Databases & Electronic Resources

A database is a searchable collection of records. Most of the databases subscribed to by the Drill Hall Library are bibliographic. The records in this type of database are often fulltext journal articles and/or references to articles

To access the databases you must log in to the University of Greenwich Portal and select the My Library & IT tab

The most useful databases for your subject are listed below. Simply select the database link from the A-Z list provided list via the portal. Remember you must be in the University of Greenwich portal to access these databases in full unless stated otherwise below.

Some other freely available databases are listed in the websites section of this guide


Sciverse (Science Direct) - A fulltext database of the Elsevier Science journals collection plus journals from a number of prestigious organisations. This is a very good place to start your bibliographic searching in all areas of science & engineering.


MyiLibrary - The site for many of our electronic books. You can read these online and also print or download a limited amount of material from each title.


Dawsonera - Another excellent site for our electronic books. It has the entire Dawson's e-book catalogue and a unique feature whereby you can get a free 5 minute preview of the book contents. There are also payment plans on here to purchase titles.


ACM Digital Library - Bibliographic information, abstracts and reviews with over 54,000 fulltext articles published in Association for Computing Machinery periodicals and proceedings from 1985.


ASCE - articles of interest across all disciplines of civil engineering with 40,000 full text papers from American Society of Civil Engineers journals and proceedings.


Engineering Village / Compendex - an index of articles covering engineering materials from journals, conferences and US patents.


IEEE Xplore Digital Library - online access to the full range of IEEE jourrnals, transactions and conference proceedings.


Institution of Civil Engineers Virtual Library - a repository of full text articles for civil engineering from 1836 to the present day.


InTech - a free open source website on Science & Engineering with full text journal articles and books. You can link from the logo.


Business Source Premier - an excellent source of full text information on all matters relating to business.


FAME - provides financial information on UK companies.


Construction Information Service - contains a collection of technical information covering most aspects of building and engineering design and construction. Full text with images. You can find Eurocodes and selected relevant British Standards here.


OHSIS - Occupational Health & Safety Information Service database with Construction Engineering Service plus engineering, electronic engineering and process engineering. Some British Standards can be accessed here as well.

Below are some links to useful training material for some of the relevant databases.

Resource Documentation Video Youtube
Endnote Web Quick Reference Guide Basics Tutorial Watch
Science Direct User Guide Online Tutorial
Web of Knowledge Reference Card Online Tutorial
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