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Engineering: Find Scholarly Literature

This guide will help you to find resources about all disciplines of engineering, including scholarly literature, standards, and handbooks.

News and Important Links

The UT Libraries website has changed. Here are some of the links.

Solving Off-Campus Access Problems

Occasionally there are temporary problems accessing databases off-campus. If it happens again, there are several options to solve this problem:

Locating Materials at UT and outside UT

What database should I use to find scholarly literature? (Knoxville and UTSI programs)

Aviation Systems

Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering

Civil and Environmental Engineering

Electrical Engineering and Computer Science

Industrial and Systems Engineering/Engineering Management

Materials Science Engineering

Mechanical, Aerospace, and Biomedical Engineering

Nuclear Engineering


Databases Used by All Engineering Disciplines

Databases are generally located at UT Engineering and Technology Databases. Use databases to find peer-reviewed articles and other information.

Search Operators

Most databases require that you combine words in your search with AND or OR. AND retrieves records with all words.  OR retrieves records with any of the words.

mercury pollution AND coal

mercury pollution OR mercury accumulation

nuclear AND computer* AND (reliability OR dependability)

The asterisk (*)  truncates a word so that for this example, either computer or computers has to be in the records.


Research Librarian

Jeanine Williamson
152 Hodges Library

1015 Volunteer Boulevard

Knoxville, TN 37996

(865) 974-9164

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