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Technical Information  

Key collections including Patents, Standards, Science & Engineering Data, Conferences and Technical Reports.
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Key Datasets

  • British Standards Online  Icon
    Search and access the full text of all current British Standards and many international standards (e.g. ISOs/IECs). See Terms & Conditions for printing and copying.
  • Digimap  
    Online maps and mapping data of Great Britain.
  • ESDU Data  Icon
    A key engineering dataset, containing full text engineering methods and data.
  • Espacenet  Icon
    Search and access full text of patents from over 90 countries. To restrict to UK patents add 'GB' to the 'Publication number' field.
  • MatWeb  Icon
    Dataset allowing searching for specific materials matching required properties or finding properties for a specific polymer, alloy, etc.

Key Conference Collections

  • ACM Digital Library  Icon
    Full text access to the Association of Computing Machineries journals and conferences - this includes all current content and in many cases a full backfile (to the 1950s in some cases)
  • IEEE Xplore  Icon  Icon
    Full text access to all IET and IEEE journals and conferences since 1988 and all current IEEE standards

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Collections of Technical Information

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Key Technical Report Collections

  • NASA Technical Reports Server  Icon
    Search across the many abstracts and technical report servers that NASA makes available. The Scientific & Technical Information page may also be useful.

Key Databases

  • Compendex  Icon
    A large and interdisciplinary engineering information database with coverage from 1969.
  • INSPEC  Icon  Icon
    A leading database in the fields of physics, electronics and electrical engineering, computers and control, and information technology. It contains abstracts of articles from over 3000 journals, as well as conference proceedings, books, technical reports and dissertations. Coverage: 1966 to date.

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