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Technical Information: Science & Engineering Data

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

Sources of Science and Engineering Data

There are a number of useful datasets available to you through the library. You may also be able to request data from other researchers or find it online.

There are also guidance on Environment,  Health and Ocean & Earth data and statistics.

Useful Print Reference Works

Although most resources in this area are now online, there are a few key titles in print that contain data:

Support for Technical Information

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Key Datasets

Full Text Electronic Sources - Contemporary Newspapers

Key Online Technical Report Collections

Accessing Chemical Data and Literature

Search these databases for literature, structures, reactions and properties in ChemSpider, Reaxys, SciFinder-n, PubChem and PSDS. The UK Physical Sciences Data-science Service (PSDS) was previously known as the National Chemical Database Service.

Search these databases for accessing literature, indexes to journals and conference papers.