Recommended Resources for Weapon and Vehicle Systems Programme
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Collection of science and engineering eBooks (includes aerospace and radar) with interactive tables, graphs and spreadsheets.
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Safari Books Online
A collection of more than 32,000 technology, creative, and business books from leading publishers.
*Allows access to only 5 concurrent users.
SpringerLink eBook Collection
Provides access to purchased eBooks in the areas of computer science, engineering, business and management, mathematics and materials science.
American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) Digital Collection
Includes full-text access to conference proceedings from 2008 onwards and all journal titles from first available issue onwards, including: Engineering for Gas Turbines and Power, Journal Manufacturing Science Engineering, Journal of Applied Mechanics, Journal of Tribology, Journal Dynamic Systems Measurement Control, Journal of Engineering Materials and Technology and Journal of Fluids Engineering.
A vast collection of industry-leading standards and technical engineering information created by the world’s top technical experts, covering a broad range of engineering disciplines, including: aerospace, biomedical, chemical, civil, environmental, geological, health and safety, industrial, materials science, mechanical, nuclear, petroleum, soil science, and solar engineering.
EBSCOhost research databases
Offers a broad range of full text and bibliographic databases designed for research including: Business Source Complete, E-Journals, eBook Collection, Environment Complete, ERIC, GreenFile, MEDLINE, PsycINFO, and Regional Business News.
Full text access to the IBM Journal of Research & Development, IET (formerly IEE) and IEEE journals, transactions and conference proceedings from 1998 onwards, and select content from 1872. Also includes all current IEEE standards.
IHS Jane's Defence Equipment and Technology
Data, information and analysis on the air, land, naval and joint defence platforms, weapons and systems in service and under development around the world. Its content underpins market-leading products such as Jane’s All the World’s Aircraft. Access to Data Analytics is also available, including specifications analysis.
Register via the site for an individual account in order to save searches and request RFID feeds.
IMechE Journals : 2010 - 2017
Full-text journals from Professional Engineering Publishing. Title included: The International Journal of Engine Research; The Journal of Strain Analysis, and Parts A-O of the Proceedings of the IMechE.
Details of articles from over 13,500 publications from many different publishers, covering areas of engineering and the sciences. Some full-text availability, including access to the Brill Journal Archive (full-text Brill journals up to 1999).
Access over 44,000 technical papers from the SAE, from 1998 onwards. Previously called SAE Digital Library.
Full text journals published by Elsevier mainly in the field of science and technology. Also contains individual Elsevier eBooks that have been purchased by Cranfield University Libraries.
SPIE Digital Library
Provides access to more than 275,000 technical papers from SPIE Journals and Conference Proceedings from 1990 to the present in the fields of optics and photonics. Includes access to the SPIE Digital Library eBook Collection and the full SPIE Digital Library.
Over 580 journals about health, science and mathematics plus thousands of engineering eBooks.
Also includes index to Brill journals (not full text).
Taylor and Francis Online
Full text journals published by Taylor and Francis in the areas of science, technology and social sciences.
(We do not have access to most Taylor & Francis eBooks).
Wiley Online Library
Full text journals from Wiley-Blackwell covering science, technology, forensics, business and management, computer science, education, engineering, law, and mathematics.
World Defence Systems
World Defence Systems is an independent publication of the Centre for Defence Studies at King’s College London.
The most recent two issues are available in full-text.
E-papers and Reports
This database provides access to continually 'last updated' engineering validated data sheets. The information is sub-divided into specific areas relating to aerospace, mechanical, structural and chemical engineering.
Defence Image Database
Browseable and searchable database of armed forces images. May be limited by Army, Navy or Air Force if required.
Material is Crown copyright and limited to use for research or private use.
Defence Image Gallery
Image galleries of Australian armed forces operations. Can be browsed by month and year.
Free, internet-based collection of over 4000 quality assessed resources worldwide. The resources are selected, evaluated, regularly monitored and last updated by subject specialists from Cranfield University. Each resource is described so that you can assess its potential value to you before you visit it.
The Air University Library Index to Military Periodicals (AULIMP) is a free, web-based service provided by the Defense Technical Information Service (DTIC). It contains citations to articles in English language military journals, concentrating particularly on management and the sociological aspects of the armed forces. There are links to full text electronic journals available on the internet including Army Logistician, Engineer, Joint Force Quarterly, Parameters, Signal and Soldiers.
Unclassified reports added to the Defense Technical Information Centre. Previously known as STINET.
Abstracts of US government-funded scientific, technical, engineering and business related information. Hosted by the United States Department of Commerce.
A large multidisciplinary abstract and indexing database that provides access to over 20,000 peer-reviewed titles, including 2,800 gold open access journals, from more than 5,000 international publishers. Scopus indexes more than 50,000 books, 6.5 million conference papers and 24 million patents from five patent offices.
Searchable index of publications from the Transport Research Laboratory (TRL).
Web of Science
The Web of Science covers many disciplines in the areas of engineering, science and
the humanities, and provides access to the Web of Science, ISI Proceedings, MEDLINE and Journal Citation Reports (JCR).
Institution of Mechanical Engineers
Institutional web site for the IMechE, providing information on professional development and careers, relevant news and events, and a weekly poll about emerging issues in the field of mechanical engineering.
Lists current industry/defence projects and links to contractors' web sites.
National Academies Press
Provides free access to more than 4,000 National Academies Press PDFs in the areas of science, health and technology
A web site that indexes over one million military web pages and ranks them in order of popularity.
UK Defence Standardization
The DStan organisation develops and communicates UK MOD standardization policies, defence standards, procedures and guidance on standardization issues. Copies of electronic and hard copy versions of all extant UK Defence Standards are available from DStan. *Some may be charged for. If Barrington Library members require a defence standard which is not free, please contact your Barrington Library team.
Standards and Patents
British Standards Online
Access British Standards and ISOs. To set up search alert notifications for this resource, contact us to sign up for an individual account.
European Patent Office
Worldwide patents searchable by subject, person or organisation. Gives patent number, date, inventor and a descriptive abstract.
Free access to 47,000+ Military, DoD, Federal, NASA, DOE, and Government specifications, standards, and handbooks.
Full text US patents and published applications. Patents from 1790 to 1975 are searchable only by Patent Number and Current US Classification. From 1976 they are searchable by all fields.
Note: images will be read-only unless your pc has the appropriate TIFF reader. For more information, see http://www.uspto.gov/patft/help/images.htm