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Engineering Societies Digital Collections


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ACM (Association for Computing Machinery) Digital Library

Subject areas: Electrical and Computer Engineering; Computer Sciences

Full-text coverage via UT Libraries subscription: full text of all ACM publications, including journals, magazines, newsletters, transactions and proceedings. For a complete list of the Digital Library's holdings go to: Full text contents from ACM and Affiliated Organizations.

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Related guides: Electrical and Computer Engineering Research Guide; Databases for Computer Sciences



Aerospace Research Central (formerly AIAA Electronic Library)

Subject areas: Aerospace, Aeronautics, Astronautics

Related guides: Aerospace Engineering Research Guide

Literature Covered: The AIAA (American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics) publishes about 5,000 papers from 20 to 30 technical conferences.

Full-text coverage via UT Libraries subscription: All AIAA Journals and meeting papers since the start of the society in 1963. [Note: Aerospace America is available online via LexisNexis]

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IAS/ARS Archive Journals (only available in print)

Institute of the Aeronautical Sciences (IAS)

American Rocket Society (ARS)


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AIChE (American Institute of Chemical Engineers)

Subject areas: Chemical Engineering, Biomedical Engineering

Related databases: SciFinder or Compendex

Related research guides: Chemical Engineering, Biomedical Engineering

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Meeting Papers - via the Chemistry Library's page.

  • There is no comprehensive index or archive of AIChE meeting papers. Some papers are indexed in SciFinder or Engineering Index (Compendex). The catalog of the Linda Hall Library lists some too.

  • From 1979 to 2000 selected papers were issued on microfiche, but these are not widely held in libraries; the UT Libraries do not own any. Consult with a librarian before trying to request a paper via interlibrary loan, because a request is not likely to be successful.

  • Proceedings of conferences since 2003 (including their various topical symposia) are a mix of abstracts and full papers that have been sold only on CD-ROM. The CDs are generally not held in libraries but may be purchased individually from the AIChE web site.

  • The AIChE Symposium Series (1971-2002) and its predecessor Chemical Engineering Progress Symposium Series (1951-71) published post prints of selected topical symposia from the AIChE meetings. The Chemistry Library holds complete runs of these series at TP 1 A488/5. Papers were fully indexed in SciFinder.

  • Some meeting papers may have appeared later as articles in AIChE Journal or other journals, sometimes with slightly different titles. Searching for the authors in SciFinder can reveal these revisions.


ASCE (American Society of Civil Engineers) Online Research Library

Subject areas: Civil, Construction, Environmental, Geotechnical, Structural, Transportation

Related research guides: Civil and Architectural Engineering Research Guide; Transportation Resources; Construction Resources

Literature Covered: over 170,000 Bibliographic Records. The Civil Engineering Database (CEDB) is designed to provide easy bibliographic access to all ASCE publications. The database covers all the journals, conference proceedings, books, standards, manuals, magazines, and newspapers. NOTE: The UT Libraries doesn't have access to everything in this database - what we provide is listed below:

Full-text coverage: Proceedings of ASCE (1996 to current); 33 ASCE journals

*Please note: The full-text of the journal Civil Engineering is available from 1997 to present via Academic Search Complete

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ASM International (formerly American Society for Metals)

Subject areas: All areas of Engineering.

Related research guides: Phase Diagrams, Materials Science Subject Guide

Full text coverage:

ASM Handbooks Online - ASM Handbook (25 volumes), ASM Handbook Nonferrous Alloys (Beryllium and Beryllium Alloys), and ASM Desk Editions (Engineered Materials Handbook and Metals Handbook)

ASM Alloy Phase Diagrams Center -  Includes more than 32,500 binary and ternary phase diagrams and associated phase data for more than 6200 systems.

ASM Alloy Center Online - Includes ASM property data, performance charts, and processing guidelines for specific metals and alloys. The Alloy Center contains five content areas:

Data Sheets & Diagrams - Features thousands of documents in PDF format, including material data sheets from Alloy Digest and other ASM publications; heat treating data sheets from the Heat Treater's Guides; and time-temperature curves, creep curves, and fatigue curves. All organized by alloy and fully searchable.

Alloy Finder - Features alloy designations and trade names from around the world. Find key information, including composition, producer, tensile properties, and similar alloys.

Materials Property Data
- Features mechanical properties, physical properties, and processing characteristics for most industrially important alloys. Find data plotted over a range of temperatures.

Coatings Data - Features detailed information for commercial coating processes. Search by trade name, manufacturer, process type, coating type, or key words.

Corrosion Data - Features corrosion information for specific alloys in specific environments. Search by alloy or environment.

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ASM Handbook

Engineered materials handbook
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American Society of Mechanical Engineers

ASME (American Society of Mechanical Engineers) Digital Collection

Subject areas: Mechanical engineering; Aerospace, Bioengineering, Materials Science

Related research guides: Mechanical Engineering Research Guide, Materials Science Subject Guide, Biomedical Engineering

Literature Covered: ASME sponsors approximately 30 conferences per year and publishes about 100 proceedings volumes annually, encompassing the total spectrum of topics of interest to mechanical engineers and associated industries.

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Applied Mechanics Reviews (1948 - 1993)
Mechanical Engineering (1907-present) Note: Mechanical Engineering is available online via Academic Search Complete from 1993 to the present.
Journal of Applied Mechanics (1959 - 2010)
Journal of Biomechanical Engineering (1977-2010)
Journal of Computational and Nonlinear Dynamics (2006-2010)
Journal of Computing and Information Science in Engineering (2001-2010)
Journal of Dynamic Systems, Measurement, and Control (1971-2010)
Journal of Electronic Packaging (1994-2010)
Journal of Energy Resources Technology (1979-2010)
Journal of Engineering for Gas Turbines and Power (1981-2010)
Journal of Engineering Materials and Technology (1973-2010)
Journal of Fluids Engineering (1973-2010)
Journal of Fuel Cell Science and Technology (2004-2010)
Journal of Heat Transfer (1959-2010)
Journal of Manufacturing Science and Engineering (1996-2010)
Journal of Mechanical Design (1983-2010)
Journal of Mechanisms and Robotics (2009-2010)
Journal of Medical Devices (2007-2010)
Journal of Micro and Nano-Manufacturing (online only)
Journal of Nanotechnology in Engineering and Medicine (online only)
Journal of Nuclear Engineering and Radiation Science (online only)
Journal of Offshore Mechanics and Arctic Engineering (1988-2010)
Journal of Pressure Vessel Technology (1974-2010)
Journal of Risk and Uncertainty in Engineering Systems, Part B: Mechanical Engineering (online only)
Journal of Solar Energy Engineering (1980-2010)
Journal of Thermal Science and Engineering Applications (2009-2010)
Journal of Tribology (1967-2010)
Journal of Turbomachinery (1986-2009)
Journal of Verification, Validation and Uncertainty Quantification - coming in 2016 (online only)
Journal of Vibration and Acoustics (1985-2010)

UT Print Conference Proceedings:

  • use the Advanced Keyword Search screen in the catalog
  • use keywords from the conference name (NOT the article title)
    • For example: Frontiers in Biomedical Devices
    • Tip: Leave out acronyms (ASME) when searching in the catalog as well as generic terms like conference, proceedings, symposium, etc.
  • No luck? Conference papers can be difficult to locate, please contact an engineering librarian for assistance.

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Institution of Civil Engineers (ICE) Virtual Library

Subject areas: Civil engineering, Materials Science

Related research guides: Civil and Architectural Engineering Research Guide; Transportation Resources; Construction Resources

Literature Covered: The ICE Proceedings, comprised of 18 parts, covers a wide range of civil engineering topics including geotechnics, construction, infrastructure, and materials. ICE also publishes Géotechnique, Magazine of Concrete Research, and Geosynthetics International.

Full-text coverage:

Current Titles:

  • Magazine of Concrete Research 1949-
  • Géotechnique- 1948
  • Geosynthetics International 2003-
  • Proceedings of the ICE - Bridge Engineering 2003-
  • Proceedings of the ICE - Civil Engineering 1992-
  • Proceedings of the ICE - Construction Materials 2006-
  • Proceedings of the ICE - Energy 2007-
  • Proceedings of the ICE - Engineering and Computational Mechanics 2008 -
  • Proceedings of the ICE - Engineering history and heritage 2009 -
  • Proceedings of the ICE - Engineering Sustainability 2003-
  • Proceedings of the ICE - Geotechnical Engineering 1994-
  • Proceedings of the ICE - Ground improvement 1997-
  • Proceedings of the ICE - Management, procurement and law 2007-
  • Proceedings of the ICE - Maritime Engineering 2004-
  • Proceedings of the ICE - Municipal engineer 1992-
  • Proceedings of the ICE - Structures and Buildings 1992-
  • Proceedings of the ICE - Transport 1992-
  • Proceedings of the ICE - Urban design and planning 2008-
  • Proceedings of the ICE - Waste and Resource Management 2006-
  • Proceedings of the ICE - Water Maritime and Energy 1992-1999
  • Proceedings of the ICE - Water Management 2004-
  • Proceedings of the ICE - Water and maritime engineering 2000-2003


  • ICE Engineering Division Papers - 1943-1951
  • ICE Proceedings - 1952-1991
  • ICE Proceedings: Engineering Divisions - 1952-1956
  • Journal of the ICE - 1935-1951
  • Minutes of proceedings - 1837-1935
  • Transactions of the Institution of Civil Engineers - 1836-1839

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IEEE Xplore

Subject areas: All areas of Engineering, including Electrical and Computer Engineering

Related research guides: Electrical and Computer Engineering

Literature Covered: More than 2 million documents including:

  • IEEE journals, magazines and transactions;
  • IET (formerly IEE Proceedings) journals and magazines, plus 20+ IET conference titles;
  • Proceedings from over 900 IEEE and IET annual conferences;
  • more than 2,100 approved and published IEEE standards.

Full-text coverage via UT Libraries subscription:

IEEE/IET Electronic Library (IEL) - full-text articles published since 1988 with select content published since 1893: IBM Journal of Research and Development - access to the AbstractPlus records and select full text published since 1957

VDE VERLAG conference proceedings - access to the AbstractPlus records and select full text published since 2005

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Users Guide/Tutorials: Help; Self-Paced tutorials




MRS (Materials Research Society) Proceedings Library

Subject areas: Materials Science, Civil and Architectural Engineering, Electrical and Computer Engineering, Mechanical Engineering

Related research guides: Material Science Research Guide

Literature Covered: over 68,000 peer-reviewed papers presented at MRS Meetings plus MRS Bulletin, MRS Communications, and Journal of Materials Research.

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Society of Automotive Engineers Digital Library

Subject areas: mobility information used in designing, building, maintaining, and operating self-propelled vehicles for use on land or sea, in air or space; also includes accident reconstruction and occupant protection and safety.

Literature Covered: Includes full text SAE technical papers (only those published by the SAE) and citations for SAE publications from 1906 to the present, as well as bibliographic references from ANSI, ASTM, International Organization for Standardization, National Protection Agency, and the Environmental Protection Agency.

Related research guides: Civil and Architectural Engineering Research Guide; Transportation Resources; Aerospace Engineering Research Guide

Full-text coverage via UT Libraries subscription:

  • SAE Technical Papers (1906-present) - SAE Technical Papers are written and peer-reviewed by experts in the automotive, aerospace, and commercial vehicle industries and include test results, comparative studies, methodologies, case studies, best practices and more. User guide

  • SAE Handbook 2008 - is an authoritative source of ground vehicle standards "J Reports" and is used for design, procurement, and technical guidance. Available only in the University of Texas Libraries on library work stations.

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Technical Papers: microfiche (1980-2004) - please use SAE Digital Library instead


Special Publications:

  • SAE Special publication (dates vary) - You can also try searching the catalog by title of the publication or with the SP number in the keyword search field of the catalog (i.e. SP-1452)

    "What is an SP or Special Publication? A Special Publication is a print collection of technical papers from one or more sessions presented at an SAE conference. Based on key challenges facing the industry, these papers provide research and findings from leading technical experts focusing on a specific topic." - SAE


Magazine: Automotive engineering international (1998-current)

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SPE Society of Petroleum Engineers via OnePetro

Subject areas: Oil and gas exploration and production industry

Related guides: Petroleum & Geosystems Engineering

Full-text coverage via UT Libraries subscription: All papers from SPE's eLibrary are included in OnePetro. This includes meeting and journal papers extending back to 1927.

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SPIE International Society for Optics and Photonics

Topic Collections include: Biomedical Optics & Medical Imaging; Communication & Information Technologies; Defense & Security; Electronic Imaging & Signal Processing; Energy; Lasers; Nanotechnology; Remote Sensing; and more

Related guides: Engineering Research Guides; Biomedical Engineering; Electrical and Computer Engineering

Literature Covered: 350,000 technical papers from SPIE Journals and Conference Proceedings from 1962 to the present. 

Full-text coverage via UT Libraries subscription:

  • Journal of Applied Remote Sensing (JARS): Vol. 1 (2007) - present
  • Journal of Biomedical Optics: Vol. 1 (1996) - present
  • Journal of Electronic Imaging: Vol. 1 (1992) - present
  • Journal of Micro/Nanolithography, MEMS, and MOEMS: Vol. 1 (2002) - present
  • Journal of Nanophotonics (JNP): Vol. 1 (2007) - present
  • Journal of Photonics for Energy: Vol. 1 (2011) - present
  • Optical Engineering: Vol. 1 (1962) - present
  • SPIE Letters: Vol. 1 (2004) - present (open access)
  • SPIE Reviews: Vol. 1 (2008) - present (open access)
  • Proceedings of SPIE: Vol. 1 (1963) - present

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