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E-Books

Knovel

Collection of science and engineering eBooks (includes aerospace and radar) with interactive tables, graphs and spreadsheets.

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.

E-Journals

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.

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).

ScienceDirect

Full text articles from Elsevier in the field of science and technology.

Springer Protocols

Contains the full-text of over 28,000 life science protocols (Introduction, Materials, Methods, and Notes) from Methods in Molecular Biology, Methods in Biotechnology, Methods in Molecular Medicine, Methods in Pharmacology and Toxicology and Neuromethods. We have access to the volumes published between 1980-2012.

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 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.

Indexes

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.

SciFinder Scholar

Only available on-campus with an individual username & password, SciFinder Scholar, produced by the Chemical Abstract Service, is a key tool for academic scientific research in the fields of chemistry and life science. It provides references from over 9,500 currently published journals and patents from over 50 active patent issuing authorities. SciFinder Scholar also contains the world's largest collection of organic and inorganic substance information. SciFinder is only available to Cranfield University staff and students for their academic research. If you are interested in signing up for an account please email the Library Service Desk (library.barrington@cranfield.ac.uk) or use the 'Ask a Librarian' button.

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.

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).

Library Catalogues

Open Research Online - Open University

The Open University repository of research publications and other output from 2001 to date. The resource is searchable and by academic unit/department, interdisciplinary research centre and year.

Professional Institutions

Institution of Structural Engineers

Website of the professional body which charters structural engineers.

Recommended Websites

BASE : The Search Engine

Search engine for scientifically relevant web resources created by Bielefeld University Library, Germany.

ChemSpider

Free service providing access to millions of chemical structures, their properties, patents, articles and commercial suppliers, as well as integration to other online services.

DOAJ Directory of Open Access Journals

A directory of quality controlled open access journals in all scholarly and scientific subject areas. Contains over 2500 titles. These journals do not impose an embargo period but some may require free online registration.

Research Professional

News and funding information for research professionals. Includes research funding opportunities, sponsors, news, and jobs. Also gives access to the full-text publication Research Fortnight. Sign up for a personal log-in to set up your own alerts in chosen subject areas, receive regular newsletters by email, save searches, and keep a watch on particular sponsors such as the MOD or DSTL. (This resource was previously known as ResearchResearch)

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.

European Patent Office

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