This site aims to provide information about materials in the Library
links to internet sources of information in support of the University's
Courses. Links to sources for specific Courses and disciplines
listed first, then materials relevant to a range of engineering
topics, followed by links to materials for individual Schools. If
these pages do not seem to answer your question, please contact me,
Leverett, Research Librarian for Engineering.
Information sources for Engineering
For discipline specific
material see -
Engineering | Civil &
| Electrical & Electronic
| Entrepreneurship, Commercialisation
Centre | Mechanical
Engineering | Petroleum
For individual Courses see
and Communication MECH ENG 3027 | Engineering
Planning & Design C&ENVENG 1008 | Professional Practice I CHEM ENG 1010
(EAL) ENG 3003 | Engineering
Critical Thinking ELEC ENG 7057 |
Dictionaries and Encyclopaedias
of information, intended for professional engineers but which can be
useful for filling gaps in your knowledge, or as a reminder of some
a list of handbooks in electronic format, click here.
in the Library on a topic
suggestions on how to make effective use of the Library Catalogue -
your time, reduce stress!
references to articles on a topic using Databases
about, links to and search techniques for indexes that cover aspects of
of Databases provide links to the full text of
the articles listed.
cases the full text may be provided as part of the subscription cost to
the database, or where the Library has a subscription to the journal.
Library provides access to some of the primary specialised subject
databases for aspects of engineering, eg.
There are a number of
large databases having a broad coverage of
topics, such as
A number of the large
publishers also produce their own database to the
content of their journals, such as
text of Australian
Standards Online is available through the Catalogue
record. The Library subscription only provides for
2 concurrent users. You may need to try again.
Finding journals in
and other libraries
To find out if a known
is in the Library, check the Library
If we don't
- the link on the Library
Catalogue to Other Libraries, to
Flinders and UniSA library catalogues;
- the Library
A to Z
button; click on O for the Other Library
Catalogues section which provides links to local, Australian and
the journal is not
locally, use our Document
Often references will
only an abbreviated title of the journal. There is no agreed list
of these abbreviations but useful sources are
abbreviations. 14th ed. 2003. Kept on the table
the Information Desk
Remember that the full text of US Patents is freely available.
has many dictionaries of English as well as dictionaries specifically
technical material in other languages. A number are now available
in electronic format.
and report writing style guides. How
references should look.
Techniques for engineering report writing.
Engineering references in brief
for University of Adelaide theses
Wikipedia has a useful article on engineering
ethics with links to the relevant sites of professional
Engineering History and Heritage