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AAPG Datapages Combined Publications

Publications of the American Association of Petroleum Geologists, including regional groups (Gulf Coast, Eastern, Canada).

Access Engineering (McGraw-Hill)

Over 1,600 engineering e-books, including Perry's Chemical Engineers Handbook and Schaum's Outlines. Includes online tutorials and DataVis, a tool that allows one to compare properties of hundreds of materials.

Access Science (McGraw-Hill)

Science and technology encyclopedia by McGraw-Hill. Besides articles includes biographies of well-known scientists, animations, videos, and curriculum maps.

ACM Digital Library

Full-text to all Association for Computing Machinery journals, transactions, magazines, and proceedings since 1947. 

ACSERS/NIST Phase Equilibria Diagrams

The American Ceramic Society (ACERS) and National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) publish over 23,000 phase diagrams. Note searching is case sensitive (i.e. Bi2O3, not bi2o3).


Citations to publications by the National Agricultural Library, AGRICOLA (AGRICultural OnLine Access), covering 1970 to present.

AGU digital library

Full-text to all journals (1896 to present) and books (1926 to present) published by the  American Geophysical Union.

Aerospace Research Database

Conference proceedings (1963 to the present) and journals (various date ranges) from the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics.

Created by Paul Ginsparg in 1991, arXiv is an archive of research papers in physics, mathematics, computer science, quantitative biology, quantitative finance, and statistics.

ASCE Research Library

Includes all American Society of Civil Engineers'  conference proceedings since 1998 and 38 ASCE journals since 1983. Also includes all ebooks and standards.

ASM Alloy Phase Diagrams

Includes 32,500 binary and ternary phase diagrams for over 6200 systems and is published by the American Society for Metals. We also have Phase Equilibria Diagrams from ACS.

ASM Handbooks

Includes 26 key online reference books published by the American Society for Metals.

ASME Digital Library

Full-text of journals (1960 to present), conferences (2002 to present), and e-books (1993 to present) published by the American Society of Mechanical Engineers.

ASTM Standards and Digital Library

Complete standards published by the American Society for Testing and Materials covering many engineering disciplines, plus ASTM journals, manuals, and special technical publications.

Begell Digital Library

Begell covers 45 peer-reviewed journals in engineering and biomedical sciences. Also includes e-books reference works Heat Exchanger Design Handbook and Thermopedia.

Biosis citation index

Premier biological database, covering 1926 to the present.


Thousands of full-text e-books and videos covering technology, programming, applications and the web.


Includes several chemical dictionaries, and the CRC handbook of chemistry and physics.


Compendex (Engineering Village) contains abstracts from engineering journals (and links to full text), conferences and technical reports from 1884 to the present. All fields of engineering are covered.

CRC Handbook of Chemistry & Physics

Searchable ready-reference resource of chemical and physical data

Data Citations Index

Access to research data from repositories in context with scholarly articles.

Derwent Innovations Index

Via Web of Science, Derwent includes patents and citation information from the world and US patent offices, 1963 to date.

Dissertations & Theses @ Cornell University and the Weill Medical College

Abstracts of Cornell and Weill Medical College dissertations; full text of those published after 2003.

Engineering village

Includes Compendex and INSPEC, comprehensive databases for engineering and physics from 1969 to date.

Engineering Case Studies
Alexander Street

Over 250 hours of streaming video covering 50 well-known case studies of engineering failures.

Essential Science Indicators

Identify significant trends in science, examine performance of authors, institutions, nations, and journals.NOTE: Click "continue without signing in" on right to login without registering.

Geological Society of America online

Provides full-text journals and ebooks (including Field Guides series) from the Geological Society of America.


Database of the American Geological Institute (AGI). Covers worldwide technical literature on geology and geophysics on North America since 1785 and other areas since 1933.

Google Patents

Includes full text U.S. patents (including drawings)  from 1790 to the present. Some international patents are also included.

Google Scholar

Google Scholar provides a way to search across all disciplines for scholarly literature, be it articles, books, theses, or preprints.

IEEE Xplore

Provides full-text access to IEEE transactions, IEEE and IEE journals, books, magazines, and conference proceedings published since 1988, and all current IEEE standards.


INSPEC indexes journals and conference proceedings, concentrating on electrical engineering, physics, information technology, and computers, 1969 to date.

International Tables for

Corresponds to the complete multi-volume print version. Includes data relevant to crystallographic research and to applications of crystallographic methods in all sciences concerned with the structure and properties of materials.

Journal citation reports

Web of Science evaluates 5,000 academic science journals using citation data and provides impact factors. 

Kirk-Othmer encyclopedia of chemical technology

Complete text of the multi-volume encyclopedia with articles on chemical substances covering properties, manufacture, and uses. Also focuses on industrial processes and unit operations in chemical engineering.

KMODDL (Kinematic Models for Digital Design Library) 

KMODDL is the Kinematics Models for Design Digital Library developed at Cornell University and includes the Reuleaux Collection of Mechanisms and Machines, an important collection of 19th-century machine elements held by the Sibley School of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering. It includes open access, multimedia resources for learning and teaching about kinematics - the geometry of pure motion - and the history and theory of machines.


Knovel features 2,000 reference ebooks in all fields of engineering.  Includes interactive tables, equation plotters, graph digitizers, and ability to export to Excel spreadsheets. Large database of materials property data.

Lyell Collection

Includes the full-text of the publications of the Geological Society of London, including all journals, special publications, and books.

MadCad codes

MAD CAD is an online collection  of building, electrical, mechanical, plumbing, fire, and maintenance codes.


Reviews and citations to the world's research literature in mathematics and statistics, from 1940 to the present.


Data sheets for over 115,000 metals, plastics, ceramics, and composites. Registration required for advanced searching.

Merck Index

Encyclopedia of chemical, drugs, and biological compounds published by the Royal Society of Chemistry.

Momentum Press

Hundreds of engineering ebooks, many designed for use in the classroom as an alternative to expensive textbooks.

Morgan & Claypool Digital Library of Engineering and computer science & Colloquium of Life Sciences

Contains over 400 lectures on AI, communication networks, electrical engineering, informatics, synthetic biology, and life sciences. Each book synthesizes an important research or development topic, authored by a prominent contributor to the field.

MRS online proceedings

Collection of all online proceedings papers from the Materials Research Society meetings.

NASA Technical Reports Server

NASA technical reports, images, and videos covering aeronautics and engineering from 1916 to the present.

National Technical Report Library (NTRL)

Repository of U.S. government-sponsored research results, the National Technical Reports Library (NTRL) offers 2.2 million titles, with links to over 700,000 corresponding digitized full-text technical reports.


Online library relating to the oil and gas exploration and production industry. Contains publications by many professional societies, including the American Petroleum Institute, American Rock Mechanics Association, and Society of Petroleum Engineers.


Contains all journals and conference proceedings published by the Optical Society of America.

OSTI (Office of Science and Technology) SciTech Connect

Full-text OSTI and Department of Energy (DOE) research and development in physics, chemistry, materials, biological energy technologies, and environmental sciences.

Patent Lens

Free patent database to ten million patent documents from US, Europe, Australia, and World Intellectural Property Organization (WIPO).

Perry's Chemical Engineers' Handbook

Featuring 2,700 pages and 1900 illustrations, Perry's Handbook is a comprehensive source for the newest developments, advances, achievements, and methods in the field of chemical engineering.

Phase Equilibria Diagrams (ACS)

Includes over 23,000 phase diagrams for chemical compounds published by ACS and NIST. Note searching is case sensitive, Bi2O3, not bi2o3.

ProQuest Dissertations and theses

Includes over 2 million entries to doctoral dissertations and masters theses from 1861 to the present. Dissertations from 1980 forward include abstracts. Some are in PDF full-text.


Provides access to over 16 million citations from the U.S. National Library of Medicine's MEDLINE database and other life science journals for biomedical articles back to the 1950s.


Search chemical compounds, bibliographic data and chemical reactions housed in the Beilstein, Gmelin and Patent Chemistry Databases.

SAE Mobilus

The Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE)  Mobilus platform provides access to SAE Technical Papers (1906-present) and eBooks (1990-present) covering research in all areas of mobility engineering.

Safety Data Sheets Safety Data Sheets (formerly MSDS) can be found in several free collections, see this site for links and FAQ.


Scopus is a large abstract and citation database of peer-reviewed literature: scientific journals, books and conference proceedings. Delivers a comprehensive overview of the world's research output in the fields of science, technology, medicine, social sciences, and arts and humanities.

SIAM Publications Online

Access to online journals and e-books published by the Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics.


Chemical Abstracts and Chemical Registry files indexing chemical information from over 100 years of journals, books, patents, conference proceedings, technical reports, dissertations and reference works. Search by chemical structure, name or keyword. First time users need to register at


Provides full-text access to journals published and distributed by the American Institute of Physics and its member societies.

SPIE Digital Library

SPIE (Society of Photo optical Instrumentation Engineers) Digital Library provides full-text access to e-books, conference proceedings, and journal articles in the field of optics and photonics research from 1962 to present.


Provides access to over 65,000 ebooks from 1842 to the present. Also includes journals, book series, eReferences, and Protocols. 

Springer Materials the Landolt-Börnstein database

SpringerMaterials is based on the Landolt-Börnstein New Series, the Dortmund Data Bank Software & Separation Technology (a database on thermophysical properties), and the Linus Pauling Files (a database on inorganic solid phases and chemical safety data).

TRID Transportation Research Database

World's largest transportation research database. Combines records from Transportation Research Information Services (TRIS) and the OECD's Joint Transport Research Centre's International Transport Research Documentation (ITRD) database from 1923 to the present. Some have links to full-text.

Ullmann's Encyclopedia of Industrial Chemistry

Online encyclopedia including 1,000 articles detailing the science and technology in all areas of industrial chemistry. 

Earth, Atmospheric and Aquatic Science Database (formerly Water Resources Abstracts)

EAASD now also includes Meteorological and Geoastrophysical Abstracts and Acquatic Sciences and Fisheries Abstracts. Contains some full-text journal articles, conference proceedings, and technical reports on water, meteorology, acquatic science and fisheries, and environmental geology. Indexes publications from over 50 water research centers and institutes.

Web of Science

Web of Science Core Collection provides access citation databases in all subjects, with coverage from 1900 to the present. Find highly cited articles and key authors and journals on your topic/field.

Wiley Interscience

Over 18,0000 ebooks in full text. Wiley also includes thousands of ejournals.