerospace, computers, defense industry, energy, engineering, nanotechnology, acoustics, nuclear engineering, ocean engineering, transportation.

Audio Engineering Society Journal ( )
Audio engineering and technology (1953-1997)

Civil Engineering Database (American Society of Civil Engineers)
The CEDB Provides Access to over 90,000 Bibliographic and Abstracted Records for all ASCE publications since 1973.

Compendex (Engineering Village)
Engineering, computers, electronics and communications, applied physics, aerospace.


Computer science, engineering, information security, computer-based information systems, telecommunications.

Credo Reference (Credo Reference)
Credo Reference is a source that reference librarians and others use that compiles essential, factual information from specialized encyclopedias, dictionaries and other reference sources.  Credo Reference is written for the interested researcher, not the specialist. It's a great place to start your research.

Department of Energy Information Bridge (Department of Energy Information Bridge)
The Information Bridge provides an open source to full-text and bibliographic records of Department of Energy (DOE) research and development reports in physics, chemistry, materials, biology, environmental sciences, energy technologies, engineering, computer and information science, renewable energy, and other topics.

Department of Energy NETL (National Energy Technology Laboratory)
Fossil energy technology

Department of Energy OpenNet (Department of Energy OpenNet)
Recently declassified Dept. of Energy documents.  Physics, nuclear reactors and weapons, naval nuclear propulsion, national security, and more.

DoE's LLNL Documents On-Line (DoE's LLNL Documents On-Line)
Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory provides access to over 26,000 full-text documents from 1994 forward

DTIC Online (Defense Technical Information Center)
All areas of defense research (science, technology, engineering, social science, business & budget), DoD directives & instructions

Earth & Planetary Sciences (Elsevier)
A virtual exhibition of Elsevier's core publications and services in the earth and planetary sciences. It also provides access to 12 specialist subject sites: Atmospheric Science, Earth Sciences Interdisciplinary, Geobiology, Geochemistry, Geophysics and Planetary Sciences, Hydrology, Mineral Processing, Ocean Sciences, Palaeontology, Petroleum Science, Physical Geography, and Quaternary Science.

ebrary (electronic books)


Energy Citations Database (Department of Energy)
From the Department of Energy, this database contains bibliographic records for energy and energy-related scientific and technical information from DOE and its predecessor agencies. Coverage is from 1948 to the present and includes citations to report literature, conference papers, journal articles, books, dissertations, and patents.

EnergyFiles (Department of Energy)
Links to over 500 databases and Web sites containing information and resources pertaining to science and technology of interest to the Department of Energy, with an emphasis on the physical sciences. Produced by the Office of Scientific and Technical Information.

EnergyPortal Search (OSTI)
This provides a distributed search capability of energy-related collections. Those collections include: various DOE databases, DTIC's Technical Reports Database, IBM Patents database, NASA CASI Technical Reports, PubSCIENCE as well as a number of subject specific databases.

Engineering Village 2 (Engineering Village 2)
Combines Compendex, CRC ENGnetBASE (Engineering Handbooks Online), and records from the United States Patent and Trademark Office.

ENGnetBASE: Engineering Handbooks Online (CRCnetBASE)
Engineering, aerospace, computer science, materials science, manufacturing.

IEEE/IET Electronic Library (IEEE Xplore)
Engineering, aerospace, communications & networking, electronics, energy, photonics & optics, technical standards.

Jane's (Jane's)

Military systems & equipment, geopolitical & terrorism intelligence, defense news & analysis, country security & threat assessments, and order of battle information for military worldwide. 

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Knovel (Knovel)

Engineering; aerospace & radar; adhesives, coatings & sealants; industrial engineering & operations management; oil & gas engineering; metals; energy; transportation.

Knovel (via Navy Knowledge Online) (Knovel (via Navy Knowledge Online))
Click on Reference / Quick Links / Knovel Engineering Resources.  Knovel offers interactive access to the full-text content of over 500 engineering and scientific handbooks and databases, and the ability to manipulate and search across this entire collection. Knovel currently has 16 subject areas: Adhesives, Coatings, Sealants & Inks; Aerospace & Radar Technology; Biochemistry, Biology & Biotechnology; Ceramics & Ceramic Engineering; Chemistry & Chemical Engineering; Construction Materials & Engineering; Electrical & Power Engineering; Environment & Environmental Engineering; Food Science; General Engineering References; Mechanics & Mechanical Engineering; Metals & Metallurgy; Pharmaceuticals, Cosmetics & Toiletries; Plastics & Rubbers; Safety, Health & Hygiene; Semiconductors & Electronics

MatWeb (MatWeb)
Materials information database with data on over 65,000 materials including metals, plastics, ceramics, and composites.

NTIS (National Technical Information Service)
NTIS is the federal government's central source for the sale of scientific, technical, engineering, and related business information by or for the U.S. government and complementary materials from international sources. Approximately 2.5 million products are available in a variety of formats including online, electronic, multimedia, CD-ROM , paper, and microfiche.

Optics InfoBase (Optical Society of America)
Journals of the Optical Society of America, including: Applied Optics, Applied Spectroscopy, Chinese Optics Letters, Journal of Display Technology, Journal of Optical Technology, Journal of the Optical Society of America B Online, Optics Letters, and more.

ProQuest (ProQuest)
Multidisciplinary. Select the databases you want to search and then click on Use selected databases.

ProQuest Computing (ProQuest)
Top computing journals in full-text for research on subjects such as database design, software development, web commerce, LANs, WANs, Intranets, the Internet.

ProQuest Telecommunications (ProQuest)

Science Citation Index (Web of Science)

Shock and Vibration Digest (Ebsco)
Shock & Vibration Digest includes bibliographic records covering essential areas related to shock and vibration, including noise, vibration technologies, and other areas of key relevance to the discipline. The index contains more than 92,000 records, which are selected from the most important sources within the discipline.

SPIE Digital Library (SPIE)
The SPIE Digital Library contains the full text of technical papers from SPIE journals and conference proceedings from 1990 to the present.

SPIE Web (International Society of Optical Engineering)
View Tables of Contents for over 4,000 volumes and 150,000 journal and proceedings abstracts in SPIE's InCite® publications database, as well as information on new books from SPIE PRESS and links to SPIE's magazines.

SpringerLink (Springer)


Superconductivity Papers Database (Superconductivity Papers Database)
A free searchable index of journal articles on superconductivity.

Synthesis Digital Library of Engineering and Computer Science (Morgan & Claypool)
Engineering, computer science.

TelecommunicationsnetBASE (CRCnetBASE)

TORPEDO Ultra (U.S. Naval Research Laboratory)
Access to the full text of selected journals published by Academic Press, Elsevier Science, Institute of Physics and Naval Research Laboratory Formal and Memorandum Reports, NRL authored journal articles and conference papers, and NRL Press Releases.

United States Patent and Trademark Office Patent Databases (United States Government)
Every United States patent ever issued

United States Patent and Trademark Office Search (United States Government)
U.S. Patent and Trademark Office locates documents only, not patents.

Web of Science (Web of Knowledge)

Science and social science articles. Includes Science Citation Index, Social Science Citation Index, Journal Citation Reports, and more

Wiley Online Library (Wiley)


WorldCat (OCLC)
Simultaneously search the catalogs of libraries worldwide. Sign up for an account so you can borrow items from other libraries.

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