Selected Resources for: Engineering, Electrical

Subject Librarian:

Brian Conn

This subject covers: communications, computer systems, control systems, electric energy systems and power electronics, microelectronic devices and circuit design, optics, magnetics, VLSI circuits, and signal processing. Closely related are computer engineering and biomedical engineering.

Article Databases and Indexes

* Premier Resources *

Search both Inspec and Compendex for articles and conference papers related to engineering, computer science, and physics.

Full-text access to the transactions, journals, magazines and conference proceedings of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers. Includes all current IEEE Standards.
Remote access available for University of Minnesota -- Twin Cities students, staff and faculty

Academic or Scholarly Articles Subject Indexes

An abstract and citation database with a single search platform searching content from ScienceDirect, Scopus, SciTopics, and relevant Web content.

Search within a comprehensive interdisciplinary collection of journal article citations. Subjects generally covered are within Science and technology, arts and humanities, and social sciences . Use the citation web to find articles and journals with the most impact. Coverage runs from 1975 to the present. Helpful tutorials can be found on their website.

General Reference Sources


This is a large online industrial product directory. Use it to find information on companies that manufacture products.

Internet Resources

Gateways & Megasites

Style Manuals and Writing Guides

Bibliography Software

RefWorks is a web-based citation manager that allows you to create your own databases of citations by importing references from MNCAT and other databases, and then in seconds automatically generate bibliographies in all major styles (MLA, APA, Turabian, Chicago, etc.).

Writing Guides

Library Information

Science and Engineering Library

Walter Library
East Bank, Minneapolis Campus
Circulation: (612) 624-3366; Reference: (612) 624-0224