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Engineering literature searching handout

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Engineering literature searching handout

  1. 1. Information Services & SystemsISS Literature Search Training SessionNatural and Mathematical SciencesDivision of EngineeringUseful ResourcesUnless a web address is provided, the resources in this information sheet, andmany others, can be accessed from the log-in page for the University Portal,Onespace: http://onespace.kcl.ac.uk (Click the link for Databases on the right handside of the screen). ATHENS Athens is a system to access databases, e-journals and other ISS resources on or off campus. It is NOT a resource on its own, simply a gateway. To use Athens you need your Athens Username and Password Passwords can be reset by the ISS Enquiry Desks (or by contacting us by telephone: 020 7848 2430 or e-mail: issenquiry@kcl.ac.uk)ISS Databases (For searching for journal articles)• Web of Knowledge (including Web of Science and INSPEC)• IEEE Xplore• Sciverse / Scopus• ACM Portal• MathSciNet
  2. 2. • Zetoc (British Library Table of Contents Database)• OCLC FirstSearchOnline Journal Packages / Archives• Science Direct (search for Sciverse and click on the link at the top of the screen)• Springer Link• Wiley Online Library• InformaWorld• JSTOR• Cambridge Journals OnlineBusiness / Management Databases• Social Science Citation Index• Emerald management Xtra• InfoTrac Management Journals• Nexis News & Business• Management & Organisation Studies (Sage)• Management & Business Studies Portal (British Library)Free Databases (For searching for journal articles)• Compendex (http://www.engineeringvillage.com/)• Scitopia (http://www.scitopia.org)• Google Scholar (http://scholar.google.co.uk/)Pre-prints / E-prints / Open AccessarXiv.org (http://arxiv.org/) and Directory of Open Access (http://www.doaj.org/)Searching for books & using other libraries• King’s College ISS Catalogue (http://library.kcl.ac.uk/ or from the OneSpace log-in page)• Senate House Library Catalogue (http://catalogue.ulrls.lon.ac.uk/)• Access other London University Libraries (see the access agreement & information regarding the colleges and institutes) (http://www.london.ac.uk/libraries_agreement.html)• IET Library (http://www.theiet.org/about/libarc/)• British Library (http://searchbeta.bl.uk/) (and reader registration information http://www.bl.uk/reshelp/inrrooms/stp/register/stpregister.html)• COPAC (http://copac.ac.uk/)
  3. 3. • M25 Catalogue (http://www.inform25.ac.uk/Link/)Need help with ISS Resources?Your Information Specialist is Jamie HalsteadE-Mail: jamie.halstead@kcl.ac.uk

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