• Databases

    The Library subscribes to a large number of online databases these will help you find reliable information from trusted sources specific to your subject areas. 

    Many of the databases provide access to full text articles and documents all available online, whilst others will provide an abstract and citation details and you may have to check the library catalogue to see if full text is available.  To do this click on Is it @ SSU where you see it as this will check the library catalogue for access via a different source.

    Simple Searching Make use of this video to learn how to get the best results when searching for articles.

    Your key databases are:

    IEEE Xplore - full text journals, magazines and conference papers from IEEE and IET. Video tutorials are available to help you use IEEE Xplore.

    ABI Inform -  full text journals, magazines, reports and newspapers.  Video tutorials are available to help you use ABI Inform

    British Standards Online  Full text access to a number of British Standards and ISO Standards.  If the Standard you require is not available from either source, please contact the Library and we can investigate possible access. Five simultaneous users allowed. LOGIN OFF CAMPUS: Login to the Portal and go to the eResource Passwords page. Click on the link under British Standards Online to access on or off campusstandards.

    Mintel - market research reports within our subscription cover a wide range of general consumer goods as well as the retail, finance, and leisure sectors.

    ScienceDirect - database offering full text articles and book chapters from selected journals and books, plus search the abstracts of more than 2,500 journals. Online video guides to help you use ScienceDirect are available.

    AES E-Library - full text articles, conference papers and more from the Audio Engineering Society, including Journal of the Audio Engineering Society. LOGIN OFF CAMPUS A non university username and password is required to access this resource. You will need to be logged in to the portal to access our eResource Passwords.

    ACM Digital Library -  repository of papers published by the Association for Computing Machinery.

    Click link to access all databases for EngineeringF next to the database name indicates that full text is mostly available.  For more information on a specific database click the to the right of the database name to see details of usernames/passwords that may be needed for access and the subject coverage.