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Engineering: Databases

Subjects: Engineering, Patents

Citation Searching

Citation searching (finding out which articles have cited an article or book after publication) can be done on Web of Science

Business Databases

Some key databases for business and company information:

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Highlighted Engineering Databases

Research Databases at Oxford

Oxford subscribes to a large number of Bibliographic databases, which can be used to locate journal articles, conference proceedings, books and patents, by subject or by a particular author. Subscription databases can be found and accessed through Databases A - Z.

Databases for All Engineering Areas

Highlighted Specialty Databases

Search tips

Databases are provided on different interfaces. Most of them support the following functions:

  • Advanced Search screen provides options for combining your keywords.
  • Combine keywords using appropriate Boolean Operators (drop down menu):
    • AND - to combine/narrow down; OR - to broaden; NOT - to exclude terms.
  • Use synonyms, alternative terms, phrases and variations in spelling.
  • Use truncation at the end of your term (*)
  • Refine results by subjects, controlled vocabulary, publication year ...
  • Select/Mark relevant references and display results.
  • Save, E-mail or Export selected references.

Other Relevant Guides

See Subject Guides in the area of Medicine, along with the following guides: