Use Discovery - input your topic or the details of a journal article to search across most of the Library's resources
If you know the name of a Journal, enter the title here to check if it's available in the Library
To link through to a complete list of e-journals: A-Z list
Databases are specialist search engines that search for quality information, such as journals articles, in specific subject areas.
The databases below are listed in order of relevance for your subject. Hover over the title for a description and the icons to see what help is available.
For help searching the databases contact your Science and Engineering information team. Details on the Home page.
Did you know that as students you can use our Online Library and other resources for free?
Our Online Library is a great supplement to the university library, giving your engineering students another tool in their belt. They can become an IMechE affiliate member for free, and receive excellent benefits including:
• Free postal loan service for books and other library materials
• Study spaces in the library
• Access to the full text of 75,000 ebooks and ejournals
As a students all you need to do is:
1. Join the IMechE for free as an Affiliate member: Affiliate member:
2. Create a free account here
How to search the library
From one search, your students can find and access titles from a wide range of publishers.
View our video tutorial on how to use the Library Search:
The library includes access to these databases
Access and download all ASME journal papers published from 2000 onwards, plus all conference papers published since 2008
McGraw-Hill Access Engineering
700 of the world's best-known and most authoritative engineering handbooks
Great for automotive and aerospace material. Access all SAE papers from 1906 onwards (over 100,000 in total) and all SAE ground vehicle standards
Over 37,000 ebooks and 3,800 ejournals from Elsevier – some available directly (PDF download) and others on request
Basic evaluation takes into consideration an article's: