Subject guide Engineering and Technology

This subject guide contains tips on where to search for information within engineering and technology.

Search guide

The library's search guide contains information on how and where to search for articles, books and other publications for your assignment or thesis. You are guided through the four steps of information retrieval: how to plan your search, how to conduct it, how to find material and, finally, how to evaluate your search results.

Databases

Databases and articles

Use the library's databases to search for publications on a specific topic from many different sources at once. Databases may contain abstracts and full text of journal articles, conference papers, reports and more.

  • You can search our databases and journals when you are off-campus, either via our database links or via the University Remote desktop.
    To the library's database page
  • Databases covering engineering and technology
    Use these databases to find papers in engineering and technology.
  • ASCE - Civil engineering database (CEDB)
    Contains references and abstracts of publications from the American Society of Civil Engineers.
  • GreenFILE
    Contains references and abstracts of publications in environmental science. Follow the links to access full text.
  • IEEE Xplore
    Contains journals articles, conference papers and standards published by IEEE, mainly in electronics and computer science.
  • Inspec
    Contains references and abstracts of publications in technology, physics, electronics, computer science and information technology. Follow the links to access full text.
  • SciTEch Connect
    Documents from the US Department of Energy and associated organizations.
  • Scopus
    Contains references and abstracts of journal articles, conference papers and other publications in many different subjects. Follow the links to access full text. Scopus also contains citation information, which means that you can search for a specific paper or author to see papers in Scopus that have cited it.
  • Web of Science
    Contains references and abstracts of journal articles, conference papers and other publications in every subject. Follow the links to access full text. Web of Science also contains citation information, which means that you can search for a specific paper or author to see papers in Web of Science that have cited it.
  • Meta search
    Discovery and Google Scholar are search tools that can be used to make a broad search in many databases at once.
  • Discovery
    Discovery is an integrated search service which covers many of the library's subscribed databases. Follow the links to access full text. Refine your search to Academic journals to find articles published in peer-reviewed journals.
  • Google Scholar
    Google Scholar is a web search engine that indexes free academic web resources as well as many publishers' journal archives. Use the library's Google Scholar link to get full text links for journals that the library subscribes to.
  • CORE
    Search for freely available articles, reports and other research output in open repositories.
Journals

Use the library's journal list to browse specific journals or to find articles based on a reference. The list covers both print and electronic journals.

Books
  • If you cannot find the book in our catalogue, search for it in the Swedish national library catalogue Libris. In Libris you will find books, dissertations and other materials from Swedish university and research libraries.
    To Libris
  • E-books
    E-books are digital versions of books, which you can read on computers, mobile phones or tablets. You can read and download the books from home, if you log in with your user account first. You don't need a library card to read our e-books.
    How to search for and open e-books
Student essays and dissertations
Law text
  • Contains Swedish law texts, commentary volumes, English law translations, the Legal English Dictionary and Swedish law journals and e-books.
Standards
  • IEEE Xplore
    Standards published by IEEE, mainly in electronics and computer science.
  • SIS
    Standards from Swedish, European and international standards organisations. If you cannot access a standard in full text, you can suggest an addition to the library's subscription.
Patents
  • Espacenet
    International patent database from the European Patent Office (EPO). Includes national and international patents as well as patent applications.
Statistics
  • Statistics Sweden
    Official statistics from Statistics Sweden and 26 other Swedish authorities.

More information about searching and writing

Search help

You can ask all kinds of questions about information searching at the library's information desk.

  • If you are working on a thesis or report and need more help, you can make an appointment for guidance in information searching.
    Book a librarian
Writing and referencing
Contact

Karin Meyer Lundén

E-post: Karin.Meyer@hig.se
Telefon: 026-64 89 19

Maria Ebervik

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Telefon: 026-64 85 36

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