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Engineering: Finding Resources
This is a curated list of databases and resources relevant to the various fields of engineering. To see all databases, please go to the Library's A-Z Databases page.
If you are looking for books or journal articles on a topic, Library Search is a good place to start - most of the resources included in the 'Engineering Databases' box below will be covered by Library Search.
However, if you want to search a specific engineering resource, or are looking for a specific type of information, this guide identifies key resources across the engineering disciplines.
The databases below provide access to key collections of engineering literature, including journal articles, conference proceedings, reports, books and trade publications.
A wide range of resources, including articles, definitions, images and animations which explain core scientific concepts. Disciplines covered include agriculture, biology, botany, information technology, environmental science, food science, health sciences, mathematics, physics, psychology and neuroanatomy.
Scholarly journals, trade publications, reports and conference proceedings, with a strong focus on Australian content, Including Engineers Australia (EA) and the Institution of Professional Engineers New Zealand (IPENZ).
Electrical engineering, electronics and computer science literature, including full-text access to all IEEE journals, transactions, and magazines; IEEE conference proceedings; IET journals and conference proceedings; all current IEEE standards.
Content focusing on built environment sustainability, includes peer-reviewed papers, case studies and glossaries.
Note: The content of the Environment Design Guide is now available under the Environment tab in Acumen Practice Notes.
Open access guides, commentaries and reports on a range of road related topics produced by Austroads. Note: to access publications, you will need to create a login for personal use.
Standards, codes & regulations
Standards are a vital tool of the engineering profession and cover all areas of engineering practice. For more information about standards please see the Finding Standards Library Guide.
Please note that the content in these resources cannot be found via Library Search.
Australian Standards and selected International Standards adopted by Australia. Access Conditions: you must create an additional registration on the SAI Global site to read, download, save or print a standard. From 30 April 2021, additional software is required to view standards - please see the guide below for details.
Access to saved files expires after 5 days. Maximum Users: 6 concurrent users. Please log out when you have finished.
Licence Conditions: Electronic transmission of files, including sending by email, is prohibited. Standards are available to CQU students and staff only for use related to their CQU study or research.
Help: Accessing Australian Standards
Produced by the Australian Building Codes Board (ABCB). Free online once you set up an account.
Volume 1: multi-residential, commercial, industrial and public buildings.
Volume 2: residential buildings.
Volume 3: plumbing and drainage requirements for all classes of buildings.
Safety Data Sheets about chemical products (hazardous substances and/or dangerous goods) required for compliance with OH&S and legislative obligations related to the storage and handling of chemicals.
Access: A password is required for access. Please go to the passwords page