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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.

    Key Engineering Resources
    science_direct, science direct logo  ScienceDirect Some 468 journal titles in engineering and many others in related subjects. 
    scitech_premium, proquest sci tech premium logo  SciTech Premium Collection Includes scholarly journals, trade and industry journals, magazines, technical reports, conference proceedings, government publications, and more.  
    wiley, wiley logo  Wiley Some 350 key engineering journal titles plus other journals in related subjects.   
    web_of_science, web of science logo  Web of Science Discover references from journals and other scholarly literature from this renowned database of bibliographic citations gathered from many different publishers.  Links are provided to where the full text of sources can be found eg in Onesearch, Google Scholar or Open Access.   If the full text is not readily available you can request via our Inter library loan service 
    Other Useful Eresources
    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.
    abi_inform, pro quest abi inform logo ABI Informs Journal articles and other sources covering business aspects of engineering and advanced manufacturing such as operations management, strategic management, leadership, corporate social responsibility and more
    business_source_complete, business source complete icon Business Source Complete Journal articles and other sources covering business aspects of engineering and advanced manufacturing such as operations management, strategic management, leadership, corporate social responsibility and more
    environment_sustainability, routledge environment sustainability logo Environment and Sustainability Range of handbooks on the topics of environment & sustainability and includes aspects of engineering.
    environment_complete, environment complete logo Environment Complete Contains journal articles about environmental aspects of engineering
    gartner, gartner logo Gartner Aspects of IT in engineering.
  • Web links for your subject

    Web LinkDescription
    dl_websites, orange cartoon of globe with computer mouse hovering over it  Engineering Council Regulatory body for engineering in the UK. Also sets out standards of professional competence and ethics. 


    Worldwide patent searching from the European Patent Office.

    Institute of Engineering and Technology (IET)

    Aim is to "inspire, inform and influence the gloabl engineering community to engineer a better world". 

    Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers – IEEE

    Standards, publications, conferences and communities.

    Institute of Mechanical Engineering (IMechE)

    Mission is to "improve the world through engineering". A membership organisation designed to support members through their professional development.

    World Federation of Engineering Organizations (WFEO)

    An international organisation for engineering professions. 
  • 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 
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