Research guide to engineering resources
Be efficient in your research and use the various databases, reference works and additional literature in the field of engineering.
We recommend that you search the databases in order to research and review up-to-date and discipline-specific content on a topic. They mostly contain references to resources as well as full text articles from journals. Depending on the database, additional types of publications such as conference reports, book chapters, pictures, videos and much more are included.
The table below provides an overview of the databases in the area of engineering. Please note that databases marked with an asterisk (*) require special access information. You will find more information in the details of each database.
|ACM Digital Library||computer science, engineering||references, some full texts|
|Gartner*||business information technology, computer science, engineering||references, some full texts, facts|
|GeoVITe*||architecture, engineering||geodata, maps|
|GreenFILE||natural resource sciences||references, some full texts|
|IEEE Xplore Digital Library||computer science, electrical engineering, electronics||references, some full texts|
|Knovel||engineering, material science||full texts, facts, interactive equations|
|Multimedia Fluid Mechanics||fluid mechanics, physics||full texts, videos|
|Scientific.net||engineering, manufacturing, material science, mechanical engineering||full texts|
|Springer Materials||engineering, material science||full texts, facts|
|zbMath - Zentralblatt für Mathematik||applied mathematics, history of mathematics, pure mathematics||references|
* Requires access information. You will find more information in the details of each database.
Open access portals
Search for scientific publications that are worldwide freely available, also known as open access publications.
Reference works are the ideal starting point for your research. In addition to defining concepts, they help you to gain an overview of a topic, narrow down a topic and find key concepts for future work.
All electronic reference works can be found and searched in ZHAW swisscovery. The selection of titles below provides you with a quick introduction to your specialist area. General reference works can also be found with the monolingual (in German) and multilingual dictionaries (in German).
|Aerospace Materials Handbook||-|
|A Dictionary of Computer Science||There are further reference works from Oxford on the topic of science and technology.|
There are further reference works from CRC Press on the topic of
|Comprehensive Renewable Energy||-|
|CRC Handbook of Chemistry and Physics||-|
|Encyclopedia of Materials: Science and Technology||-|
|Handbook of Adhesion Technology||There are further reference works from Springer on the topic of engineering.|
|Handbook of Clean Energy Systems||-|
|Handbuch Industrie 4.0||There are further reference works from Springer on the topic of computer science.|
|Hommel interaktiv 15.0||Handbuch der gefährlichen Güter (ZHAW login required)|
|Natural Fiber Composites||There are further reference works from CRC Press on the topic of materials engineering.|
|Ullmann's Encyclopedia of Industrial Chemistry||-|
|The IEEE guide to writing in the engineering and technical fields||-|