Collection Spotlight: Access Engineering

A collection spotlight

We’re happy to announce that Library and Learning Resources now subscribe to Access Engineering, offering access to over 650 of McGraw-Hill Education’s engineering titles, including:

  • Exclusive self-teaching videos created by leading engineering faculty
  • Curriculum maps designed by leading academics
  • Time-saving calculator tools streamline common calculations and increase accuracy
  • Data Visualisation Tools via DataVis designed for teaching material properties

The resource can be accessed via the A – Z of Electronic Resources or from Engineering and Built Environment Libguides.

The resource will be of use to Engineering, Automotive Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Civil Engineering and Bioengineering students across City Centre and City South Campuses.

^Posted on behalf of Andrew Scragg

Trial of Engineering Case Studies Online

We have set up a trial of Engineering Case Studies Online (the trial is only accessible on-campus only) from Alexander Street Press. The trial will last until 22nd March 2014.   

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Engineering Case Studies Online offers hundreds of hours of video and thousands of pages of text resources to meet the growing needs of engineering programs worldwide. The collection provides in-depth coverage for the most frequently taught and seminal engineering case studies and failures, from the Titanic to the Challenger space shuttle explosion, to help students and scholars understand each case’s valuable takeaways.

  • For more information about the content included in this collection, click HERE.
  • For general help, including navigation instructions and search tips, click HERE.

If you want to influence the possible purchase of this resource, please send your comments to your Collection Management Liaison Librarian, Graham Gamblin


SAE Digital Library now available off campus

SAEThe SAE Digital Library (which gives you access to over 150,000 technical papers on automotive engineering from 1998 – present is now accessible off-campus.

You can now use your University username and password to login when prompted, please contact  if you have any problems accessing the site.

To find out more about the database please contact Graham Gamblin, Assistant Liaison Librarian, City Centre Campus.

New IEEE journals planned for 2014

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IEEE will be adding eight new journal titles in 2014, all of which will be available automatically through our IEEE Digital Library subscription.

These will all be searchable in our library search engine Summon, alongside with existing IEEE content.




The new titles will be :

IEEE/CAA Journal of Automatica Sinica – covers the broad field of Automation including topics such as Cybernetics and systems theory and engineering

IEEE Cloud Computing – a magazine of peer-reviewed articles that provide innovative research ideas, applications results, and case studies in all areas of cloud computing

IEEE Transactions on Computational Social Systems – focuses on such topics as modelling, simulation, analysis and understanding of social systems

IEEE Transactions on Control of Network Systems – high-impact papers at the intersection of control systems and network science

IEEE Electrification Magazine – information on all matters related to microgrids onboard electric vehicles, ships, trains, planes, and off-grid applications

IEEE Internet of Things Journal – including IoT system architecture, IoT enabling technologies, IoT communication and networking and IoT services and applications

IEEE Transactions on Network Science and Engineering – peer-reviewed technical articles that deal with the theory and applications of network science, and control of structures and behaviours of networks

IEEE Power Electronics Magazine – peer-reviewed articles related to power electronics and its applications components, application of control theory and circuit design techniques.

For more information about this content, please contact Graham Gamblin, Assistant Liaison Librarian, Collection Management, City Centre Campus.

IEEE Xplore event





Location: Level 2 reception, Millennium Point

Date: Wed 09 January 10:00 – 13:00

IEEEXplore is a major library resource for students, researchers or lecturers studying/working in Engineering, Computing and Technology

Stop by the IEEE stand on Level 2 at Millennium Point to find out:

  • How IEEE Xplore can help with your work
  • Time-saving search techniques
  • Advanced search features
  • What’s new
  • Personalisation options

Plus pick up some IEEE freebies!

To use IEEEXplore, simply go to the A-Z list of Electronic Resources on the Library’s iCity page and scroll down to find the link.

IEEE and IET papers can also be found through the Library’s Summon search facility – use the “Search” tab in the library widget on your iCity page.