At a glance

Terman Engineering Library

Online resources

This list includes online resources and databases used most by engineering students and faculty. For online resources and databases for your particular discipline visit our topic guides. You can view the full list of databases available at Stanford in SearchWorks.

New York : Association for Computing Machinery,
The ACM Digital Library includes the full text of every article published by ACM, including archives.
Bethesda, MD : Cambridge Scientific Abstracts,
Provides bibliographic coverage of basic and applied research in aeronautics, astronautics, and space sciences. The database also covers technology development and applications in complementary and supporting fields such as chemistry, geosciences, physics, communications, and electronics. In addition to periodic literature, the database also includes coverage of reports issued by NASA, other U.S. government agencies, international institutions, universities, and private firms.
Reston, VA : American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics
Full-text access to AIAA Journal, Journal of Aircraft, Journal of Guidance, Control, and Dynamics, Journal of Propulsion and Power, Journal of Spacecraft and Rockets, Journal of Thermophysics and Heat Transfer, and meeting papers.
Reston, VA : ASCE Publications, 2004-
Provides journal papers from 1983-present for all 32 Journals and proceedings papers from 2001-present for more than 257 conference proceedings. A mobile version is available.
West Conshohocken, PA : ASTM international
The ASTM Digital Library provides access to the digital edition of nearly every ASTM International book and paper spanning 140+ industries and 100+ years. Includes journals, books, standards and special technical publications.
[New York?] : Thomson Reuters.
The database covers the entire field of life sciences including original research reports and reviews in field, laboratory, clinical, experimental, and theoretical work. BIOSIS indexes journals, technical reports, meeting proceedings, United States patents, and books in biology, biomedicine, and related areas. Cited reference search is available. The database indexes literature published from 1926 to the present.
Philadelphia, Pa. : Institute for Scientific Information.
Conference Proceedings Citation Index, accessed via Web of Science, helps researchers access the published literature from the most significant conferences, symposia, seminars, colloquia, workshops, and conventions worldwide. This resource offers a complete view of conference proceedings and their impact on global research, letting you use cited reference searching to track emerging ideas and new research beyond what is covered in the journal literature.
[California] : National Information Service for Earthquake Engineering, University of California, Berkeley, [199-]-
Covers topics in structural dynamics, seismology, geology, architecture, political science, economics, planning, public policy, and hazards mitigation as they relate to earthquake studies. Coverage 1971 to present.
New York [etc.]
SAL3 (off-campus storage) » Stacks » Z5851 .E62 1906
Engineering Index (Compendex) is a comprehensive bibliographic database of engineering research containing over nine million references and abstracts from over 5,000 engineering journals, conferences and technical reports. Online coverage is from 1884 to the present. Approximately 500,000 new records are added to the database annually from over 175 disciplines and major specialties within engineering.
[S.l.] : Cambridge Scientific Abstracts, [199-]-
Covers air, land, water and noise pollution, bacteriology, ecology, toxicology, risk assessment, environmental biotechnology and engineering, waste management, water resources, policies and regulations, and U.S. federal environmental impact statements.
Alexandria, Va. : American Geological Institute,
GeoRef is the American Geological Institute's geoscience database containing over 1.5 million records of North America since 1785 and other areas of the world since 1933.
[Piscataway, N.J.?] : IEEE, c1998-
IEEE Xplore is a digital library providing full text access to the world's highest quality technical literature in electrical engineering, computer science, and electronics. IEEE Xplore contains full text documents from IEEE journals, transactions, magazines, letters, conference proceedings, standards, and IET (Institution of Engineering and Technology) publications.
Provides access to Janes publications including Defence: air and space section: Aero-Engines, All the World's Aircraft: Development and Production, All the World's Aircraft: In Service (formerly Jane's aircraft upgrades), All the World's Aircraft: Unmanned, Defence: C4ISR & Mission Systems: Air, Flight Avionics (formerly Jane's avionics), Space Systems and Industry, and Weapons; Air-Launched.
[United States] : Institution of Electrical Engineers, INSPEC service, [19--]-
Inspec is a comprehensive database of citations and abstracts to the literature in physics, electrical engineering, electronics, telecommunications, computers, control technology, and information technology. Covers journal articles, conference papers, significant books, technical reports, dissertations, and patents.
Philadelphia, PA : Institute for Scientific Information
ISI Web of Knowledge provides a single search option to search across multiple resources including Web of Science, Derwent innovations index, BIOSIS, CAB Abstracts, INSPEC, MEDLINE, Zoological Record, and ISI Journal citation reports.
New York, N.Y. : Material ConneXion
Material Connexion is a unique and comprehensive resource currently comprised of more than 4,500 materials and processes, and growing at a rate of more than 30 materials per month. Materials information, includes high-quality photographs, and company/vendor contact information.
Providence, RI : The Society, c1996- American Mathematical Society.
MathSciNet is a searchable Web database providing access to over 59 years of Mathematical Reviews and Current Mathematical Publications.
[S.l.] : National Library of Medicine
Medline is a database indexing 3,600 journals in the fields of medicine, basic medical sciences including molecular and cellular biology and genetics, as well as allied health. Medline is also available via Ovid, OCLC, and the NLM Gateway.
Warrendale, PA : Materials Research Society, c1995-
Provides online access to the MRS Proceedings series. Full text of over 330 Proceedings volumes beginning with Volume 609 (2000) and including almost 20,000 individual papers. The MRS Bulletin and Journal of Materials Research (from 1986 through the present), can also be found at the site.
Springfield, Va. : U.S. Dept. of Commerce, National Technical Information Service,
Containing over 2.0 million bibliographic records, the NTIS/NTRL Database is the preeminent resource for accessing the latest research sponsored by the United States and select foreign governments. Contents include research reports, computer products, software, video cassettes, audio cassettes and more. The complete electronic file dates back to 1964. Accessing via NTRL (National Technical Reports Library) also includes full-text access to more than 500,000 documents. For additional information and help with searching the database download the User Guide (PDF).
Warrendale, PA : Society of Automotive Engineers.
Content includes SAE Technical Papers since 1906 and access to the SAE Global Mobility Database (GMD) which includes summaries of more than 177,000 documents—technical papers, standards, regulations, journals, and reports.
[New York] : Elsevier, 2004-
The world’s largest abstract and citation database of peer-reviewed literature and quality web sources. Contains 41 million records, 70% with abstracts including 18,000 titles from 5,000 publishers worldwide and over 3 million conference papers. Particularly strong international coverage of science and technology. Also includes sophisticated tools to track, analyze and visualize research.
The SPIE Digital Library is the most extensive resource available on optics and photonics, providing unprecedented access to more than 230,000 technical papers from SPIE Journals and Conference Proceedings from 1990 to the present. More than 17,000 new research papers are added annually.
[London] : Springer, 2009-
SpringerImages spans science, technology and medicine in 18 subject collections with over 2.5 million photos, charts, graphs, histograms, and tables.
SpringerMaterials is based on the Landolt-Börnstein New Series, the unique, fully evaluated data collection in all areas of physical sciences and engineering.
[London, England] : IWA Publishing, 2002-
Provides access to reference books, research reports, research papers and conference proceedings covering water, wastewater and related environmental topics. The years of coverage varies by book or journal title, but is generally 2002 to present. IWA Publishing, the wholly owned subsidiary of the International Water Association (IWA), is a leading supplier of water, wastewater and environmental publications.
[S.l.] : Cambridge Scientific Abstracts, [199-]-
Provides summaries of the world's technical and scientific literature on water-related topics covering the characteristics, conservation, control, pollution, treatment, use and management of water resources. 
Philadelphia, PA : Institute for Scientific Information, c1998-
Provides access to the Science citation index expanded from 1900 to the present , Social sciences citation index from 1956 to the present, and Arts & humanities citation index from 1975 to the present.
Santa Fe, N.M.: Deep Web Technologies
xSearch allows you to search multiple databases at one time. Resources searched include abstracts and indexes that cover articles, conference proceedings, patents, and technical reports. xSearch resources also include full-text resources (books, journals, and reference materials) as well as library catalogs for archival materials and data sets.