Engineering Village

Trial access is now enabled to Engineering Village for

Compendex; Inspec; US Patents; EP Patents; EnCompassLIT; and EnCompassPAT

Trial access is available via this link.

Trial end date:  03/06/2016

Please send your feedback on the trial to :

Links to full text articles exist where the “Full Text” icon is displayed against a citation.  These links use DOI numbers listed in the records to link out to full text on publisher websites.  We are working with Elsevier now to enable linking via our OpenURL resolver to display links to our subscribed content during the trial access.  This should be available soon.

Further information on the databases being trialled in Engineering Village is given below.

Engineering Village, the essential engineering research database, provides a searchable index of the most comprehensive engineering literature and patent information available. Designed by, and for, the engineering community, this comprehensive, all-inclusive platform gives academic institutions, corporations and government agencies, access to peer-reviewed, deeply indexed, relevant and accurate engineering research content—all in a single, easy-to-use interface.



Ei Compendex is the broadest and most complete engineering literature database available in the world with over 20 million indexed records from 77 countries across 190 engineering disciplines. Every record is carefully selected and indexed using the Engineering Index Thesaurus so engineers can be confident information is relevant, complete, accurate and of high quality.

Inspec, created by the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET), is one of the world’s most definitive bibliographic scientific databases, containing 15+ million records. Librarians of the world’s top universities have relied on the Inspec database as a trusted source for relevant, peer reviewed scientific content for over 40 years. Inspec can be supplemented with the Inspec Archive to extend coverage and contains close to 900,000 records dating back to 1898. Its records have been digitized and indexed for fast, effective searching and are enhanced with current-day Inspec Thesaurus terms and Classification codes.

Comprised of two highly specialized engineering databases, EnCompass is trusted worldwide for providing superior insights from scientific literature and patents targeted specifically for research in the petroleum refining, petrochemical, natural gas, and related energy industries. Started by the American Petroleum Institute in 1961, these databases are extensively indexed utilizing proprietary technology known as the Encompass Thesaurus. Both databases are updated weekly, with EnCompassLIT covering 1+ million records and EnCompassPAT 650,000+ records. With EnCompass, businesses can significantly improve the quality of technical information and accelerate research, maximizing the value of energy R&D dollars.
The EnCompass Thesaurus, 52nd Edition is available.

Engineering Village Patents give researchers the tools they need to take advantage of the scientific and technical information found within the United States and the European Union patent records. Whether preparing a patent application, tracking a technology, identifying a potential collaborator or competitor, or simply learning more about work that is being done in a particular field, patent documents are an essential source for thorough, successful research. The Engineering Village Patent databases contain 12.7 million patents filed with the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) and 4.4 million patents filed with the European Union Patent Office (EPO).

Transportation Research Record

New on ejournals@cambridge A-Z : TRANSPORTATION RESEARCH RECORD.

TRR is the journal of the Transportation Research Board, a unit of the US National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine. A peer-reviewed journal containing papers covering all aspects of transportation.

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Now available to the University of Cambridge electronically from volume 1517 (1996) to present.

Access Transportation Research Record via the ejournals@cambridge A-Z or at this link.

Taylor and Francis Online Journal Collection: Upgraded to Full Collection

New on ejournals@cambridge A-Z : Taylor and Francis Online Journal Collection: upgraded to the full collection.



The subscription to the Taylor and Francis Journal Collection has been upgraded by adding the Science & Technology Library to the Social Science & Humanities Library, providing access to about 350 extra titles in the fields of engineering, computer science, environment and agriculture, mathematics, statistics and physics.

For a list of titles included in the Science and Technology Library please click here.

The new collection includes a number of journals which have been recommended for purchase in the last year, including:

The Full Collection includes most journals published by Taylor and Francis, but some titles which are not part of a collection are not covered. Newly published journals will not be automatically included either.

Access titles from the Taylor and Francis Online Journal Collection via the ejournals@cambridge A-Z.


OnePetro Trial

Trial access is now available for two weeks from today 11 January to 25 January 2016 to the OnePetro resource for engineers.

OnePetro is an online collection of technical documents, full text journals, and conference proceedings to support the oil and gas exploration and production industry.

Access the trial via this link on or off campus.

Please send feedback to the Engineering Library by writing to

If you have any access or technical issue with the trial please contact the ejournals & eresources helpdesk by writing to

Please let us know what you think about One Petro.  Thank you.


Design Society Papers

New eresource on eresources@cambridge A-Z and Engineering and Technology subject page : Design Society Papers

The University of Cambridge now has access to the Papers published by the Design Society.

Access the Papers on campus via this link.  Just now access off campus is only available via username and password.  To obtain the username and password please write an email to  Alternatively please contact the Engineering Library ( or 01223 332630.)


The Design Society was founded in 2000, taking on the previous activities and responsibilities of the Workshop Design Konstruction (WDK) Society, especially the organisation of the International Conference on Engineering Design (ICED) series of conferences, which had been running since 1981. Since 2000 the Society has organised ICED conferences in Stockholm, Melbourne, Paris, Stanford, Copenhagen and Seul, with the 2015 event planned for Milan. It has also expanded with members from forty countries and with further very popular events such as the Engineering and Product Design Education conferences and the International Conference on Design Creativity among many other activities. The Design Society concentrates on activities that transcend national boundaries, and, where possible, will seek to complement national activities.

Journal of Building Performance Simulation

New on ejournals@cambridge A-Z : Journal of Building Performance Simulation.


‘Construction’ by Tim Donnelly on Flickr

The official journal of the International Building Performance Simulation Association.

From the Taylor & Francis website for the journal:

“The wide scope of JBPS embraces research, technology and tool development related to building performance modelling and simulation, as well as their applications to design, operation and management of the built environment. This includes modelling and simulation aspects of building performance in relation to other research areas such as building physics, environmental engineering, mechanical engineering, control engineering, facility management, architecture, ergonomics, psychology, physiology, computational engineering, information technology and education. The scope of topics includes the following:

  • Theoretical aspects of building performance modelling and simulation.
  • Methodology and application of building performance simulation for any stage of design, construction, commissioning, operation or management of buildings and the systems which service them.
  • Uncertainty, sensitivity analysis, calibration, and optimization.
  • Methods and algorithms for performance optimization of building and the systems which service them.
  • Methods and algorithms for software design, validation, verification and solution methods.”

Now available to the University of Cambridge electronically from volume 1 (2008) to present.

Access Journal of Building Performance Simulation via the ejournals@cambridge A-Z or at this link.

Advanced Engineering Materials

New on ejournals@cambridge A-Z : Advanced Engineering Materials.


‘Dielectric Material Test’ by Chemical & Engineering News on Flickr

From the Wiley-Blackwell website for the journal:

Advanced Engineering Materials is a premier source for new developments in the field of

  • High temperature materials
  • Metallic foams and other cellular materials
  • Precursor-derived ceramics
  • Corrosion of materials
  • Intermetallics
  • Multicomponent
  • Biomedical materials
  • Surface science and coating technology
  • Laser methods in materials processing
  • Modern casting and powder metallurgical techniques
  • Nondestructive testing techniques
  • Composites as structural materials
  • Numeric simulation of materials behavior and processing”

Now available to the University of Cambridge electronically from volume 1 (1999) to present.

Access Advanced Engineering Materials via the ejournals@cambridge A-Z or at this link.