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Subject guide - Electrical engineering


Summon@BTH simultaneously searches everything available in the library catalogue and the electronic articles, books, conferences and theses available in the databases we subscribe to.



Either use the BTH library catalogue or the national union catalogue LIBRIS to find the library’s books on your subject. In LIBRIS you will also find those e-books that are available at BTH. You can also search for e-books directly in their respective e-book databases.




If you are searching for a particular journal, you can easily search among the BTH journals from the link below. There you can also search for journal within different subjects.

Find journals


If you want to search for articles within electrical engineering, the reference databases Inspec and Compendex are great places to begin your search. Here you can make smart searches to retrieve key articles in your field. Much of this material is also available in full text via the link service GetIt@BTH.

IEEE Xplore contains all IEEE journals, proceedings and standards from 1988 onwards, and alsp IEE journals and proceedings from 1988 onwards. This material is also searchable through Summon@BTH.


IEEE Xplore

Google Scholar

Google Scholar is a search engine that specializes in finding scholarly literature on the Internet: articles, abstracts, dissertations, books and other scientific documents. Use the library’s link to Google Scholar to get access to the resources BTH subscribes to. To access the document – choose GetIt@BTH.

Google Scholar


Subject guide - Mechanical Engineering


Summon@BTH simultaneously searches everything available in the library catalogue and the electronic articles, books, conferences and theses available in the databases we subscribe to.


If you are a student in mechanical engineering and related subjects you should be familiar with and use the following information sources in the field of technology. Here they are grouped by type.


COMPENDEX: Database with references from the worlds leading publications in engineering and technology.

INSPEC: Contains references to articles, books, proceedings etc. in the fields of physics, computer science, electronics, electrical engineering, information technology etc. Whether you click the Compendex link or the Inspec link in the Library’s list of databases, both databases are searched jointly from the same interface.

ISI: Offers search facilities in three citation databases: Science Citation Index Expanded, Social Sciences Citation Index and Arts & Humanities Citation Index.

IEEE Xplore IEEE Xplore provides full-text access to Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers and Institution of Electrical Engineers transactions, journals, magazines and conference proceedings…

Apart from these big commercial databases, there are also some free resources that can be recommended:
MatWeb, The Online Materials Information Resource (Information about different materials); PSI, Polymer Search on the Internet (About Polymer material)

Energy Citations Database:  Contains bibliographic records for energy and energy-related scientific and technical information from the US Department of Energy (DOE) and its predecessor agencies, the Energy Research & Development Administration…

NTRS: NASA Technical Report Server Provides access to NASA aerospace information and domestic and international STI (scientific and technical information) pertinent to NASA’s missions. Contains the searchable CASITRS (RECONselect) and nd…


It is important to know about patents in all product development. Patents protect technical solutions and inventions

Patent- och Registreiringsverkets At the Swedish Patent and Registration Office web site you will find, among other things, “Svensk Patenttidning” where all Swedish patent applications and patents are announced.

Good, free access resources in patents are:

Esp@cenet, Europe’s Network of patent databases. In the database there are more than 30 million national and international patents searchable since 1980.

Patent and Trademark Office (US Patents)Database from the United States Patent and Trademark Office includes patents from 1790. Patents from 1790 through 1975 are searchable only by Patent Number and Current US Classification…

Patent Web Resources Patent web resource page. Includes a link to the United States Patent and Trademark Office web site, Free Sites for Searching Patents, Free Sites for Printing Patents, Subject Specific Patent Databases…


For engineers it is also important to know something about standards and to know how to search for standards. Much of what you need to know is available in the document “Information about Standards”. Here you will find basic information about the use of standards, plus methods for seeking standard documents.

Swedish Standards Institute

Standard E-NAV: E-nav is an online library of more than 70,000 searchable standards.

Product- and company registers

Product- and company registers can often be useful for technicians. One such register is the Swedish Kompass where you can find facts about Swedish companies and their products.

Svenska Kompass


If you want to find full text journal articles you should search Summon@BTH. Here you will find articles in various subjects, but also many articles in subjects that might be of interest to you.

Another valuable full text resource is Ebook Central which contains more than 134 000 scholarly ebooks from many publishers with coverage in all academic subject areas at all levels.


A good and rather exhaustive survey article can often be found in both general encyclopaedias as well as more subject specific ones.


Contact librarian TIEK:

Peter Linde
Phone: 0455 – 38 51 03

Kontaktbibliotekarie TIMN:

Lena Petersson
Telefon: 0455 – 38 51 18

Contact librarian TIMA:

Anette Pettersson
Phone: 0455 – 38 51 19