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* Engineering: Databases
Primary guides for engineering students and researchers in all fields of engineering and technology
ScopusThis link opens in a new windowSCOPUS is an abstract and citation database of peer-reviewed literature: scientific journals, books and conference proceedings. Delivering a comprehensive overview of the world's research output in the fields of science, technology, medicine, social sciences, and arts and humanities, Scopus features smart tools to track, analyze and visualize research.
BIOSIS Previews and Biological Abstracts/RRMThis link opens in a new windowBIOSIS Previews and Biological Abstracts encompass the entire field of life sciences and provides comprehensive coverage of the world’s published biological and biomedical research. They include traditional areas of biology, such as botany, zoology and microbiology, as well as experimental, clinical and veterinary medicine, biotechnology, environmental studies, and agriculture. Interdisciplinary fields such as biochemistry, biophysics and bioengineering are also included.
Journal Citation Reports (JCR)This link opens in a new windowJournal Citation Reports® offers a systematic, objective means to critically evaluate the world's leading journals, with quantifiable, statistical information based on citation data. By compiling articles' cited references, JCR helps to measure research influence and impact at the journal and category levels, and shows the relationship between citing and cited journals. Find out the journal impact factor here!
Setting Up Search Alerts in Engineering Databases
If you have a research interest but not a lot of time to search the literature regularly, here is the easiest way to stay up to date. Every database lets you set up an account and when you do that you can set up automatic search alerts. Initially run a search in your database of choice. Once you fine-tune your search strategy and are seeing the results you want, save it as an alert. The database will send you results each time they update their database - each one is unique so read carefully so you know how often to expect results. They will email you any new article citations matching your search strategy. Easy peasy!