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Common tools in a subject database

This short tutorial introduces you to  the basic tools you will use in a subject database. 

 Select this link to use the accessible view of the tutorial

Interactive Database Tools Guide

Select the number next to each tool and use the immersive reader tool to hear a description of the tool.

Select the full screen [ ] option to fully view the screen.

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Key Databases

Key Subject Resources

Accessing library resources from home

To connect to library resources such as databases and journals you will need to use the University’s VPN service called GlobalProtect. Advice on how to set your connection up can be found on the iSolutions page How do I set up VPN on my device? 


Engineering Village is a platform that enables in-depth search and discovery of both current, archival and interdisciplinary content comprising research and technical information in the applied engineering and physical science domains. It hosts highly-curated databases in which content from global publishers is indexed from journals, conference proceedings, trade publication, dissertations, standards, books, patents and technical reports.

To learn more about SPIE, view the video     or view the User Guide (pdf)

To see more databases go to the Subject databases tab

Your Engagement Librarian

Your Engagement Librarian

Name:  Marcia Ostrowski

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