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  • Engineering handbooks and reference materials from McGraw-Hill.

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

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

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

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

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  • Indexes the large body of technical literature and journals published by the American Society of Civil Engineers.

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  • 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.

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  • Provides access to active ASTM Standards, and the ASTM Digital Library, which includes full-text access to symposia and special technical publications. Click "Yes, I agree with the License" to access the database.

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  • A comprehensive interdisciplinary engineering database of engineering journals and conference materials.

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  • Provides comprehensive coverage of earthquake engineering and earthquake hazard mitigation. It is comprised of full citations and abstracts from 1971 forward, plus several hundred earlier classic papers and reports. It includes journal articles of all major journals that publish significant earthquake engineering research; proceedings abstracts of conferences and major meetings in earthquake engineering research, and abstracts of research monographs and technical reports including Earthquake Engineering Research Center Reports and Pacific Earthquake Engineering Research Center Reports.  Subjects covered include geotechnical earthquake engineering, performance-based seismic engineering, disaster planning, earthquake resistant design and analysis, engineering seismology, risk and reliability seismic engineering, soil dynamics, and structural dynamics.

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  • Provides access to IEEE/IET Electronic Library (IEL). Contains almost a third of the world's current electrical engineering and computer science literature. A subscription to IEL includes: full-text access to nearly 2 million 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; full-text PDF images of all articles, papers, and standards. Unlimited article printing is permitted. KU's subscription does not include full text access to continuing education courses (multi-media), IEEE books (bibliographic information only) and draft standards. This resource is being funded through collaborative efforts between the KU Libraries and the School of Engineering. (Restricted to 15 simultaneous users.)

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  • Provides comprehensive details of all civil and military gas-turbine engines (turbofans, turbojets, turboprops and turboshafts) currently in use worldwide for the propulsion of manned aircraft. Also includes precise diagrams and illustrations, detailed specifications of each engine, descriptions of the background to each engine type, plus manufacturers' details. Restricted to 5 simultaneous users.  (Restricted to 5 simultaneous users.)

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  • Provides details of over 180 UAVs, 120 aerial targets and 240 subsystems. Includes a full vehicle and target listing with information on development, mission payloads, guidance and control, operational status, specifications, customers, and contractors together with photographs. Each entry details the manufacturer, complete with contact information and the civil and military organizations using the aircraft.

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  • Provides technical detail on over 950 civil and military aircraft currently being produced or under development by more than 550 companies. Includes photographs and line drawings, key specifications for any aircraft including dimensions, performance, structure, landing gear, power plants, and armaments. Also, has details of the world's aircraft manufacturers and their programs, for identification of key contracts and customers.

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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.

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  • Engineering resources including reference handbooks with data sets.

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  • 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.

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  • 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. Reports received since 1997 are available as downloadable PDF files. Publications under 20 pages are free.

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  • Provides access to technical literature on oil and gas exploration and production produced by nine or more organizations, including the Society of Petroleum Engineers (SPE) and the American Petroleum Institute (API). Some content from some of the organizations covers other topics, including energy, corrosion, and road and subway tunnels. SPE manages the database. Content from at least one participating organization goes back as far as 1927.

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  • 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. Full text content is only available for technical reports from 1998 to the present. SAE International was previously the Society of Automotive Engineers.

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  • Due to budget constraints, Safari has been cancelled as of October 31, 2014. For other ways to access Safari Books content:

    Please contact Lea Currie, Head of Content Development, with any questions at lcurrie@ku.edu.

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