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E-Books

Safari Books Online

A collection of more than 32,000 technology, creative, and business books from leading publishers. Please sign in using your Cranfield email address.

SpringerLink eBook Collection

Provides access to purchased eBooks in the areas of computer science, engineering, business and management, mathematics and materials science.

E-Journals

ABI Inform (ProQuest)

Major management database featuring thousands of journals, dissertations, key business periodicals, country- and industry-focused reports, and downloadable data. Includes ABI-INFORM Trade and Industry: publications on every major industry, including finance, insurance, transportation and construction.

EBSCOhost research databases

Offers a broad range of full text and bibliographic databases designed for research including: Business Source Complete, E-Journals, eBook Collection, Environment Complete, ERIC, GreenFile, MEDLINE, PsycINFO, and Regional Business News.

Emerald Insight

Full text journals in management, information services, engineering, applied science and technology.

Exporters Almanac, includes Kompass corporate database

The Exporters Almanac provides a single point of reference for the vast majority of the information that you need to develop your export effort, including the Kompass directory containing details on 11 million companies. Most of the content is freely available but the Premium content, including Kompass directory, is restricted to on-campus only.​

IBISWorld

Full text access to UK, US and Global industrial reports in a broad range of areas including water supply, transportation, manufacturing and defence. The majority of reports are updated three or more times a year and additional reports will be added as available. IBISWorld provides the only available source of industry research for many industries. *Requires registration upon first access

IHS Jane's Defence Equipment and Technology

Data, information and analysis on the air, land, naval and joint defence platforms, weapons and systems in service and under development around the world. Its content underpins market-leading products such as Jane’s All the World’s Aircraft. Access to Data Analytics is also available, including specifications analysis. Register via the site for an individual account in order to save searches and request RFID feeds.

ScienceDirect

Full text journals published by Elsevier mainly in the field of science and technology. Also contains individual Elsevier eBooks that have been purchased by Cranfield University Libraries.

Sustainable Organization Library

The Sustainable Organization Library (SOL) 2013 is an online library of books and journal issues focused on sustainability and social responsibility, drawn from a number of partner publishers including Greenleaf Publishing, Practical Action Publishing and Peter Lang. SOL contains approximately 380 volumes (books, journal themed issues and journal issues) and 5500 papers.

Taylor and Francis Online

Full text journals published by Taylor and Francis in the areas of science, technology and social sciences. (We do not have access to most Taylor & Francis eBooks).

Wiley Online Library

Full text journals from Wiley-Blackwell covering science, technology, forensics, business and management, computer science, education, engineering, law, and mathematics.

E-papers and Reports

INCOSE Connect Product Area

Provides links to shared INCOSE documents, including the INCOSE Systems Engineering Handbook and INCOSE symposium papers via Wiley Online Library. **You will need to register for an INCOSE CAB account. Go to www.incose.org > click 'Join Us' > 'Join as an Associate Member Employee/Student' > Enter your Name and Cranfield email address > select Cranfield University > fill out form > select membership type: Associate Member > complete form. Any problems, contact helpdesk@incose.org

Indexes

Scopus

A large multidisciplinary abstract and indexing database that provides access to over 20,000 peer-reviewed titles, including 2,800 gold open access journals, from more than 5,000 international publishers. Scopus indexes more than 50,000 books, 6.5 million conference papers and 24 million patents from five patent offices.

Recommended Websites

Acquisition Operating Framework

The AOF provides a structured source of information, policy, guidance and instruction on procurement for the UK MOD and Industry partners. This tool governs and controls the way the UK MoD conducts acquisition processes and has replaced the Acquisition Management System (AMS).

UK Defence Standardization

The DStan organisation develops and communicates UK MOD standardization policies, defence standards, procedures and guidance on standardization issues. Copies of electronic and hard copy versions of all extant UK Defence Standards are available from DStan. *Some may be charged for. If Barrington Library members require a defence standard which is not free, please contact your Barrington Library team.

Standards and Patents

British Standards Online

Access British Standards and ISOs. To set up search alert notifications for this resource, contact us to sign up for an individual account.