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E-Books

Knovel

Collection of science and engineering eBooks (includes aerospace and radar) with interactive tables, graphs and spreadsheets. OFFSITE ACCESS: Please search for Institution - Cranfield University, enter your Cranfield username and password.

Safari Books Online

A collection of more than 32,000 technology, creative, and business books from leading publishers. *Allows access to only 5 concurrent users.

SpringerLink eBook Collection

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

E-Journals

American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) Digital Collection

Includes full-text access to conference proceedings from 2008 onwards and all journal titles from first available issue onwards, including: Engineering for Gas Turbines and Power, Journal Manufacturing Science Engineering, Journal of Applied Mechanics, Journal of Tribology, Journal Dynamic Systems Measurement Control, Journal of Engineering Materials and Technology and Journal of Fluids Engineering.

ASTM Compass

​A vast collection of industry-leading standards and technical engineering information created by the world’s top technical experts, covering a broad range of engineering disciplines, including: aerospace, biomedical, chemical, civil, environmental, geological, health and safety, industrial, materials science, mechanical, nuclear, petroleum, soil science, and solar engineering.

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.

IEEE Xplore

Full text access to the IBM Journal of Research & Development, IET (formerly IEE) and IEEE journals, transactions and conference proceedings from 1998 onwards, and select content from 1872. Also includes all current IEEE standards.

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.

IMechE Journals - Current

Full-text journals from Professional Engineering Publishing. the titles provided are: The International Journal of Engine Research; The Journal of Strain Analysis, and Parts A-O of the Proceedings of the IMechE. For older copies of these journals please see the IMechE Archive.

IMechE Proceedings Archive 1847-1996

Full text pdf papers of the Proceedings of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers from 1847 to 1996. Also provides full-text of the Proceedings of the Institution of Automobile Engineers 1906-1947, the Journal of the Institution of Locomotive Engineers 1911-1970, the Journal of Mechanical Engineering Science 1959-1982, and Engineering in Medicine 1971-1988. For more recent copies of these journals, please see IMechE Journals 1997-Current.

IngentaConnect

Details of articles from over 13,500 publications from many different publishers, covering areas of engineering and the sciences. Some full-text availability, including access to the Brill Journal Archive (full-text Brill journals up to 1999).

SAE Mobilus

Access over 44,000 technical papers from the SAE, from 1998 onwards. Previously called SAE Digital Library.

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.

SPIE Digital Library

Provides access to more than 275,000 technical papers from SPIE Journals and Conference Proceedings from 1990 to the present in the fields of optics and photonics. Includes access to the SPIE Digital Library eBook Collection and the full SPIE Digital LIbrary.

SpringerLink

Over 580 journals about health, science and mathematics plus thousands of engineering eBooks. Also includes index to Brill journals (not full text).

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

ESDU

This database provides access to continually 'last updated' engineering validated data sheets. The information is sub-divided into specific areas relating to aerospace, mechanical, structural and chemical engineering.

Images

Defence Image Database

Browseable and searchable database of armed forces images. May be limited by Army, Navy or Air Force if required. Material is Crown copyright and limited to use for research or private use.

Imperial War Museum Collections Online

Photographs, film and video, works of art and audio extracts plus essays on major historical themes of the twentieth century. Arranged thematically.

Indexes

AERADE

Free, internet-based collection of over 4000 quality assessed resources worldwide. The resources are selected, evaluated, regularly monitored and last updated by subject specialists from Cranfield University. Each resource is described so that you can assess its potential value to you before you visit it.

AULIMP

The Air University Library Index to Military Periodicals (AULIMP) is a free, web-based service provided by the Defense Technical Information Service (DTIC). It contains citations to articles in English language military journals, concentrating particularly on management and the sociological aspects of the armed forces. There are links to full text electronic journals available on the internet including Army Logistician, Engineer, Joint Force Quarterly, Parameters, Signal and Soldiers.

DTIC Online

Unclassified reports added to the Defense Technical Information Centre. Previously known as STINET.

NTIS

Abstracts of US government-funded scientific, technical, engineering and business related information. Hosted by the United States Department of Commerce.

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.

TRL Publications

Searchable index of publications from the Transport Research Laboratory (TRL).

Web of Science

The Web of Science covers many disciplines in the areas of engineering, science and the humanities, and provides access to the Web of Science, ISI Proceedings, MEDLINE and Journal Citation Reports (JCR).

Recommended Websites

Army-Technology.com

Lists current industry/defence projects and links to contractors' web sites.

National Academies Press

Provides free access to more than 4,000 National Academies Press PDFs in the areas of science, health and technology

Reliability Engineering Resource Website, weibull.com

Provides subject guides, eBooks, research papers and handbooks on the subject of reliability engineering, reliability theory and reliability data analysis and modeling.

SearchMil.com

A web site that indexes over one million military web pages and ranks them in order of popularity.

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.

European Patent Office

Worldwide patents searchable by subject, person or organisation. Gives patent number, date, inventor and a descriptive abstract.

EverySpec

Free access to 47,000+ Military, DoD, Federal, NASA, DOE, and Government specifications, standards, and handbooks.

IHS Aerospace & Defense Standards

Full text military specifications and abstracts of other defence standards. To access, click "User Login" and select "IHS Standards Expert". You will also need to register for a free personal account.

US Patents

Full text US patents and published applications. Patents from 1790 to 1975 are searchable only by Patent Number and Current US Classification. From 1976 they are searchable by all fields. Note: images will be read-only unless your pc has the appropriate TIFF reader. For more information, see http://www.uspto.gov/patft/help/images.htm
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