Engineering Databases

ACM Digital Library   UCB access only
1954 - present

Provides full-text access to journals, magazines, transactions, conference proceedings, and newsletters published by the Association of Computing Machinery (ACM). Includes most historical and all current publications. Also offers access to the Guide to Computing Literature, a collection of citations and abstracts to computer science research published by ACM and other publishers.

AIAA Electronic Library   UCB access only
1963 - present

Provides full-text access to meeting papers and journal articles published by the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA). You can also access meeting papers published since 1990 at MICROFICHE 27298 in the Engineering Library.

ASCE Online Research Library   UCB access only
1995 - present

Indexes the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) journals back to 1995 and conference proceedings from 2005 on. Links to the full text are provided for all papers.

ASME Digital Library     UCB access only

Full text Journals and Conference Proceedings from the American Society of Mechanical Engineers. Journal coverage: 1960-present Proceedings coverage: 2002-present

1930 - present

Indexes over 1,000 scholarly and professional journals covering archaeology, architecture, architectural design, engineering, environmental design, city planning, furniture and decoration, interior design, historic preservation, history of architecture, landscape architecture, and urban design and planning. Selective coverage back to the 1860s.

Business Source Complete   UCB access only
1965 - present

Covers nearly every area of business including management, economics, finance, accounting, international business, and marketing. Provides full text for more than 7,400 scholarly business journals and other sources, including nearly 1,100 peer-reviewed business publications. Contains full text Datamonitor reports on companies and industries in all fields, including the sciences and engineering.
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1956 - present

Indexes all American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) publications, including journals, conferences, books, standards, and manuals. Book records date back to the early 1900s.


Captures full-text computer science articles, papers, and technical reports freely available on the web. Search the full-text documents or their citations.

Compendex   UCB access only
Engineering, Physics
1884 - present

Indexes over 5,000 journals, conferences, technical reports, and other materials related to the engineering and technical literature.
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Computing Reviews   UCB access only
1985 - present

Reviews of computing literature, written by experts in the Computer Science field and qualified by the Association for Computing Machinery. Includes reviews of journals, conference proceedings, books, and book chapters.


Provides bibliographic information on major computer science journals and proceedings. Initially focused on database systems and logic programming, it is gradually being expanded toward other fields of computer science.

1971 - present

Indexes journals, conference papers, technical reports, maps, videos, slides, and computer files in the field of earthquake engineering and earthquake studies. Covers structural dynamics, seismology, geology, architecture, political science, economics, planning, public policy, and hazards mitigation as they relate to earthquake studies.

1981 - present

Indexes over 6,000 journals, conference proceedings, reports, monographs, books, and government publications covering agricultural biotechnology, air quality, aquatic pollution, bacteriology, ecology, energy resources, environmental biotechnology, environmental engineering, environmental impact statements, hazardous waste, industrial hygiene, microbiology, pollution, risk assessment, safety science, toxicology, water pollution, waste management, and water resource issues. Includes Environmental Engineering Abstracts (1990 - present) and Water Resources Abstracts (1967 - present).
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1876 - present

Contains technical reports, conference proceedings, journal articles, and books on energy related topics including research and development, policy and planning, renewable energy technologies, and more. Also indexes energy information from member countries of the International Energy Agency. Includes some full text.


Indexes journal articles, book chapters, bills, laws, court decisions, reports, books, audio-visuals, and news articles relating to bioethics and professional ethics.

IEEE Xplore   UCB access only
1988 - present

Provides full-text access to transactions, journals, magazines, and conference proceedings published by the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) and the Institution of Electrical Engineers (IEE). Includes some historical publications. Also includes all current IEEE standards.

INSPEC   UCB access only
1898 - present

Indexes over 4,000 scholarly journals, conference proceedings, books, reports, and dissertations in physics, electrical engineering and electronics, computers and control, and information technology.
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Engineering, Physics

Produced by the International Atomic Energy Agency and provides access to scientific literature published worlwide on the peaceful uses of nuclear science and technology. International coverage of technical reports, conference papers, journal articles, books, patents, laws, standards, and more. Some full text.

Material ConneXion  UCB access only
Engineering, Physics

Comprehensive information on over 7,000 new materials for architecture, engineering, and other design disciplines. An extensive resource for advanced, innovative, and sustainable materials. Includes images, detailed material descriptions, usage characteristics, and manufacturer and distributor contact information for architecture, interiors, product packaging, transportation and more.

2000 - present

Provides access to over 14,000 peer-reviewed papers from the Materials Research Society Proceedings from 2000 to the present, with selected papers from 1998 and 1999.

1920 - present

Indexes technical reports, conference papers, journal articles, and other publications sponsored by the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) and its predecessor, the National Advisory Committee for Aeronautics (NACA). Some reports are available in full text online.

Varies: 1917--

Provides full text access to core journals and conference proceedings published by the Optical Society of America (OSA) and related publishers, covering optics and photonics. The ImageBank includes more than 200,000 images.

1987 - present

Indexes journal articles, conference papers, technical reports, and other materials about earthquakes, earthquake engineering, natural hazard mitigation, and related topics.

SAE Digital Library  UCB access only
1906 - current

Indexes all Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE) publications, including technical papers and standards. Provides the full text of technical papers published since 1998, full text of SAE International Journal articles since 2011, and abstracts for technical papers published since 1967. You can also access technical papers published since 1984 at MICROFICHE 22983 in the Engineering Library.

SciFinder Scholar/Chemical Abstracts   UCB access only
1907 - present

Indexes over 9,000 journals, patents, conferences, books, technical reports, and dissertations related to chemistry, chemical engineering, materials science, and the biomedical sciences.
Use is restricted to current UC faculty, staff, and students.

1940 - current

SciTech Connect includes technical reports, bibliographic citations, journal articles, conference papers, books, multimedia, and data information sponsored by the Department of Energy (DOE) and its predecessors, the Energy Research and Development Administration (ERDA) and the Atomic Energy Commission (AEC). Includes citations from Nuclear Science Abstracts. SciTech Connect contains all the full-text documents and citations previously found in Information Bridge and Energy Citations Database.

Scopus   UCB access only


Indexes over 21,000 journals, conference proceedings, trade publications, and book series in the sciences, technology, medicine, arts, humanities, and social sciences literature. Scopus is a one-year trial ending on December 31, 2014.

SPIE Digital Library   UCB access only
Engineering, Physics
1990 - present

Provides access to full-text papers from SPIE proceedings and journals. SPIE is the International Society for Optical Engineering.

1965 - present

Indexes over 940,000 records of transportation research worldwide.
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