Mechanical and Biomedical Engineering Article Databases - Best Bets
New developments and current research often appear first as conference papers and/or journals articles. You can find these in Article Indexes and Databases. You will also find product reviews, descriptions of methodology, or information on innovations in or applications of particular processes, systems and devices.
Each database has a different scope - it will cover different subjects and therefore will contain descriptions to articles in different journals.
Articles, conference papers, and technical reports for all engineering disciplines; Use "Document Type" (left navigation) to limit to journal or conference article, conference proceeding, preprint or book chapter; For Review articles, add "Review" to your search statement
Compendex, GEOBASE and INSPEC are searched jointly on the Engineering Village Platform. To search only one of the databases: when on the main search screen, the databases are listed under the search box. Click the box to the left any database you do not wish to search.
GEOBASE: Articles, conference papers, reports and books in geography, geology and ecology
INSPEC: Covers electrical engineering, physics, computers and control, manufacturing; Includes articles, conference papers and some books, dissertations and reports.
Multi-disciplinary index includes article information in sciences, engineering, social sciences, arts and humanities. A key feature of this index is the cited reference search, which searches for the articles that have cited a particular author’s work, or a specific article.
In depth coverage in applicable areas of agriculture, ecosystem ecology, energy, renewable energy sources, natural resources, marine & freshwater science, geography, pollution & waste management, environmental technology, environmental law, public policy, social impacts, urban planning, and more.
Topics such as pollution and its impact, conservation, environmental engineering, renewable energy, and waste management from scientific, consumer action and policy perspectives. Includes journal & magazine articles, technical reports, conference proceedings and government publications
Product and Business News Article Databases - Best Bets
Business database; includes industry news, trends, and analysis, regional business publications, business and financial information; Under "Limit To" (left navigation) use "Source Type" to limit to trade journals, reports, scholarly articles; Limit to "peer reviewed" if needed
Business and industry topics, including project management, business practices, business and industry news news.
Who Cited this Article?
Many databases will show you who cited a particular article. Depending on the database you search, these citations might be from articles, technical reports, dissertations, or other types of documents. Here are some options in broad general databases that might help.
Google Scholar: is a great place to search an article and see who cited it. Look for the "cited by" link
Why are the Number of Citations Different?
You may find that the numbers of articles that cited an original article are different in each database you search. Databases that have a "cited by" feature are retrieving the information from the content within their own database or a range of databases by that vendor, so their sources of information will differ.
Google Scholar will usually have more articles listed under their "cited by" because the database searches across the Internet
Using Google's Advanced Search
Google Scholar Advanced Search can help you structure your search around the keywords you generated for your topic, and give you ideas of how to focus your search. To get to the Advanced Search feature:
The structure of Google Scholar's Advanced Search template allows you to easily structure your search around your keywords, return articles authored by a particular person, published in a specific journal, or published between specified dates.