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    Find Electronic Reference Books

    Electronic reference books can be found by going to the Wofgram Memorial Library Homepage, and searching in our EBooks collection.  Below are several examples of Reference EBooks related to Engineering topics.

    Encyclopedia of Global Warming & Climate Change- 2012

    Encyclopedia of Nanoscience and Society - 2010

    Handbook of Environment and Waste Management : Air and Water Pollution Control - 2012

    Handbook of Renewable Energy Technology - 2011

    Handbook of Sustainable Energy - 2010


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      Which Guide to Use

      Below is a general guide to Engineering Resources in many areas of Engineering.  Unless otherwise indicated, the databases are available only to Widener University students and faculty.

      SENIOR PROJECT STUDENTS: Select the tab Engineering Senior Projects to get an overview of the research process for your class.  Then select the tab that is most relevant to your topic to find resources specific to that field of engineering. 

      FOR QUESTIONS: Contact Molly Wolf by email at, by phone at 610-499-4075. To reach the Reference Desk, click on the ASK US button to the left.

      SEARCH TIPS FOR USING THE DATABASES: In a box on the left of this page, you will find instructions for how to use many of the databases listed below.


        Electronic Resources

        Note: Unless otherwise indicated, these databases are only available to Widener University students, faculty and staff.  To access them from off campus:  When prompted to login, enter your FIRST NAME LAST NAME in the top box, and the barcode from the BACK of your Widener ID Card in the bottom box.


        1969 - present COMPENDEX:  A comprehensive index to the Engineering Literature. Indexes over 6,500 journals and conference proceedings, including many international sources.
        Computers and Applied Sciences Complete (CASC) 1975 - present

        CASC:  Indexes approximately 2200 academic journals and professional publications.  Full text is available for over 1000 journals.  Subject areas include the many engineering disciplines, computer theory & systems, and the business and social implications of new technology. 

        Proquest Central
        1970 - present PROQUEST CENTRAL:  A large interdisciplinary database with a variety of Engineering resources.
        ASCE Publications

        Coverage Varies ASCE:  American Society of Civil Engineers Publications.  Includes many full text articles.  Once at the site, go to "Online Journals" and click on "Advanced Search". Use quotation marks to hold terms together as a phrase.
        IEEE Explore Coverage Varies

        IEEE:  Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers.  Includes many full text articles.  NOTE: We do not have access to the full text of any of the IEEE conference proceedings or standards, or to any journal articles before 1998.

        Once at the site, click on Advanced Search. Use quotation marks to hold words together as a phrase. To search within the full text of articles we subscribe to, select "Full Text & Metadata" and put a check mark in the box labeled "Only show full text results included in my subscription."

        ACS Publications
        Coverage varies ASC:  American Chemical Society Publications.  Includes many full text articles. Once at the site, click on Advanced Search. 
        Medline 1946 - present MEDLINE:  U.S. National Library of Medicine's database that contains over 18 million references to journal articles in the life sciences, including Biomedical Engineering. Use quotation marks to hold words together as a phrase.
        EBook Academic Collection Coverage Varies eBook ACADEMIC COLLECTION:  Academic collection of interdiscplinary electronic books.  Includes many engineering books.
        eBook Engingeering Core Coverage Varies EngineeringCore contains more than 5300 titles covering all aspects of engineering, including biotechnology, civil engineering, electrical engineering, aerospace, robotics, energy sciences, industrial safety, project management, and more. Professionals can broaden their knowledge of the engineering industry to support future decision making, facilitate product design, and implement industry best practices.
        U.S. Patent and Trademark Office Coverage Varies U.S. Patent and Trademark Office: Database of United States patents. Database available to general public at no charge.

          Print Resources

          The following sources can be found on the main level of the Wolfgram Memorial Library in the Reference Area. Ask a reference librarian if you need help locating an item.


          REF TA151.C2
          CRC Handbook of Tables for Applied Engineering Science

          REF TA151.E424
          The Engineering Handbook. 
          Encompasses 30 different areas of Engineering


          McGraw Hill Encyclopedia of Science and Technology, 20 volume set. 
          Covers all the material sciences and the major applications in engineering, agriculture and related disciplines.

          Encyclopedia of Chemical Technology

          Encyclopedia of Fluid Mechanics

          ASM Handbook


          McGraw Hill Modern Scientists and Engineers



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