Remember, some databases will provide information for a large range of topics, while others will be more focused to the topic you are interested in.

Database Name Description

 Abstracts in New Technology and Engineering (ANTE)

 Abstracts in New Technology and Engineering monitors publications from the U.K. and the U.S. in the areas of engineering, information technology and computing, electronics, biotechnology and medical technology. It is updated monthly and up to 20,000 records are added per year.

 Academic Search Complete

  Academic search complete is a database covering a huge range of topics. You will find material related to architecture and often (but not always) you will get a link to the full text article in PDF format.

Applied Science and Technology Index

Applied Science and Technology Index provides abstracts of trade and industrial publications, journals issued by technical societies, buyers guides, directories and conference proceedings.

Business Source Complete

Business source complete is another wide ranging database but you will find some architecture related material. Once again, some of the information will be available in full text PDF format.

Engineering Village

As the name suggests Engineering Village is a database that provides access to up to date information for all branches of engineering.

IEEE Xplore

IEEE Xplore is a gateway to documents published by the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE). It contains over three million documents in the areas of electrical engineering, computer science and electronics. Over 25,000 documents are added every month.

 Knovel Library

 Knovel Library is a fantastic resource for all aspects of engineering. It includes many whole books which are broken into sections available in full text PDF files.

 Science Direct

 Science Direct is one of the largest databases subscribed to by the library. In it you will find information on all topics, including architecture. Many of the results you find will be available in full text.


Our subscription with the National Standards authority of Ireland (NSAI) gives access to Irish and International (ISO) standards.

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