This guide provides critical resources for faculty and students in Engineering at OSU. Below, you'll find Engineering databases and other resources available to you through the Edmon Low Library. In the "Additional Resources" box, you'll find links to Compendex tutorials, information about citation styles in Engineering fields, and links to guides on standards, patents, technical reports, and more.
On the left side of the page, you'll see links to subject-specific Engineering guides as well as my contact information if you'd like to schedule an appointment for further support.
- ASM Handbooks OnlineHandbooks published by ASM International have been key information resources for the materials engineering community ever since 1923, when the Handbook of the American Society for Steel Treating was published. From 1936 to 1990, the series was known as the Metals Handbook. In 1991, the name was changed from Metals Handbook to ASM Handbook to reflect the increasing coverage of polymers, ceramics, and composite materials in the series.
- CompendexCompendex has over 27.5 million records from 85 countries across 190 engineering disciplines. There is also a comprehensive, historical view of engineering innovations between 1884-1969 in the Engineering Index Backfile.
- IEEE XploreA research database for journal articles and conference proceedings relating to computer science and electrical engineering. Updated monthly.
- KnovelA library of full-text content relating to all fields of engineering, science, and industrial safety.
- ScienceDirectA scientific research index that contains the full text of more than 1,000 Elsevier Science journals in the life, physical, medical, technical, and social sciences, as well as indexing for journals from cooperating publishers Updated daily Coverage varies by journal. May be searched by journal title and issue in which case the complete table of contents is displayed or by keyword, regardless of the journal title and issue.
- SciFinder-nA database provided by the Chemical Abstracts Service (CAS), full of chemical and bibliographic information that covers many scientific and biomedical fields, with an emphasis on chemistry. Click the more button below for information on registering an account to use the database.
- ScopusScopus is the largest abstract and citation database of peer-reviewed literature: scientific journals, books and conference proceedings. Delivering a comprehensive overview of the world's research output in the fields of science, technology, medicine, social sciences, and arts and humanities, Scopus features smart tools to track, analyze and visualize research.
Next try any of the following:
- ProQuest Research LibraryProQuest Research Library provides one-stop access to thousands of full-text periodicals from one of the broadest, most inclusive general reference databases ProQuest has to offer. Search from a highly-respected, diversified mix of scholarly journals, professional and trade publications, and magazines covering over 150 subjects and topics.
- Google ScholarWith an OSU login, the Google Scholar interface allows users to search library holdings and peer-reviewed articles.
- Academic Search PremierThis multi-disciplinary database offers full text for nearly 2,000 scholarly journals, including more than 1,500 peer-reviewed titles. Covering virtually every area of academic study, Academic Search Premier offers full text information dating as far back as 1985. This database is updated on a daily basis.
Additional Engineering resources:
- StandardsLibGuide with information on Standards and accessing Standards at OSU Library.
- Technical ReportsProvides information about technical reports and how to find governmental and non-governmental technical reports.
- ZoteroProvides information and resources on Zotero, the citation management system supported by the OSU Library.
- PatentsLearn how to search patents for research purposes.
- Compendex GuideLearn more about effective ways to use Compendex, database covering scientific literature pertaining to engineering.
- Citation/Style ManualsA resource for finding style guides relevant to specific academic disciplines.
- Ulrichs WebUlrichsweb gives detailed information on more than 300,000 periodicals (also called serials) of all types: academic and scholarly journals, e-journals, peer-reviewed titles, popular magazines, newspapers, newsletters, and more.