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Engineering: Journals & Databases

Welcome to your subject guide for Engineering.

Key Databases for Engineering

What is a database?

A database is a collection of online journal articles. TUS Library subscribes to a number of databases across a variety of subject areas. Through the databases, you can access articles, eBooks, proceedings and other research material on your topic.



What are the library databases and which one should I use?

What are the library databases and which one should I use? By NEIU Libraries 

How should I search in a database?

How should I search in a database? By NEIU Libraries

Key Journals for Engineering

EW is a technical journal and the content and style require readers to have formal training in electronics. The editorial of Electronics World covers the full range of electronic industry activities including technology, systems, components, development tools, test, software and instrumentation.

Construction is the official magazine of the Construction Industry Federation, covering news, topical issues, member activities, economic trends, new products and developments covering all sectors of the industry. As the most widely circulated building magazine in Ireland, Construction informs key decision makers on the issues affecting the industry.

Car Mechanics magazine is packed with essential advice on maintaining and repairing popular makes and models. It's an invaluable motoring resource that appeals to both the DIY car enthusiast at home and the more experienced motor trade professional.

Established in 2003, JJDS Publications t/a Fleet Publications is the largest publisher of Transport orientated magazines in Ireland. Among its monthly and quarterly titles include Fleet Transport, Fleet Car, Fleet Van & Utility, Fleet Bus & Coach, Fleet Trailer & Body Builder, Fleet Maritime and Green Fleet Management. The company is based in Claremorris, County Mayo.

Elektor is a monthly magazine about all aspects of electronics. The English language edition of Elektor was launched in 1975 and is read worldwide. Elektor publishes a vast range of electronic projects, background articles and designs aimed at engineers, enthusiasts, students and professionals. To help readers build featured projects, Elektor also offer PCBs of many of their designs, as well as kits and modules.

Computer Music Journal is published quarterly with an annual sound and video anthology containing curated music. For four decades, it has been the leading publication about computer music, concentrating fully on digital sound technology and all musical applications of computers.

Building Engineer is the Journal of the Chartered Association of Building Engineers and has its roots in the publication ‘The Parthenon’ which was first published in 1926. Building Engineer is widely respected throughout the industry and renowned for its relevant technical content.


The journal of the Chartered Institution of Civil Engineering Surveyors is published 10 times a year for ICES members and subscribers. CES features articles on land surveying, GIS, GPS, construction law, project management, education and training, health and safety, and many more topics affecting the profession today. CES also features regular news items, regional events listings, book reviews and the latest recruitment positions.

Built Environment magazine (bE) features policies, products, services in the Irish market. Written by professionals for professionals, bE centers on ideas, practicality, sustainability of implementation. Innovative and proven solutions that promote energy efficient and environmentally sound technologies in Ireland, legal and financial models, public and private sectors initiatives, project case studies.

What is a peer-reviewed journal?

Peer-reviewed journals are publications that include original research articles written by researchers and experts in a particular academic discipline, providing a forum for the production and critique of knowledge. These journals are also known as scholarly or academic journals. (ACRL)

When searching on Discover! you can limit search results to articles from peer-reviewed journals only. Read more about limiters on Discover!


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What is Discover!

Discover! is a service that simultaneously searches across multiple library databases using a single search. Find books, eBooks, journals, open access content and more. You can use keywords to search the single search box or use the Advanced Search option for a more focused search.

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