Tuesday, 24 November 2015

We love databases!

Today we're continuing our 'We love databases!' series, featuring IEEE.

IEEE Xplore Digital Library recently celebrated its 15th year as an online resource. Enabling access to scientific and technical content published by the IEEE (Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers) and its publishing partners, the database IEEE Xplore provides web access to more than three million full-text documents from some of the world's most highly cited publications in electrical engineering, computer science and electronics. Its content includes over 160 journals, over 1,200 conference proceedings and more than 3,800 technical standards, with 25,000 new documents being added to IEEE Xplore each month!

An easy to use database, IEEE Xplore contains a wealth of information for electrical engineering, computer science and electronics students. You'll find it in the Databases section of our library website. Simply enter a topic in the search field, e.g. electronics, and you’ll be presented with 1000s of results such as conference proceedings and full-text journal articles. You can refine your results to include journals and magazines and select the date of the articles you wish to view. There’s also a handy Standards Dictionary Terms resource which displays dictionary terms sorted by relevancy of the words you’ve typed into the search box. You can view a summary of the article to see if it’s relevant for your research and check if the author has other articles on the database.  IEEE Xplore often includes full-text pdfs with its references, lists if articles have been cited, and enables you to view articles on a similar topic, again often containing the full-text. Finally, IEEE also displays keywords related to the article, which can be really useful if you are trying to refine your search.

 If you would like help accessing the information on IEEE Xplore or any of our library resources, please contact your subject librarian.

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