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Engineering: Databases

Welcome to your subject guide for engineering

About Databases

Library databases are online collections that search quality journal, magazine, newspaper and other academic sources.

There are so many databases because there is so much information. There is no one database that covers all the resources available. Some databases will be directly focused on your subject, while others, such as Academic Onefile and Academic Search Complete cover a wider range of subjects.

Which databases you use depends on what you're looking for, it's a good idea to start with Search + Find because it indexes a large number of our collections. You must bear in mind however that Search + Find does not cover every single database, so it is important to have a look at each database individually and to become familiar with how to search them.


Search the eJournals list if you know the title of the journal, newspaper, or magazine you are looking for or you can browse by suject.

Watch this short video on how to make the most of the library’s e-resources specifically focusing on utilising resources not indexed in Search + Find.

Free Trials

The library is pleased to provide access to selected free trials during term time on campus, see free trials to avail of our current trials.

Key Engineering Databases

Contains full-text of Standards, monographs and periodicals pertaining to the regulatory aspect of the Irish and UK Construction Industry and Occupational Health and Safety. This service also includes access to catalogues covering construction engineering, process & electronic industries.
Provides full text articles to a large number of engineering publications, many of which are peer-reviewed. 

Other Engineering Databases


Comprehensive resource drawing on the connections between the environment and a variety of disciplines such as agriculture, education, law, health and technology. Topics covered include global climate change, green building, pollution, sustainable agriculture, renewable energy, recycling and more.

Hosts one of the world's largest collections of published information on the peaceful uses of nuclear science and technology.

Multidisciplinary Databases

Accessing Databases

Most of the library databases are searchable using Search + Find. Type in your keywords, when you find the article or document you want, click on its title. You will need to login using your name, ID and PIN. This will bring you into the database where you can view or print the article.

Search + Find


The following databases are not searchable using Search + Find, you must search them separately:

The Irish Times Online

Search Google Scholar

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