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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 O'Reilly eBooks

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.


CrossTalk - journal of defense software engineering

A free, open-access electronic journal on defence software engineering. It is provided by the Software Technology Support Center, an organization which assists the US Air Force and other other US government agencies in software procurement and development.

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. *NOTE: The first time you use this database, you will need to register using these instructions available via the intranet:

International Journal of System of Systems Engineering (IJSSE)

Concepts, foundations, research directions, and practice implications for systems of systems engineering.


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.

Systems Engineering

The official journal of INCOSE - the International Council on Systems Engineering. Full text articles through Wiley Interscience.

Wiley Online Library

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

World Defence Systems

World Defence Systems is an independent publication of the Centre for Defence Studies at King’s College London. The most recent two issues are available in full-text.

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 > 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


DTIC Online

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


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).

Professional Institutions


Web site of the UK Chapter of INCOSE - the International Council on Systems Engineering. Offers useful tools, guidance documents, news, and events.

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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.


A free journal tables of contents service, covering over 14,000 scholarly journals from around 500 publishers, and almost any subject area. NB: You will need to register in order to save your selected journals.


Company web site giving news, company profile, press releases, images of products and job opportunities.

Online Writing Lab

Free online advice from Purdue University on all aspects of academic writing, including creating a thesis statement, proofreading your work, technical paper writing, literary analysis and criticism, conducting research, email etiquette, citations, writer's block, and a grammar blog.


Company web site with information on current projects, case studies, latest news and careers. Email newlsetter also available.

Reliability Engineering Resource Website,

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

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)

Risks Digest

Web site which aims to be a 'forum on risks to the public in computers and related systems.' Provides a newsletter and RDF feed. Supplied by the ACM Committee on Computers and Public Policy.

Systems Engineering Domain Special Interest Group

Information from the Object Management Group (OMG) including presentations on UML, OMG terms and acronyms, free downloads, FAQs, and public documents useful for systems engineering.

Systems Engineering Society of Australia

Web site for the Systems Engineering Society of Australia, providing events, Society news, and systems engineering resources and documents.

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.

Reliability Military Standards

US military standards and handbooks relating to reliability.

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


SEI Capability Maturity Model

Web site supplying copy of the Carnegie Mellon Software Engineering Institute (SEI) capability maturity model, vesion 1.1. Also contains links to SEI publications and lists of SEI reports.