Information Sources Guide: Electronics and Electrical Engineering

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Information Sources Guide: Electronics and Electrical Engineering


You can search for books in the library by looking on the library catalogue: See reading lists online for books recommended for individual modules.


For a ‘google type search’ of all the resources available via the University of Bradford use Summon. See the quick guide:


Go to Library home page/ subject support/ Engineering/ Electronics and Electrical Engineering/ebook collections.

ebrary Academic Complete: ebrary Academic Complete offers 70,000+ eBooks in many different academic subject areas.

Knovel: Comprehensive eBook package with hundreds of engineering eBooks available.

Encyclopedias and Dictionaries

Dharma, P., Agrawal and Bin Xie (ed.) (2010) Encyclopedia on ad hoc and ubiquitous computing: theory and design of wireless ad hoc, sensor, and mesh networks.

Kaplan, S.M. (2004) Wiley electrical and electronics engineering dictionary.


To search for a specific title use the ‘journal title’ search in the library catalogue. Some examples of journals available:

IEEE Signal Processing Magazine.

IEEE Transactions on Pattern Analysis and Machine Intelligence.

IEEE Transactions on Industrial Electronics.

IEEE Transactions on Power Electronics.


Advanced Robotics.

Information Databases

Go to Library home page/ subject support/ Engineering/ Electronics and Electrical Engineering/ finding articles using databases.

ACM Digital Library: Access to the full-text of Association of Computing Machinery Journal, transactions, proceedings etc.

ASTM Standards and Engineering Digital library: Vast collection of industry-leading standards and technical engineering information, broad range of engineering disciplines.

Business Source Complete: Over 300 different titles related to engineering.

Engineering Village: Engineering Village is the most comprehensive database for engineering. You can search for journal articles, technical papers and conference proceedings. The material dates back to 1884.

IEEE Xplore® Digital Library: An excellent resource that provides indexing and full-text access to IEEE journal articles and conference proceedings.

Web of Knowledgesm: This has two very useful, scholarly, comprehensive databases within it: Web of Science and Journal Citation Index. Web of Science indexes peer reviewed journals. It is a good multi-disciplinary database.

ScienceDirect: Full-text access to over 2,000 peer reviewed journal titles.

Wiley Online Library: Access to over 4 million articles from 1500 journals, hundreds of reference works, laboratory protocols and databases.

Conference Proceedings

IEEE Xplore® Digital Library: Includes conference proceedings in full-text.

Web of Knowledgesm: Indexes proceedings of conferences.

British Library Integrated Catalogue: Has an index of UK conference proceedings.

Health and Safety

Barbour: Wide range of health and safety documentation, including legislation, regulations, standards and guidance.


BSO British Standards Online®: The library has access to all current British Standards in full-text via BSOnline. Eurocodes also included.

IEEE Standards: Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers are available through IEEEXplore.

ASTM Standards and Engineering Digital library: A vast collection of industry-leading standards and technical engineering information.

ITU: International telecommunications union: They allocate global radio spectrum and satellite orbits, develop the technical standards.


Espacenet Patent Search, Esp@cenet: Worldwide coverage from 63 different countries.

Theses and Research

EthOS (Electronic Theses Online Service): Look here to find UK PhD theses which have been digitalised. If Ethos is unable to supply you with the theses please ask and we might be able to get it via the Interlibrary Loans service.

Bradford Scholars: Bradford Scholars is an online service designed to host the full-text of research materials produced by staff and MPhil/PhD students at the University of Bradford.

Search the library catalogue for MSc dissertations.

Past Exam Papers

Past exam papers are available via Blackboard. To access them log into Blackboard and click on ‘Past Exam Papers’ under ‘Student Organisations’.

Professional Organisations

The Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET) – UK

Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) – US.

Email alerts

IEEE Xplore® Digital Library: This service has its own email alerting service.

Zetoc: Regular updates from the British Library.


If you need any further information or help using all the resources, please contact: Kirsty Carver: Subject Librarian for Engineering Room 1.5 Telephone: 01274 233374 Follow on Library feed: @LibraryUoB

Library language: words and definitions

A glossary of frequently used words in the library. Find the link from the Library home page and the subject support pages.

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