Engineering Databases


General Databases

  • Compendex
    Citations and abstracts for articles in engineering and technology periodicals, conference papers and reports.
  • INSPEC
    Covers journal articles and conference proceedings in physics, astronomy, electrical & electronics engineering, computer sciences.
  • Engineering Village 2
    Search Compendex, INSPEC and the Referex handbook collection simultaneously. 
  • Scopus
    Multi-disciplinary coverage of journal articles and conference proceedings as well as cited reference searching.
  • Web of Science
    Multi-disciplinary coverage of journal articles as well as cited reference searching.

Specialized Databases

  • ACM Digital Library
    Full-text ACM conference proceedings, journals and magazines.
  • ASCE Library
    Locate articles of interest across all disciplines of civil engineering.
  • ASME Digital Library
    Abstracts and full-text access to regularly published journals, conferences, and e-books from The American Society of Mechanical Engineers.
  • ASTM Digital Library
    ASTM Digital Library contains industry-leading standards and technical engineering information.
  • Applied Science & Technology Full Text
    Indexes international English-language periodicals in the applied sciences and technology.
  • Avery Index
    Citations for articles in architecture periodicals.
  • Biological Abstracts
    Citations and abstracts from life sciences literature. Some citations have links to full text articles.
  • BioMed Central
    Current full-text articles in biological and biomedical sciences.
  • BioOne
    Full-text journal articles focused on the biomedical, biological, ecological and environmental sciences.
  • BrainNavigator
    Allows browsing and comparing atlas plates, species and diagrams.
  • Cochrane Library
    A collection of six databases that contain different types of high-quality, independent evidence to inform healthcare decision-making.
  • Derwent Innovations Index
    The world's most comprehensive database of international patent information from more than 40 patent-issuing authorities.
  • Digital Dissertations
    Citations and abstracts for dissertations and theses covering all academic subjects and full-text for dissertatons 1997- present
  • Environment Abstracts
    Collection of five separately searchable databases related to the environment.
  • GeoRef
    Citations and abstracts for publications related to geology.
  • ICSD Web: Inorganic Crystal Structure Database
    Collection of crystal structure data of inorganic compounds recorded in the literature of the field from 1913-present.
  • IEEE Xplore
    Full-text IEEE and IET conference proceedings, transactions, journals, and magazines; IEEE standards and ebooks
  • Institution of Civil Engineers' Virtual Library
    Repository of full text civil engineering papers and articles as well as ebooks.
  • International Abstracts in Operations Research
    Full bibliographic and abstract information in operations research and management science - sourced from over 180 journals.
  • Materials Research Database
    Citations and abstracts for publications related to the science and technology of materials from nine leading materials science databases.
  • MathSciNet
    Citations, abstracts, and review texts of research literature in mathematics.
  • MEDLINE (Ovid)
    Index of the biomedical literature.
  • Medline (Web of Knowledge)
    Index of the biomedical literature.
  • National Technical Reports Library
    Provides indexing and some full-text access to a collection of historical and current government technical reports archived by the NTIS.
  • Optics InfoBase
    A repository of optics research with added services and full text.
  • PubMed
    Citations, abstracts and links to some full text articles. Indexed by the National Library of Medicine.
  • Reaxys
    Reaxys is a web-based search and retrieval system for chemical compounds, bibliographic data and chemical reactions. (Formerly known as Beilstein and Gmelin)
  • SIAM Pubs Online
    Access to SIAM online journals and e-books.
  • SciFinder
    Citations and abstracts to the chemical literature as well as property, structure and reaction data.
  • SPIE Digital Library
    Covers optics and photonics from SPIE journals and proceedings as well as ebooks.
  • SpringerMaterials
    Unique, fully evaluated data collection in all areas of physical sciences and engineering. (Based on the Landolt-Börnstein New Series)
  • Sustainability Science Abstracts
    Explores aspects of sustainable development, human population and demography topics, and conservation and management of natural resources.
  • Synthesis Digital Library
    Containing lectures on important research and development topics in Computer Science and Engineering
  • Transport
    Citations and abstracts for publications related to international air and surface transportation.
  • TRID - Transportation Research
    Combination of Transportation Research Information Services (TRIS) Database and the International Transport Research Documentation (ITRD) Database.
  • Water Resources Abstracts
    Citations and abstracts for publications related to water resources.
  • WebCSD - Cambridge Structural Database System
    A collection of small-molecule organic and organometallic crystal structures that have been analysed using X-ray or neutron diffraction techniques.
  • Zentralblatt MATH
    Provides comprehensive coverage of the international mathematical research.

Databases Only Available in the Engineering Library

  • Aldrich Spectral Viewer
    The Aldrich Spectral Viewer is an electronic reference book that contains thousands of actual spectra from the Aldrich spectral libraries. Columbia provides access to FT-NMR Std, FT-NMR 2001 Supplement and FT IR 2002
  • CASSI - Chemical Abstracts Service Source Index Search Tool
    Use CASSI to look up journal title abbreviations and to trace a journal's publication history through name changes, divisions and mergers over time.
  • Essential Regional Anatomy
    Provides 3D model views of human anatomy. Each of the 14 views offers 9 layers to scroll through from bone to surface with over 1100 structures labeled and with descriptive text covering location and function.
  • WebPDF4+ - Powder Diffraction Files from the International Centre for Diffraction Data (ICDD)
    Advanced database designed for phase identification and quantitative analysis.