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

Academic Search Complete

Academic search complete is a database covering a huge range of topics. You will find material related to planning 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 planning 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.

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 planning. Many of the results you find will be available in full text.

If you need any help accessing any of these databases please drop into Bolton Street Library or contact us at 01 402 3681 or

To access DIT Library's full list of databases click here.

To learn about accessing databases from home click here.


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