Skip to Main Content
It looks like you're using Internet Explorer 11 or older. This website works best with modern browsers such as the latest versions of Chrome, Firefox, Safari, and Edge. If you continue with this browser, you may see unexpected results.

Electrical Engineering: Online Databases

Need Help?

If you need additional help feel free to contact the Library staff at:


02-401-8132 Main Campus Library

02-607-5879 Arzanah Library

02-607-5802 Habshan Library

02-810-9051 Masdar Library


Or email us at:


Find An Article Using Summon

You can use Summon to find an article.

Search Summon

What is Summon™? 

It is our new unified discovery service. Summon™ allows the researcher to quickly search, discover and access reliable and credible library content. It goes beyond federated search, beyond next-generation catalogs to create an all-new service for libraries. Through one simple Google-like search, it provides instant access to the breadth of authoritative content - digital and print, audio and video, single articles to entire e-journals, etc.

Using Summon (video)

Basic Search Screen

Advanced Search Screen

Find An Article Using Google Scholar

Do you already know what you're looking for? Try searching Google Scholar for the title of the article.

Ebsco Online Tutorials

Use these online tutorials to help you get started in using EbscoHost databases


For detalied list of tutorials click here:

EbscoHost Tutorials


IEEE Xplore Tutorials

Getting started with IEEE Xplore

Searching with IEEE Xplore (4:32 minute module)

Working with Results (3:27 minute module)

Browsing Journals and Magazines (5:10 minute module)

Browsing Standards (2:34 minute module)

Advanced Searching  (3:32 minute module)

Browsing Books (3:28 minute module)

For detalied list of tutorials click here:

IEEE Xplore Tutorials

Science Direct Tutorials

To get started with Science Direct Database.

Reviewing Search Results (7 minute module).
Browsing Publications (6 minute module).
Using Alerts (5 minute module).
For detalied list of tutorials click here:

Search Journal Titles

If you are looking for certain citation and would like to get a full text article try searching Journals A-Z to see in which database indexes the journal you are looking for.

Key Library Databases for Electrical Engineering Research

-Databases are very reliable sources of information that help you trace information from many sources. Common resources are journals, reports, dissertations, conference proceedings and books. The databases contain hundreds of thousands of full-text materials. Many databases can be accessed remotely while some only have on-campus access. Lists of databases are arranged alphabetically and by subject and contain login information.

(Accessed via Engineering Village 2)

Compendex is one of the most comprehensive engineering literature databases available to engineers. With 12 million records across 190 engineering disciplines, Compendex delivers the comprehensive, precise information and insights that researchers need. Available through Engineering Village. Compendex covers subjects in every engineering discipline including: Chemical Engineering,Civil Engineering,Electrical Engineering,Mechanical Engineering,Mining Engineering.


Also available for access with iPhones, Blackberry’s and other PDA’s thru EBSCOHost on Your Mobile EBSCOHost contains over 14,000 publications (book chapters, conference proceedings, reports and essays). There are also almost 5,000 full-text reviewed journals with some archives back to almost 100 years. EBSCOHost covers numerous topics including education, computer sciences, engineering, environment, history, physics, political science, chemistry, language and linguistics, arts & literature, and ethnic studies.


Searches almost 700 textbooks and handbooks on the topic of electrical engineering. The search engine searches full-text through all books in their database. Easily downloadable full text PDF files include all original charts, graphs, and diagrams.

Energy & Power Source™

Energy & Power Source™ is a comprehensive full-text database designed to support the informational needs of the energy and power industries at all levels. This collection provides unmatched full-text coverage of information relevant to many areas integral to the energy and power industries, encompassing all component industries within, including those focused on coal, electrical power, natural gas, nuclear power, petroleum and renewable energy.

Engineering Village 2

It includes hundreds of thousands of citations and abstracts starting from 1969 in the applied science, technical and engineering fields including Compendex, INSPEC, and Scirus.

Environment Complete
(Accessed via EBSCOhost)

Topics covered include ecosystem ecology, energy, renewable energy sources, natural resources, geography, pollution & waste management, environmental technology, environmental law, public policy, social impacts, and urban planning. Environment Complete contains more than 1,772,000 citations from more than 1,680 journal titles as well as more than 100 books. The database also contains full text articles from more than 650 journals.

General Science Collection
(Accessed via EBSCOhost)

This database offers full text coverage for more than 60 of the most popular science publications. Providing information on all aspects of the scientific world, the General Science Collection offers full text information dating back to 1992.


Database of full-text literature in electrical engineering, computer science and electronics. Includes IEEE journals, transactions, letters, and magazines from 1988 with some content back to 1913, conference proceedings from 1988 with selected full-text content back to 1953, standards from 1948 and IET publications from 1988.

(Accessed via Engineering Village 2)

The Inspec database contains over 11 million bibliographic abstracts and indexing to journal articles, conference proceedings, technical reports and other literature in the fields of applied science,engineering and technology.Available through Engineering Village.

Institute of Physics (IOP)

The Institute of Physics (IOP) subject coverage includes all aspects of the Science of Physics, Pure and Applied including: Condensed matter and materials science, applied physics, applied mathematics and mathematical physics, measurement science and sensors, plasma physics, optical atomic and molecular physics, and high energy & nuclear physics. The archive includes over 172,000 articles and proceedings of the Physical Society of London since 1874. Incuded with the service are all article abstracts, and every paper published in IOP journals in the last 30 days.


Knovel contains over 1,800 full-text science books from various publishers. Some titles have interactive features. Topics include earth sciences, chemical, electrical, and mechanical engineering, oil and gas engineering.

ProQuest Dissertations & Theses

ProQuest Dissertations & Theses contains over 1.3 million citations in the Sciences and Engineering disciplines. There are over 1,000 citations of graduate works published before 1900. The database has over 650,000 full-text PDF dissertations and theses including over 400,000 published after 1997.

Science Direct

Elsevier's Science Direct database contains hundreds of thousands of full-text journal articles from over 900 journals in the physical sciences and engineering. Archived coverage is back to volume one, number one for all titles dating back over 60 years in some cases. The eight subject collections are: chemical engineering; chemistry; earth & planetary science; energy; engineering; environmental science; mathematics; physics & astronomy.

Science Reference Center

This EBSCOHost database contains full text material from nearly nearly 640 science encyclopedias, reference books, journals, etc. Topics covered include: biology, chemistry, earth & space science, environmental science, health & medicine, history of science, life science, physics, science & society, technology and wildlife.


One of the most comprehensive scientific research tool on the web. With over 410 million scientific items indexed at last count, it allows researchers to search for not only journal content but also scientists' homepages, courseware, pre-print server material, patents and institutional repository and website information.


The largest abstract and citation database of peer-reviewed literature and quality web sources with smart tools to track, analyze and visualize research. It's designed to find the information scientists need. Quick, easy and comprehensive, Scopus provides superior support of the literature research process.

Web of Science

ISI's Web of Science (WOS) database contains citations and abstracts (with some full-text documents) from over 6,000 journals across 150 scientific disciplines. Coverage is from 1997 to the present. WOS includes Science Citation Index, Conference Proceedings Citation Index, Current Chemical Reactions (CCR), and Index Chemicus (IC).

20 Top Electrical Engineering Journals

Top 20 Electrical Engineering journals ranked by ISI Thomson's 2011 JCR Impact Factor.

What is Impact Factor?

Impact Factor is the average number of times articles from the journal published in the past two years have been cited in the JCR (Journal Citation Reports) year. Learn more:

Detailed list is available at:
Detailed list is available at:

  1. Progress In Quantum Electronics
    ISSN 0079-6727
  2. Proceedings Of The IEEE
    ISSN 0018-9219
  3. Progress In Electromagnetics Research-Pier
    ISSN 1559-8895
  4. IEEE Transactions On Industrial Electronics
    ISSN 0278-0046
  5. IEEE Industrial Electronics Magazine
    ISSN 1932-4529
  6. IEEE Transactions On Pattern Analysis And Machine Intelligence
    ISSN 0162-8828
  7. IEEE Transactions On Power Electronics
    ISSN 0885-8993
  8. IEEE Transactions On Fuzzy Systems
    ISSN 1063-6706
  9. IEEE Signal Processing Magazine
    ISSN 1053-5888
  10. IEEE Communications Magazine
    ISSN 0163-6804
  11. IEEE Journal Of Selected Topics In Quantum Electronics
    ISSN 1077-260X
  12. IEEE Transactions On Medical Imaging
    ISSN 0278-0062
  13. IEEE Transactions On Intelligent Transportation Systems
    ISSN 1524-9050
  14. IEEE Journal On Selected Areas In Communications
    ISSN 0733-8716
  15. IEEE Journal Of Solid-State Circuits
    ISSN 0018-9200
  16. IEEE Transactions On Image Processing
    ISSN 1057-7149
  17. IEEE Transactions On Information Theory
    ISSN 0018-9448
  18. Journal Of Electromagnetic Waves And Applications
    ISSN 0920-5071
  19. IEEE Transactions On Neural Networks
    ISSN 1045-9227
  20. IEEE Transactions On Geoscience And Remote Sensing
    ISSN 0196-2892