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Finding Articles, Conference Papers, and Patents

The following online databases contain journal articles, conference proceedings,and patent resources for engineering and other disciplines.  These databases are accessible to SMU only.

  • Engineering Village
    The most comprehensive index to engineering literature, from thousands of engineering journals and conference proceedings.
  • IEEE Xplore
    This database maintained by the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers provides full-text access to IEEE transactions, IEE and IEEE journals, and magazines. Includes access to IEEE standards, IEEE/Wiley e-books and most conference proceedings.
  • CE (Civil Engineering) Database  
    Description: Abstracts and indexes journals, conference proceedings, books, standards, manuals, magazines and newsletters published by the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE). Subject areas covered include: aerospace engineering, architectural engineering, bridges, cold regions, computing practices, construction, earthquake engineering, education, engineering mechanics, environmental engineering, forensic engineering, geotechnical engineering, highways, hydrology, hydraulics, irrigation and drainage, management, materials engineering, structural engineering, transportation, urban planning, water resources, and ocean engineering. over 200,000 records of all publications by American Society of Civil Engineers.
  • ACM (Association for Computing Machinery) Digital Library
    Full text of every article ever published by ACM and
    bibliographic citations from major publishers in computing.
  • Computer Source
    Full text for nearly 300 publications, covering topics such as computer science, programming, artificial intelligence, cybernetics, information systems, robotics, and software. In addition, this database offers indexing and abstracts (no full text) for another 450 publications.
  • Patents Real Fast
    Patents Real Fast is a search tool that enables researchers to find patent information on the Web quickly and easily. Patents Real Fast has developed a sophisticated text parsing tool (PRF Query) to identify patent keywords from a related text, such as an existing patent, draft description, claim or product brochure. PRF Query then automatically builds query scripts for the major patent search web sites to enable searchers to find information from these sites faster than if they started on these sites:
    1. The United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO)
    2. Google Patents
    3. Google Scholar
    4. Google Search
    5. FreePatentsOnline (FPO)

    SMU affiliates must register to access Patents Real Fast.
  • Web of Science
    Web of Science is a powerful database that allows you to track research through citations, as well as analyze results to identify key authors or funding sources. For help with the more advanced features, consult your librarian.

Finding Books

Most current science, engineering and technology titles purchased by CUL are in electronic form.

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Background Information

Encyclopedias and handbooks can be a good way to get an overview of your research topic.  Here is a sampling of some of our e-format reference resources.  

Cover Art
Springer Handbook of Lasers and Optics - Frank Träger (Editor); Frank Träger (Editor)
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ISBN: 9780387304205
Publication Date: 2007-01-01


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