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Welcome to your library subject page. This has been compiled by your subject librarian and is here to help you find information for your studies and research. It is not an exhaustive list of everything available, but will point you in the right direction.

  • Getting the best from your searching

    OneSearch is a good place to start your research. However as you progress through your course you will need to develop your searching skills to incorporate other sources.

    Watch the tutorial below for an introduction to searching or access our Finding Information page for more advice.

    How to search

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    Click on the image above or use this link to view the tutorial: How to search tutorial

    You can also sign up to our webinar for guidance on how you can develop your search skills.

  • Eresources and Journals

    We have selected some key eresources to help you locate relevant material for your subject.


    Eresources allow you to search across multiple sources at one time eg a range of journal articles. Some eresources are subject specific and provide more tailored results.

    In addition to these key eresources you can also explore our full A-Z of eresources.

    abi_inform, pro quest abi inform logo ABI Informs The database features thousands of full-text journals, dissertations, working papers, key business and economics periodicals such as the Economist, country-and industry-focused reports, and downloadable data.
    academic_video_online, academic video online Academic Video Online Academic Video Online is the most comprehensive video subscription available to libraries. It delivers more than 66,000 titles spanning the widest range of subject areas including Engineering.
    british_standards_online, bsi - british standards online icon British Standards Online A custom collection of 25 BSOL standards
    academic_search_complete, academic search complete logo Academic Search Complete A full text multidisciplinary database of over 5,500 journals in most subject areas including civil engineering, electrical engineering and mechanical engineering.
    business_source_complete, business source complete icon Business Source Complete Full text journal articles in the area of business, marketing, management, MIS (management information systems), POM (production/operations management), accounting, finance and economics.
    digimap, digimap Digimap Complete Collections Digimap is an online map and date service that provides a number of collections, including Ordnance Survey, historical, geological, LiDAR and marine maps and spatial data.
    environment_sustainability, routledge environment sustainability logo Environment and Sustainability Range of handbooks on the topics of environment & sustainability
    environment_complete, environment complete logo Environment Complete A database of over 2100 journal titles, 820 of which are full text covering agriculture, ecosystem ecology, energy, renewable energy sources, natural resources, marine & freshwater science, geography, pollution & waste management, environmental technology, environmental law, public policy, social impacts and urban planning.
    gartner, gartner logo Gartner Provides research and analysis on the global IT industry, includes online research and reports from 1995 to the present.
    science_direct, science direct logo  ScienceDirect Explore the wide selection of full-text Life Sciences journal articles and book chapters featuring original research, insightful analysis, current theory and more 
    scitech_premium, proquest sci tech premium logo  SciTech Premium Collection Full-text titles from around the world, including scholarly journals, trade and industry journals, magazines, technical reports, conference proceedings, government publications, and more.  
    web_of_science, web of science logo  Web of Science Access to the world’s leading scholarly literature in the sciences 
  • Web links for your subject

    Web LinkDescription
    dl_websites, orange cartoon of globe with computer mouse hovering over it  Engineering Council The Engineering Council's guidance describes the role of engineers in relation to sustainability. Professional engineers are increasingly required to play a leadership role in sustainable development, overcoming global challenges, such as depletion of resources, environmental pollution, rapid population growth and damage to ecosystems.


    Worldwide patent searching from the European Patent Office.

    Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers – IEEE

    The Institute of Electrical and Electronis Engineers - standards, publications, conferences and communities.

    Society of Automotive Engineers - SAE International

    SAE International is a U.S.-based professional association and standards developing organisation for engineering professionals in various industries. Principal emphasis is placed on transport industries such as automotive, aerospace, and commercial vehicles. 
  • Getting help

    Help and AdviceLink
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    If you are experiencing any problems accessing eresources, check our troubleshooting guide for advice.

    Accessing Online Resources
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    If you are experiencing problems logging into a resource, try resetting your university password using the MFA Password Reset Tool.

    If the problem persists, please contact the IT Service Desk (

    MFA Password Reset 
    dl_step, cartoon icon of info symbol The Student Enquiry Point is a new, simpler way to contact Student Services. Using the Student Enquiry Point tile on the Student Hub you can submit an enquiry relating to the wide range of services provided by Student Services. Student Hub



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