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Find Articles & Journals

Here is a list of recommended databases for electrical and computer engineering.  Coverage varies by product but most help you find research papers --- including journal articles and conference papers --- on topics of interest.  See more products at the big list of Databases, where you may search by subject, type, and provider. 

Which to choose:

  • Inspec is the special index for electric and computer engineering.  
  • Compendex offers the broadest search of the research literature of engineering.
  • Academic Search Complete is one of our favorite indexing products.  It has good coverage of engineering topics and also of related fields.  It is important to know that conference papers are not indexed.
  • If you are designing medical devices, be sure and consider using MEDLINE/PubMed and Embase.

IEEE Xplore is not a subject index for electrical and computer engineering; that is, it doesn't index across a wide range of publishers.  It is the database of the IEEE, with additional material from some other publishers.

For News Coverage
Collections of Papers from Societies

These databases are valuable sources and are satisfying for their full-text content but be aware that each indexes publications from one society.  You will also want to search using an indexing tool with more comprehensive coverage:


If you don't see a PDF or HTML link, connecting you to the full article, click the button to see if the article is available in another database or in print in one of the UT Libraries.

If it's only available in print or you can't see how to otherwise get a copy, go to  and complete a request form.


Find Journals

  • To see if we have a particular journal (i.e. Nature, ENR), either in print or electronic format, use the find a journal link.

  • You can also browse our ejournals by subject area.

Journal Collections

  • Engineering Societies: see the print and full text holding for more than a dozen key engineering societies such as AIAA, ASCE, ASME, IEEE, SAE, SPE, SPIE and more!

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