Databases by Subject


Starting Points

Engineering handbooks and reference materials from McGraw-Hill.

This resource is supported through collaborative efforts between the KU Libraries and the School of Engineering.

Contains bibliographic information, abstracts, reviews, and full-text for articles published in ACM (Association of Computing Machinery) periodicals and proceedings.

Search the full text of publications of the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA) from 1997 to the present. 

Indexing and abstracts from 1983 to the present for nearly 800 core English-language, scientific and technical publications.

Collection of electronic pre-prints, and e-print service, in the fields of physics, mathematics, non-linear science and computer science.

Indexes the large body of technical literature and journals published by the American Society of Civil Engineers. Provides access to full text journal articles. Abstracts and limited content available for ebooks, standards, and proceedings.

The ASME (American Society of Mechanical Engineers) Digital Collection indexes the Society's technical literature and the full text of the ASME Transaction Journals from 2000 to the present and ASME Conference Proceedings from 2008 to the present.

Provides access to active ASTM (American Society for Testing and Materials) Standards, and the ASTM Digital Library, which includes full-text access to symposia and special technical publications.

Offers full content access to journals published by Emerald in the EMX 120 and selected Engineering collections. Subjects covered include management, human resource management, marketing, librarianship, and mechanical and electrical engineering.

Provides access to IEEE/IET Electronic Library (IEL).  Includes full-text documents; IEEE and IET journals, magazines, transactions, and conference proceedings; all approved and published IEEE standards; complete backfile to 1988 and select content back to 1913; INSPEC abstract/citation records. KU's subscription does not include full text access to continuing education courses (multi-media), IEEE books (bibliographic information only) and draft standards.  (Restricted to 15 simultaneous users.)

This resource is supported through collaborative efforts between the KU Libraries and the School of Engineering.

An updated suite of thirteen aerospace, military, defense, and transportation intelligence publications including “Aero-engines” and “All the World’s Aircraft.” Featured publications include technical specifications, operating parameters, images, and technologies, as well as data analyses and insights.

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This encyclopedia presents articles on chemical substances including their properties, manufacturing, and uses. It focuses on industrial processes and unit operations in chemical engineering, and also covers fundamentals and scientific subjects related to the field. Environmental and health issues concerning chemical technology are also addressed.

Engineering resources including reference handbooks with data sets and textbooks.

Electronic full-text of journals and books on the Earth sciences that have been published by the Geological Society of London. Specifically, the Journal of the Geological Society, Quarterly Journal of Engineering Geology and Hydrogeology, Geochemistry: Exploration, Environment, Analysis Online, Geological Society Special Publication series, Engineering Geology Special Publication series, and Geological Society Memoirs.

Provides indexing and abstracts to technical reports from both U.S. and non-U.S. sponsored research. Compiled by the U.S. National Technical Information Service, the database covers topics in the sciences, engineering, business, and social sciences. Users must register with NTRL and accept terms and conditions to gain access.  (Restricted to 10 downloads per session.)

Provides access to technical literature and conference proceedings on oil and gas exploration and production from twenty-one publishing organizations, including the Society of Petroleum Engineers (SPE). Additional topics covered include but are not limited to energy, corrosion, offshore development, and road and subway tunnels. Content from at least one participating organization goes back as far as 1927. 

Produced by SAE International, this database indexes technical papers, standards, and conference proceedings relating to mobility systems engineering in the aerospace, automotive, and commercial vehicle industries back to the early 1900s.  SAE International was previously the Society of Automotive Engineers.

Full text content is only available for technical reports from 1998 to the present.

SciFinder-n is the new SciFinder platform, which changed in 2021. It is a comprehensive database for the chemical literature, searchable by topic, author, substances by name or CAS Registry Number, OR by using the editor to draw chemical structures, substructures, or reactions. It is a core research tool for chemistry, biochemistry, chemical engineering, materials science, nanotechnology, physics, environmental science and other science and engineering disciplines. Registration is required. NOTE: If you have an active SciFinder registration, it is not necessary to register again for SciFinder-n; the same username will work for both products. For guides and tutorials, see SciFinder-n Training the Materials.

This resource is supported through collaborative efforts between the KU Libraries and the School of Pharmacy.

Indexes and abstracts citations in research journals across the disciplinary spectrum. Online version of: Arts and humanities citation index (1975-present); Science citation index (1900-present); and Social sciences citation index (1956-present).

This resource is supported through collaborative efforts between the KU Libraries and the KU Medical Center.