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Access books, journals and more, in print and online.

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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.

ASME Standards Collection
All ASME standards available to view online and print.

ASTM Compass
ASTM standards and technical publications. Register to download. Access depends on a limited number of prepaid credits so please avoid downloading too many documents.

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 (get access/order doc - each member can have up to 20 documents per year and 5 chapters per book).

Over 4,000 ebooks and 200 ejournals.

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

Taylor & Francis journals
200 engineering journals from Taylor & Francis.

Material properties and engineering data

Use McGraw-Hill’s DataVis tool to visually explore materials and their properties.

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

Knovel Interactive Equations  
Over 1000 practical equations with interactive worksheets and calculation software.

Market and company information

EBSCO Business Source 
Datamonitor reports for companies.

Library-only databases

The following resources are only accessible to library staff. Please email us at to ask us to access them 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.

Library videos and search tips

Tips and video tutorials from our Library team on how to make the most from our catalogues and databases:

  • General search tips
  • Searching for complex formulas

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