Electrical engineering

Library resources for you who study: electrical engineering and mechanical engineering


Go to the digital library course Search, evaluate and use information to learn more about information retrieval, source criticism and how to avoid plagiarism. You can do the three modules of the course or choose the parts that are of interest to you.


Start searching in Summon@BTH which is the library gateway to our printed books and all electronic articles, books, conferences and theses available in the databases we subscribe to.



Find eBooks directly in Summon@BTH or use our eBook-packages for electrical engineering.

List of eBook-packages including electrical engineering


Use the link below if you are looking for a specific journal title. There you find both our print and electronic journals. You can also follow the link and search for journals within various subjects.

List of journals


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

Articles in databases

If you want to do more advanced searches within the subject electrical engineering, you can start your search in the bibliographic database Scopus. To get access to the articles in full-text, use the BTH link service GetIt@BTH.


List of bibliographic databases including electrical engineering

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

Citation analysis

In these databases, you can see if, and how much, an article has been cited.

List of citation databases

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

Student theses and doctoral theses

List of databases with student and doctoral theses


Mechanical engineering

Articles in databases

If you want to do more advanced searches within the subject mechanical engineering, you can start your search in the bibliographic database Scopus. To get access to the articles in full-text, use the BTH link service GetIt@BTH.


List of bibliographic databases including mechanical Engineering

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.


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

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.

The NASA STI Repository (also known as the NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)) provides access to NASA metadata records, full-text online documents, images, and videos. The types of information included are conference papers, journal articles, meeting papers, patents, research reports, images, movies, and technical videos – scientific and technical information (STI) created or funded by NASA.


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

Patent- och registreringsverket: 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 and 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 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 to understand how to search for 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 as they provide information about companies and their products.

Svenska Kompass

Orbis Global

Full text

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.

Writing texts and references

Writing texts and references

Academic writing

Reference management

Style guide

Reference management with Zotero

Academic publishing

About academic publishing


At BTH we use DIVA as our institutional repository.

Learn how to publish in DIVA.

Book a librarian

Students and staff at BTH can book a meeting with a librarian for advanced information retrieval.

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Anette Pettersson
Phone: 0455- 38 51 19



Ottilia Sundahl
Phone 0455 – 38 51 03