Below are some databases that all disciplines of engineering may find useful. There are also some suggestions for more specialist databases to use for particular engineering disciplines or subject areas:
A competitor to Web of Science, this is another highly respected large multidisciplinary database with similar content that includes contents from thousands of engineering and related discipline journals.
**There are temporary problems with Shibboleth access. In the meantime please follow the link to find the UCL specific Username/password** You will need to log in with your UCL username and password. Please select 'Shibboleth' then choose UCL from the list of institutions. Euromonitor International offers quality international market intelligence on industries, countries and consumers.
Financial information database, available on-site at SSEES Library only. Coverage includes equity indexes, unit trusts, bonds, interest rates, exchange rates and commodities, with tools for exploring historical trends, and relationships between time series.
Includes Compustat data. Access is via a WRDS account: select the Register tab, complete the Account Request form to create a username and password and wait for a confirmation access email (this can take a few days).
For UCL users only. Register on initial use from a UCL computer with your UCL email to create a username and password. Change between SNL Financial, Metals & Mining and Real Estate data by changing your ‘Current Profile’ within the ‘User Profile and Display Information’ in your user account. To search all modules, please use the Generalist profile.
Databases for Biochemical and Chemical Engineering
Chemical information system, covering chemical compounds, bibliographic data and chemical reactions. Includes the content of the three CrossFire databases: Beilstein, Gmelin and Patent Chemistry Database, producing a single results set.
On first use, go to the Scifinder registration page from a UCL networked computer to create a personal password. Once registered for SciFinder web you can log into your account from your smartphone via SciFinder Mobile whether on, or off-site and access the mobile friendly interface. SciFinder Mobile does not include all the functionality of the PC version.
Index of journal articles from the National Library of Medicine. Covers medicine, nursing, dentistry, veterinary medicine, the health care system, and the preclinical sciences. Includes EPub Ahead of Print citations.
Please view the instructions on how to see findit@UCL links in PubMed when offsite. PubMed is an index of biomedical literature, including all data from the Medline database from National Center for Biotechnology Information (NCBI) at the US National Library of Medicine (NLM).
Combines a comprehensive source of radiology references with a combination of high-quality images, classical diagnoses, and evidence-based clinical content. Contents include 72,000 x-ray, CT, MR, and ultrasound illustrations and images plus expert evidence-based content.
This database can be accessed by no more than 4 users at a time. Index of literature in the fields of physical and human geography, geology, oceanography, geomechanics, mineralogy, ecology and development studies.
Index of publications about concrete and its use in construction, accessed via the Construction Information Service. Covers books, journal articles, conference papers, standards and technical reports. Select Construction Information Service and then Concrete Society - The Reference Database.
Information on works of structural engineering, architecture or construction, from the Egyptians and Romans to the present day. Structurae deals mostly with bridges, tunnels, dams, skyscrapers, stadiums, towers, etc.
Brief descriptions of our subscribed data sources, divided by government websites, country data, historic data, other socio-economic sources, company and financial information, market research and geospatial & mapping. Top tips and further information is included on citing data and seeking help.