"Engineers" in the Occupational Outlook Handbook Description of engineering careers, employment data and outlook, salary data, links to professional societies.
NSPE National Society of Professional Engineers. Includes a Job Board.
ASEE American Society for Engineering Education.
Online Ethics Center at the National Academy of Engineering.
Case studies, guidelines, regulations, teaching ideas. Covers education, safety & the environment, professional practice, employment & legal issues, research, technology.
NSPE Engineering Ethics National Society of Professional Engineers.
Includes the Code of Ethics, case studies, educational resources, FAQs, and links to other ethics sites.
esp@cenet European Patent Office.
International patents issued by more than 70 countries, including the US, UK, Germany, and Japan. Japan and Germany issue patents faster than the United States. Search these countries' patents first for the most recent breakthroughs. Espacenet offers free access to more than 70 million patent documents worldwide, containing information about inventions and technical developments from 1836 to today..S. patents starting from 1920, allowing you to search by author, title, or abstract words. Use EPO for finding U.S. patents issued between 1920 and 1975.
USPTO United States Patent and Trademark Office.
Full text of all patents issued since 1790. Searchable by patent number and classification number. Patents since 1976 searchable by keyword in the full text of the patent. Images are in TIFF format, requires special plug-in for your browser, such as "alternatiff" (alternatiff.com). If you can't install a TIFF reader, record patent numbers and pull up full-text via Google Patent Search
Science & Engineering Library (SEL)
SEL Webpage: http://guides.temple.edu/sel
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Sunday 12noon to 10pm
(215) 204-7828. Call 1-7828 on campus.
Find Articles, Papers, Reports
Need to find information on a topic from an authoritative publication? Try these sources to locate journal articles, papers, and other reports.
Compendex covers over 5,000 engineering journals, conferences, and reports. All areas of engineering are represented. Approximately 22% of the database is conference literature, and 90% of the source documents are in English.
- Web of Science
8,500 highest-cited journals in science & engineering in 150 disciplines. 1900-present. In addition to searching by topic, can find who cited a paper. Offers good search analysis tools.
Full-text access to over 120 IEEE journals, as well as transactions, conference titles, and standards from 1988 to the present with some items going back as far as 1950. (Updated weekly)
National Technical Information Service. Records of 2 million government technical reports. 1964 - present.
For more article databases, see Engineering Databases on the library homepage and the other topic pages in this guide.
Find Books and Handbooks
Need to find out what books cover a particular topic?
Find electronic and print books at Temple:
Tip: Keyword searching is the best way to start.
* Example Ethanol.
o Search on keyword: ethanol
o Find a good book? Click on the 'subject heading:' Alcohol as Fuel.
o Try broader, narrower, related words: alternative and fuel, biofuel*, biodiesel
Search through collections of engineering-related ebooks:
- engNETbase hundreds of scientific/technical books from Taylor & Francis imprints
- Knovel over 900 titles in the engineering fields
- Safari Tech Books Online over 800 information technology books from leading publishers
- Books 24x7 thousands of books related to information technology from top publishers
Find all books:
Use keyword searches in this database of millions of items owned by libraries around the world.
Browse the stacks:
TC Hydraulic engineering
Find Background Information
Example specialized search engines
Scirus http://www.scirus.com/ An Internet search engine focusing on science, medicine and technology and developed by Elsevier Science. Includes patents.
Google Scholar http://scnolar.google.com/ Includes Peer-reviewed papers, theses, books, abstracts and articles, from academic publishers, professional societies, preprint repositories, universities and other scholarly organization.
WorldWideScience.org http://worldwidescience.org/ A global science gateway—accelerating scientific discovery and progress through a multilateral partnership to enable federated searching of national and international scientific databases and portals.
Wolfram Alpha http://www.wolframalpha.com/ A computational knowledge engine.
How to Cite
Also from the Writing Center: Citing, Paraphrasing, and Avoiding Plagiarism.
ASCE Author Kit.
See Author-Date References for info on how to cite within the text. To format your reference list, see Quick Guide to Common Types of Referenced Materials.
IEEE Author Digital Tool Box. Link to the IEEE Style Manual.