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EG5911R Information Literacy Skills for Research (Engineering): Tools

Tools

Major Engineering Databases

 

Scopus

Web of Science

Engineering Village

IEEE Xplore

Description

Scopus Covers scientific, engineering, technical, medical, social sciences, arts and humanities fields. Has over 60 million records from over 5,000 publishers from around the world. It covers peer-reviewed journals; selected articles from trade journals; book serials; non-serial books (monographs, edited volumes, major reference works, and graduate level text books); conference papers from nearly worldwide events; patents from five patent offices. Updated daily. Scopus does citation tracking. A researcher can find out how many times a particular article has been cited.

Web of Science is one of the largest multidisciplinary index covering literature from sciences, social sciences, and arts and humanities. It indexes scholarly journals, books, conference proceedings, and patents. It offers the option to find the Hot and Highly Cited papers, the most impactful papers within a subject field.

Engineering Village is the essential research database for engineering literature from journals, conferences proceedings, patents, e-books, and many more. In a single interface, you could simultaneously search across four databases, namely Compendex, Inspec, NTIS and GeoBase. The thesauri on Engineering Village contains the controlled vocabulary used to index articles in the Compendex, Inspec and GEOBASE databases. This enables consistent and precise search and retrieval.

IEEE Xplore provides full-text access to more than three-million full-text documents from some of the world's most highly cited publications in electrical engineering, computer science and electronics. Including journals, eBooks, magazines, standards and conference proceedings published since 1988.

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Database Type

Citation and abstract

Citation and abstract

Citation and abstract

Full-text

Types of Sources

Journals, conference papers, books, book series, patents

Journals, conference proceedings, books

Journals, conference proceedings, e-books, book series, patents, dissertations, trade magazines, government reports and documents

Journals, conference proceedings, books, e-books, magazines, standards

Subject Areas

Physical Sciences, Life Sciences, Health Sciences

Physical Sciences, Life Sciences, Health Sciences, Social Sciences, Arts & Humanities

Physical Sciences, Life Sciences

Physical Sciences

Thesaurus

No

No

Yes

No

No. of Journals

>24000

>34385

Compendex: 3945

GEOBASE: 2113

Inspec: >5000

NTIS: >240 (US and international
government agencies)

>195

Time Coverage

1823 -

1800 -

Compendex: 1970 -

GEOBASE: 1974 -

Inspec: 1969 -

NTIS:1899 -

1872

Update Frequency

Daily

Weekly

Weekly

2 times/week

Citation Analysis

Yes

Yes

No

Yes

 

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