Databases by Discipline

The databases below are intended to get you quickly started with your research in the various engineering disciplines. They index journal articles, conference papers, and technical reports.  For a more complete listing of engineering resources, see Engineering Research Guides. The Cornell Library search articles webpage is another quick way of searching, but does not cover all the databases. Help is available at

Engineering Village includes both INSPEC and Compendex in a single interface.

Engineering Field Recommended Database
All Inclusive Science and Engineering Indices
Engineering Village,  Web of Science, ScopusGoogle Scholar, NTIS, Proquest Digital Dissertations, Knovel, Access Engineering
Applied & Engineering Physics Engineering Village, SPIE Digital Library, Scitation (AIP journals)
Automotive and Transportation Engineering
SAE Digital Library, Engineering Village, TRID Transportation Research Database
Biological and Environmental Engineering
Engineering Village, AgricolaBIOSIS
Biomedical Engineering
Engineering Village, PubMed, Medline, BIOSIS, SPIE Digital Library
Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering
Engineering Village, BIOSIS, SciFinder
Civil and Environmental Engineering
Engineering Village, ASCE Research LibraryNTIS, OnePetro, Water Resources Abstracts
Computer Science
Engineering Village, IEEE Xplore, ACM Portal, Lecture Notes in Computer Science, Lecture Notes in Control and Information Science, Morgan & Claypool
Earth and Atmospheric Sciences
AAPG DatapagesAmerican Geophysical Union, Geological Society of America, GeoRefGlossary of Geology, Lyell Collection (Geological Society of London), OnePetro
Electrical and Computer Engineering
IEEE Xplore, INSPEC, SPIE Digital Library
OSTI SciTech Connect, Engineering Village, Energy Citations Database
Materials Science and Engineering
Engineering Village, ASTM Standards, ASM Handbooks, ASM Alloy Phase Diagrams, MRS Online ProceedingsPhase Equilibria Diagrams, SciFinder
Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering
Engineering Village, Aerospace Research Central, SAE Digital Library
Operations Research and Information Engineering
Engineering Village, JSTOR
Theoretical and Applied Mechanics Engineering Village, MathSciNet, INSPEC
Other Resources  
Business, trade and scholarly journals, newspapers
Business Source Premier, ProQuest Direct, ProQuest Historical, Readers Guide Retrospective
Knovel, McGraw-Hill Access Engineering, Morgan & Claypool
see e-Journals title list
Encyclopedias and Handbooks
AccessScience @ McGraw-Hill, CRC Handbook of Chemistry and Physics, Knovel
Patents Google Patents, Patent Lens, Derwent, more
Standards, Codes
ANSI, ASTM Standards, IEEEMADCAD (inc. international and state building codes)
Technical Reports NTIS (National Technical Information Service), OSTI SciTech Connect, NASA, Technical Reports Guide
Proquest Digital Dissertations, Cornell Dissertations (selected full-text from 1996)
World Library Catalogs