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 Science Citation Index on the Web of Science (WoS)platform. These two rival academic literature indexing tools do cover a lot of same ground. Having searched both databases expect to discover some duplicate citations.You will find more conference papers indexed by Scopus as Science Citation Index largely confines itself more to the highly-esteemed peer reviewed journal titles.
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.