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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: (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: 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 (• Scitopia (• Google Scholar ( / E-prints / Open ( and Directory of Open Access ( for books & using other libraries• King’s College ISS Catalogue ( or from the OneSpace log-in page)• Senate House Library Catalogue (• Access other London University Libraries (see the access agreement & information regarding the colleges and institutes) (• IET Library (• British Library ( (and reader registration information• COPAC (
  3. 3. • M25 Catalogue ( help with ISS Resources?Your Information Specialist is Jamie HalsteadE-Mail: