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Library Databases

Bibliographic databases subscribed to by QUT Library of high value to VRES scholars

Databases typically searched by advanced scholars

Advanced scholars researching a topic in science and technology or a cross-disciplinary / trans-disciplinary topic will typically search both Scopus and Web of Science platforms. These two rival search tools index very large datasets of academic literature. Having searched both databases expect to discover some duplicate results.

Engineering researchers will often fine-tune their search scope by searching the Engineering Village platform, which hosts both the Compendex and the Inspec databases, as well as GeoRef, which indexes literature in the earth sciences.

Search Compendex for all engineering topics whereas Inspec (produced by The IET in the UK) maintains a strong focus on electrical, mechanical  and manufacturing / production engineering, computers and control, applied physics and applied mathematics.      

Browse the library's complete listing of subscribed databases that have categorized by broad discipline area.

Subjects: Architecture and built environment, Engineering / Aerospace engineering, Engineering / Chemical process engineering, Engineering / Civil engineering, Engineering / Computer and software systems engineering, Engineering / Electrical engineering, Engineering / Mechanical engineering, Engineering / Mechatronics engineering, Engineering / Medical engineering
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