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AccessEngineering trial through May 15, 2015

April 13th, 2015 by Robert Heyer-Gray

Trial Database: AccessEngineering

Dates: Now through May 15, 2015

Contact: Bob Heyer-Gray


The UC Davis Libraries are pleased to offer trial access to McGraw-Hill’s AccessEngineering, a database that provides full-text access to engineering handbooks, instructional videos, downloadable calculators, interactive tables and graphs, student study guides, and global engineering news.

Access this trial database through May 15, 2015.

Feedback: Your feedback on the usefulness of this resource for teaching, learning, and research is much appreciated. Please e-mail the contact above with your thoughts on AccessEngineering.

Note: Access is through IP authentication for on campus access. For off campus access, please use the VPN.

AIAA Archive Access

April 7th, 2015 by Robert Heyer-Gray

With the recent purchase of the AIAA (American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics) Archive and the predecessor titles, our journal access through ARC now contains:

  • AIAA Journal (1963–current): The journal that was launched along with AIAA in 1963, covering pioneering theoretical developments and experimental results across a far-reaching range of disciplines.
  • Journal of Aircraft (1964–current): Focusing on major advances in aircraft technology, this journal covers major development in general aviation, military and civilian aircraft, STOL and V/STOL aircraft, subsonic, supersonic, transonic, and hypersonic aircraft as well as applications on aircraft technology to related fields.
  • Journal of Energy (1977–1983): You can now search ARC and retrieve papers from this out-of-print journal that was devoted to advancing the knowledge of terrestrial and space applications of all forms of energy, including its production, transformation, and conservation.
  • Journal of Guidance, Control, and Dynamics (1978–current): Keep pace with the research and engineering applications that are driving new generations of high-performance air and space vehicles — both manned and unmanned.
  • Journal of Hydronautics (1967–1981): You can now search ARC and retrieve papers from this out-of-print journal that explored the theoretical and experimental knowledge of hydrodynamics, including propulsion systems and the design of underwater vehicles, highlighting the intersection between ocean and aerospace science and engineering.
  • Journal of Propulsion and Power (1985–current): Discover advances in air-breathing, electric, and advanced propulsion, plus power generation and conversion, and terrestrial energy systems in the Journal of Propulsion and Power.
  • Journal of Spacecraft and Rockets (1964–current): This journal features the best new work in spacecraft and missile systems (tactical and strategic), including subsystems, applications, missions, environmental interactions, and space sciences.
  • Journal of Thermophysics and Heat Transfer (1987–2002): Explore the latest developments in thermal energy transfer and storage — in gases, liquids, and solids.

AIAA’s Predecessor Society Journal Archives

  • Bulletin of the American Interplanetary Society (1930–1932): This bimonthly newsletter of the American Interplanetary Society (later known as the American Rocket Society) shared the wonders of space travel with the fledgling society’s members.
  • Astronautics (1932–1944): Published monthly by the American Interplanetary Society, this formal newsletter replaced the Bulletin of the American Interplanetary Society.
  • Journal of the Aeronautical Sciences (1934–1957) and Journal of the Aerospace Sciences (1958-1962): The monthly journal of the Institute of the Aeronautical Science (later the Institute of the Aerospace Sciences) published scientific and technical articles along with member news.
  • Journal of Jet Propulsion (1954–1958): This journal published by the American Rocket Society was devoted to the advancement of the field of jet propulsion through the publication of original scientific papers and also shared society news.
  • ARS Journal (1959–1962): Originally published under the title Journal of Jet Propulsion the name change of this journal reflected the ever-broadening field of interest of the American Rocket Society. Papers were chosen for publication based on their pertinence to the general field of astronautics, the future significance of the research, and importance to the members of the society and the profession at large.

September IEEE & MIT Press – eBook Alert

October 6th, 2014 by Robert Heyer-Gray


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September 4th, 2014 by Robert Heyer-Gray


IMechE Proceedings Archive now available

September 13th, 2010 by Robert Heyer-Gray

IMechEThe IMechE Proceedings Archive 1847-1996 gives you full-text access to over 200,000 pages of unique material, including technical papers, meeting reports, technical drawings, and editorial comment from as far back as 1847.

The IMechE Archive, a valuable resource for engineers, scientists, and historians is comprised of the following sections:

  • Engineering in Medicine 1971-1988 (vols 1-17)
  • J. Mech. Eng. Sci. 1959-1982 (vols 1-23)
  • J. Inst. Locomotive Eng. 1911-1970 (vols 1-59)
  • Proc. Inst. Automobile Eng. 1906-1947 (vols 1-41)
  • Proc. Inst. Mech. Eng., 1847-1982 (vols 1-196)
  • Proc. Inst. Mech. Eng., Automobile Division 1947-1970
  • Proc. Inst. Mech. Eng., Part A: Power Process Eng. 1983-1988 (vols 197-202)
  • Proc. Inst. Mech. Eng., Part A: J. Power Eng. 1989 (vol 203)
  • Proc. Inst. Mech. Eng., Part A: J. Power Energy 1990-1996 (vols 204-210)
  • Proc. Inst. Mech. Eng., Part B: Mgmt. Eng. Manufact. 1983-1988 (vols 197-202)
  • Proc. Inst. Mech. Eng., Part B: J. Eng. Manufact. 1989-1996 (vols 203-210)
  • Proc. Inst. Mech. Eng., Part C: Mech. Eng. Sci. 1983-1988 (vols 197-202)
  • Proc. Inst. Mech. Eng., Part C: J. Mech. Eng. Sci. 1989-1996 (vols 203-210)
  • Proc. Inst. Mech. Eng., Part D: Transport Eng. 1984-1988 (vols 198-202)
  • Proc. Inst. Mech. Eng., Part D: J. Automobile Eng. 1989-1996 (vols 203-210)
  • Proc. Inst. Mech. Eng., Part E: J. Process Mech. Eng. 1989-1996 (vols 203-210)
  • Proc. Inst. Mech. Eng., Part F: J. Rail Rapid Transit 1989-1996 (vols 203-210)
  • Proc. Inst. Mech. Eng., Part G: J. Aerospace Eng. 1989-1996 (vols 203-210)
  • Proc. Inst. Mech. Eng., Part H: J. Eng. Medicine 1989-1996 (vols 203-210)
  • Proc. Inst. Mech. Eng., Part I: J. Syst. Control Eng. 1991-1996 (vols 205-210)
  • Proc. Inst. Mech. Eng., Part J: J. Eng. Tribology 1994-1996 (vols 208-210)

Citation information coming to Engineering Village/Compendex.

August 11th, 2010 by Robert Heyer-Gray

Beginning August 18th, Engineering Village customers subscribing to Compendex will be able to see the Scopus Cited By counts in their Compendex abstracts. EV users will immediately see how many times a particular article has been cited from more than 18,000 titles covered within Scopus. This feature gives users an indicator of scientific value for a particular article. Even if an EV user is not subscribed to Scopus, they will see the cited by count and view the citation lists in Scopus with limited access to other functionalities.

In a search results set, the Cited by link appears to the right of the Abstract, Detailed Abstract and/or Full-Text view. When viewing an abstract, the Cited by information appears to the right of the abstract information, as shown below:

PSE Library moving into Shields by 2011

October 21st, 2009 by Karen Andrews

UPDATE: The process of restructuring the science libraries is on hold. Broader consultation will take place and a Task Force will reconsider options before any decision is made on the future of the PSE Library collections and services. –Karen Andrews, Head, PSE Library

This is an important update on the future of the UC Davis Physical Sciences & Engineering Library.
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McGraw-Hill Handbooks online

September 18th, 2009 by Robert Heyer-Gray

UC Davis now has access to McGraw-Hill’s AccessEngineering handbook collection. More than 250 handbooks from a wide variety of engineering disciplines such as Biomedical, Chemical, Civil, Communications, Construction, Electrical, Energy, Environmental, Green/Sustainable, Industrial, Material Science, Mechanical, Nanotechnology, and Optical Engineering are now available.  The collection includes (among many others):

Perry’s Chemical Engineering Handbook
(8th ed.)

Mark’s Standard Handbook for Mechanical Engineers
(11th ed.)

Standard Handbook for Electrical Engineers
(15th ed.)