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Books, journals and standards

As a member you have online access to engineering publications from the key publishers, including McGraw-Hill, Springer and Elsevier:

700 engineering handbooks from McGraw-Hill. Register to download.

ASME Digital Collection
All ASME journal papers published from 2000 and conference papers published since 2008.

ASTM Compass Digital Library
ASTM standards and technical publications. Register to download 

Ebook Central
400 engineering and 70 management ebooks available to download to computers, tablets and mobile devices.

Technical journals and trade press.

IMechE Proceedings
Free access to the back catalogue of journals, excluding content published in the last 12 months.

400 core engineering reference books.

Professional Engineering magazine

SAE Mobilus
All SAE technical papers and current ground vehicle standards.

Over 37,000 ebooks and 3,800 ejournals from Elsevier – some available directly (PDF download) and others on request (Order doc – sends a request to the library team, limit of 20 documents per member per year).

Over 4,000 ebooks and 200 ejournals.

Taylor & Francis
150 ebooks from CRC Press and Taylor & Francis.

Material properties and engineering data

AccessEngineering Calculators
Calculator tools from McGraw-Hill for a range of engineering problems.

Knovel Data Search Find specific properties data for materials and substances with on-the-fly unit conversion.

Market and company information

EBSCO Business Source
Datamonitor reports for companies.

Library-only databases

The following resources are only accessible in the Library at One Birdcage Walk. You may visit to use these databases or ask the Library team to run searches on your behalf.

Engineering Village

Abstracts of journal articles and conference proceedings from 1884 onwards.

ESDU (Engineering Design Software and Methods Tools)

Engineering methods, calculations, datasheets, and design guides. 
Visit ESDU

ILI Metals Infodisk

Metals properties database.

ILI Standards Infobase

Abstracts and contents listings of worldwide standards. 

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