Major Research Tools

IEEE Xplore

Full-Text, Index

Coverage: 1988-present

Database of all IEEE (Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers) journals, transactions, conference proceedings, and standards, as well as journals of the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET). Complete backfile to 1988 with select content back to 1893.


Morgan & Claypool Synthesis Digital Library

Full-Text

Collection of 50- to 100-page electronic books that synthesize a research or development topic in engineering, computer science, and related disciplines. Lafayette users have access to all titles in the Complete Collection One and Complete Collection Two.


Web of Science: Science Citation Index

Index
Coverage: 1955-present

Index covering the journal literature of science and technology. Allows you to search for a topic, an author, or for articles that cite a known author or work.


Other Suggested Research Tools

ACM Digital Library

Full-Text, Index

Coverage: 1954-present

"Full text of every article ever published by ACM and bibliographic citations from major publishers in computing."


Derwent Innovations Index

Index

Coverage: 1963-present (patents); 1973-present (patent citations)

Database of information on international patents in chemical, electrical and electronic, and mechanical engineering. Allows for patent citation searching.


Espacenet

Full-Text

Database of European patent information provided by the European Patent Office and the national offices of its members states. Abstracts in English are available for most patents; original language page images of the complete patent are available for many.


USPTO Web Patent Databases

Full-Text

Full text of all U.S. patents issued since 1976, and full-page images for all U.S. patents issued since 1790. (Note: Full-page images can be viewed using pat2pdf.org, which generates PDFs based on patent numbers, or by downloading one of the TIFF image viewer plugins recommended on the USPTO website.)