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Aero / Auto Chemical and Materials Engineering

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This guide is where you can find out about Library resources relevant to Aero/Auto, Chemical, Materials and Bio-Engineering.

Engineers need to work with quality and validated information materials. Very often you need niche search engines to locate this kind of information. If you don’t know what these niche search engines are, read on via the tabs at the top!

 

 

Search engines for AAE

  • Library catalogue  Find books and journals held by Loughborough University Library.

Niche search engines: (download the VPN client to search off campus)

  • AIAA meeting papers  Collection of papers presented at AIAA conferences on every aspect of aerospace.
  • SAE MOBILUS  Covers the aerospace, automotive and commercial vehicle industries.
  • NASA  Aerospace-related scientific and technical information created or funded by NASA.
  • ESDU validated engineering data  Data and software tools to help solve complex Aerospace, Automotive, Mechanical, Structural and Process Engineering problems and enable better decision making during engineering design.
  • Dieselnet  Technical and business information on diesel engines, fuels and emissions.

Specialised multidisciplinary: (download the VPN client to search off campus)

  • British Standards online select Institutional login, enter Athens details. A standard is an agreed way of doing something e.g.making a product, managing a process or delivering a service. Our subscription covers BS standards and BS EN ISO standards.
  • Business Source Complete  Covers all disciplines of business, including marketing, management, finance, economics and industry news.                                                                                                                          
  • Compendex  Covers 190 engineering disciplines and applied science.
  • Espacenet patents  A patent document provides technical details of an invention together with any associated legal information e.g. protection rights. Patent information provides answers to questions such as What technologies and products will be entering the market in the next few years? Are any new solutions for technical problems emerging? Who is coming up with innovative ideas? 
  • IBISWorld market research reports  Key statistics and analysis on market characteristics. operating conditions, current and forecast performance, major industry participants and more.
  • IEEE Xplore  Covers Aerospace, Automotive, Biomedical Engineering, Computer Science, Electrical and Electronics Engineering, Power & Energy, Industrial Engineering, Robotics, Transportation and more. 
  • Mintel market research reports  Market reports on a range of sectors including automotive, travel and leisure industries in the UK.
  • Nexis news  Industry, company, people and country news from around the world. 
  • Scopus  Interdisciplinary scientific data and literature from around the world. 
  • Statista Market research and consumer data
  • Web of Science  Covers a variety of disciplines includign engineering, materials sciences, natural sciences. life sciences, biomedical and health sciences.       

Search engines for Chemical Engineering

  • Library catalogue  Find books and journals held by Loughborough University Library.

Niche databases: (download the VPN client to search off campus)

  • PubMed  Covers life and health sciences, biomedicine, behavioral sciences, chemical sciences and bioengineering.            
  • SciFinder Scholar (Complete the online registration form from on campus. You will then receive a confirmation email before you can begin searching SciFinder Scholar).            Organic and inorganic chemistry, biochemistry, applied and physical chemistry, biology, medicine, engineering, material science and more. 

Specialised multidisciplinary: (download the VPN client to search off campus)

  • British Standards online select Institutional login, enter Athens details. A standard is an agreed way of doing something e.g.making a product, managing a process or delivering a service. Our subscription covers BS standards and BS EN ISO standards. 
  • Business Source Complete  Covers all disciplines of business, including marketing, management, finance, economics and industry news.                                                                                                                                                                                                                 
  • Compendex  Covers 190 engineering disciplines and applied science.
  • Espacenet patents  A patent document provides technical details of an invention together with any associated legal information e.g. protection rights. Patent information provides answers to questions such as What technologies and products will be entering the market in the next few years? Are any new solutions for technical problems emerging? Who is coming up with innovative ideas?  
  • IBISWorld market research reports  Key statistics and analysis on market characteristics. operating conditions, current and forecast performance, major industry participants and more.
  • Mintel market research reports  Market reports on a range of sectors including automotive, travel and leisure industries in the UK.
  • Nexis news  Industry, company, people and country news from around the world.
  • Scopus  Interdisciplinary scientific data and literature from around the world. 
  • Statista Market research and consumer data
  • Web of Science   Covers a variety of disciplines includign engineering, materials sciences, natural sciences. life sciences, biomedical and health sciences.

Online encyclopedias:

      • Kirk Othmer Encyclopedia of Chemical Technology  Covers chemical substances - including their properties, manufacturing and uses, industrial processes and unit operations in chemical engineering, environmental and health issues concerning chemical technology.
      • Ullmann’s Encyclopedia of Industrial Chemistry  Covers chemical and life science engineering, advanced materials, pharmaceuticals, polymers and plastics, metals and alloys, biotechnology and biotechnological products, food chemistry, process engineering and unit operations, analytical methods, environmental protection and more.

Search engines for Materials

  • Library catalogue  Find books and journals held by Loughborough University Library.

Niche databases: (download the VPN client to search off campus)

  • ASTM standards  Standards produced by the American Society for Testing and Materials. Covers metals, paints, plastics, textiles, petroleum, construction, energy, the environment, consumer products, medical services, devices and electronics, advanced materials and more.  
  • SciFinder Scholar (Complete the online registration form from on campus. You will then receive a confirmation email before you can begin searching SciFinder Scholar). Organic and inorganic chemistry, biochemistry, applied and physical chemistry, biology, medicine, engineering, material science and more. 

Specialised multidisciplinary: (download the VPN client to search off campus)

  • British Standards online select Institutional login, enter Athens details. A standard is an agreed way of doing something e.g.making a product, managing a process or delivering a service. Our subscription covers BS standards and BS EN ISO standards. 
  • Business Source Complete  Covers all disciplines of business, including marketing, management, finance, economics and industry news.  
  • Compendex  Covers 190 engineering disciplines and applied science.  
  • Espacenet patents  A patent document provides technical details of an invention together with any associated legal information e.g. protection rights. Patent information provides answers to questions such as What technologies and products will be entering the market in the next few years? Are any new solutions for technical problems emerging? Who is coming up with innovative ideas?    
  • IBISWorld market research reports  Key statistics and analysis on market characteristics. operating conditions, current and forecast performance, major industry participants and more.
  • Mintel market research reports  Market reports on a range of sectors including automotive, travel and leisure industries in the UK.
  • Nexis news  Industry, company, people and country news from around the world.
  • Scopus  Interdisciplinary scientific data and literature from around the world. 
  • Statista Market research and consumer data  
  • Web of Science  Covers a variety of disciplines includign engineering, materials sciences, natural sciences. life sciences, biomedical and health sciences.

Search engines for Bioengineering

  • Library catalogue  Find books and journals held by Loughborough University Library.

Niche databases: (download the VPN client to search off campus)

  • ASTM standards  Standards produced by the American Society for Testing and Materials. Covers metals, paints, plastics, textiles, petroleum, construction, energy, the environment, consumer products, medical services, devices and electronics, advanced materials and more.
  • Medline  Excellent resource for biomedical literature.    
  • SciFinder Scholar (Complete the online registration form from on campus. You will then receive a confirmation email before you can begin searching SciFinder Scholar). Organic and inorganic chemistry, biochemistry, applied and physical chemistry, biology, medicine, engineering, material science and more. 

Specialised multidisciplinary: (download the VPN client to search off campus)

  • British Standards online select Institutional login, enter Athens details. A standard is an agreed way of doing something e.g.making a product, managing a process or delivering a service. Our subscription covers BS standards and BS EN ISO standards. 
  • Business Source Complete  Covers all disciplines of business, including marketing, management, finance, economics and industry news.  
  • Compendex  Covers 190 engineering disciplines and applied science.  
  • Espacenet patents  A patent document provides technical details of an invention together with any associated legal information e.g. protection rights. Patent information provides answers to questions such as What technologies and products will be entering the market in the next few years? Are any new solutions for technical problems emerging? Who is coming up with innovative ideas?    
  • IBISWorld market research reports  Key statistics and analysis on market characteristics. operating conditions, current and forecast performance, major industry participants and more.
  • IEEE Xplore  Covers Aerospace, Automotive, Biomedical Engineering, Computer Science, Electrical and Electronics Engineering, Power & Energy, Industrial Engineering, Robotics, Transportation and more. 
  • Mintel market research reports  Market reports on a range of sectors including automotive, travel and leisure industries in the UK.
  • Nexis news  Industry, company, people and country news from around the world.
  • Scopus  Interdisciplinary scientific data and literature from around the world. 
  • Statista Market research and consumer data  
  • Web of Science  Covers a variety of disciplines includign engineering, materials sciences, natural sciences. life sciences, biomedical and health sciences.