Engineering (Energy & Electronic) - Recommended Sources

There are a wide range of resources available to Engineering students beyond the obvious journals, databases and websites. Here we list a selection we think you could find helpful.

Audio Visual Resources

This fantastic resource has captured UK terrestrial TV and radio programmes from 1998 onwards for anyone in UK universities to watch for free. You can create playlists and clips to embed in presentations, as well as putting in requests for recording. Look out for all the useful documentaries. (Not available to anyone outside the UK.)

Containing over 1700 images from the archives and historic book collection of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers (IMechE) this resource charts the history of the Institution and of mechanical engineering, covering topics from railways to manufacturing, spanning the late 1800's to the late 1900's.

Books

AccessEngineering is a collection of critical, regularly updated engineering reference information. It includes instructional videos, interactive tables and charts, as well as personalization tools.

Includes a number of e-books on a range of energy related topics.

A collection of 53 e-books relating specifically to petroleum engineering/science but of potential wider interest to earth and environmental sciences.

A variety of reference works, including dictionaries, which tutors may well prefer to Wikipedia, and it even tells you how to set out a reference to what you find. Try out the 'Mind Map' option to see how your keyword links to others - useful for essay planning and dissertation work (use the arrow next to Basic Search to get to it).

This resource is an interdisciplinary module of regularly updated, peer reviewed ‘featured articles’ written by individuals or groups of experts in a particular field. The range of subject areas include Atmospheric Sciences, Bioscience, Energy and Natural Resources, Geoscience, Global Change, Hydrology and Oceanography. This contains Treatise of Geomorphology, Geophysics and Geochemistry.

This collection consists of 130 titles covering a wide range of earth science and geography topics e.g. Encyclopedia of Natural Hazards.

Health and Safety

• Barbour not in Discovery 

Barbour is a health and safety information service providing information sourced from over 900 providers. Information within it includes legislation, technical guides and best practice along with director level briefings and employee training guides. The legislation diary identifies all known upcoming changes in legislation relating to different health and safety topics.

Barbour site information: Barbour search hints and tips and library guide

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• OSH Update not in Discovery 

OSH UPDATE contains over 825,000 references and is regularly updated as new information is published from worldwide sources.This aggregation of 20 databases includes those from The Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents (RoSPA), UK Health and Safety Executive’s HSELINE, US NIOSHTICs , European Agency for Safety and Health at Work and MHAID – major hazards database. All industry sectors are covered e.g. agriculture, construction, engineering, fishing, manufacturing, mining, nuclear and offshore oil and gas. 

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Interactive tools

AccessEngineering is a collection of critical, regularly updated engineering reference information. It includes instructional videos, interactive tables and charts, as well as personalization tools.

• Knovel 

Knovel enables you to manipulate engineering data from a wide range of sources. In addition to full-text ebook content it also provides access to equations, materials and substances data, and interactive charts and graphs. Its materials database covers everything from mechanical to chemical properties data, corrosion data and material properties. Knovel provides interactive engineering tools that enable data analysis, and specialized data search and taxonomies that make it easy to discover answers to technical questions.

Library Guide to this resource is available.

This is a free tool that enables you to convert different units of measurement.

Standards

• British Standards Online  (in Library only) not in Discovery 

A database which provides details of tens of thousands of current, draft and withdrawn standards from the UK's national standards body, the British Standards Institution (BSI). 
A Library Guide to this resource is available. 
Use of the University of Portsmouth Library British Standards Online subscription is for educational purposes only.
Excessive downloading and printing of the material is prohibited. For more information on these restrictions please contact the library.

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• Esp@cenet not in Discovery 

Espacenet offers free access to more than 80 million patent documents worldwide, containing information about inventions and technical developments from 1836 to today.

Websites

• British Geological Survey not in Discovery 

• Oil and Gas UK not in Discovery 

• Society of Petroleum Engineers not in Discovery 

Your Subject Team

Timothy Collinson

Faculty Librarian

Email: timothy.collinson@port.ac.uk

Phone: (023) 9284 3224

Marie Smith

Assistant Faculty Librarian

Email: Marie.smith@port.ac.uk

Phone: (023) 9284 3339

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