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This guide can be your starting place for finding reliable information resources.

Find formulas, definitions, diagrams, etc. in Engineering handbooks

Finding patents

Patents are available via many search engines.  

An excellent video from University of Central Florida shows how to use CPC (classification) codes to do a more accurate patent search.

INDE6359 in-class activity

Find data for your projects and papers

  • Knovel  
    Find data whether buried in a table, graph, or chart inside hundreds of ebooks. Data can be sorted, filtered, and extracted to other formats, such as Excel, ASCII, and HTML.
  • Knovel data search demo
    Watch this 2 minute demo to see how!

Search for journal articles

Science and Engineering databases

  • ScienceDirect
    Full text of Elsevier journals, the largest publisher of science and technology journals
  • Compendex
    Covers all engineering disciplines.
  • Web of Science
    Highly cited journals in the sciences and engineering. Find who cited who.
    Similar to Web of Science for citation searching. Find who cited who from 1996-present. Covers more publications than Web of Science.
  • Academic Search Complete
    Multidisciplinary database that includes peer reviewed journals, magazines, newspapers
  • MathSciNet
    From the American Mathematical Society
  • SIAM (Society of Industrial and Appied Math) Journals Online
    Full text of SIAM journals
  • Pubget
    Allows smoother access to the PDF's for the journals in Pubmed. Search by keyword or look for a specific article.
  • PubMed
    Premier database for medical literature.

Business Databases

These databases are all excellent resources for journal articles on all aspects of manufacturing, management and the business side of engineering.

Find books, journals and more

Need to find books on a topic?  Looking for a specific journal?  Search the Library catalog

(Obtain articles and books the Library doesn't own through the free Interlibrary Loan service.)


    Contact your librarian

    Organize and cite your sources

    • RefWorks  
      Web based. Free to UH faculty and students
    • Endnote
      Requires software purchase from Cougar Byte or use in the Learning Commons
    • EndNote Web  
      Web based. Not as many features as Endnote
    • Mendeley
      Web based but has desktop plugin too. Free. Unlike others, it has collaboration and networking features.

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