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Electronic Engineering Subject Page

I am the Subject Librarian for the Faculty of Engineering and Computing. These web pages contain information specific to Electronic Engineering. Use the tabs below.

Contact Details    Email:         Telephone: 700 5210 

   The Library E-Tutorial for Students (LETS) is series of online tutorials for students to help to locate, evaluate and use information effectively. There are 3 modules - LETSbegin, LETSfind and LETScite. 



Most Electronic Engineering books are located on the second floor of the library. You can find out which books we have by searching the Library Catalogue. It will tell you if we have a book, where it is and if it's already on loan to another library user.

     HELP   -    Tutorials:   How to find books   /  How to find items on the shelves

Quick Guide to books - Electronic EngineeringBook Shelf Mark
Artificial Intelligence006.3
Automatic Control Engineering629.8
Engineering (general)620
Engineering Mathematics510.2462
Mathematics510 - 519
Process Control629.895
Software Engineering005.1


We have access to thousands of e-books via the Library Catalogue.   All e-books can be accessed off-campus

When you search the library catalogue you can refine your search by choosing "E-Books" on the left hand side of the screen (see below). Click on Access this title online here to view the book,  you may be asked to verify yourself as a registered student by logging in with your computer username and password.






The A-Z of journals is a listing of all our print and e-journals.
You can search this list by entering the title of the journal or you can get a list of journals in your chosen subject area by browsing (see below).

It will tell you if the journal you are looking for is

  • in print here in the library
  • and/or electronically on one of our databases and what years it is available.

Click on links below to see a list of journals available in the following subjects:

Engineer's Journal (Engineers Ireland) - website



The Library subscribes to many databases which allow you to easily search for journal articles. Some databases also provide references to reports, conference proceedings, theses and even books.

Some databases contain the full-text of the articles others provide you with a citation/abstract only. In the case of citation/abstract databases click on the this will search all our databases to see if the article you require is available.

Below are a selection of databases that are particularly relevant to your subject area. A full list of all our databases is available from the A to Z of databases.

Key Databases

Academic Search Complete  Full-text access to over 5,000 peer-reviewed journals across all subject areas including business, communications, computer science, and engineering.

E-tutorials Basic Searching | Advanced Search | Create Journal Alerts | Create Search Alerts

Compendex (EI Engineering Village)
Compendex is a major interdisciplinary engineering database offering abstracts from 5,000 engineering journals, conference papers and technical reports. Covers 175 disciplines and major specialities within these broad engineering areas: mechanical, civil, environmental, electrical, materials science, chemical, optics, solid state physics, control, and engineering management.Access to the database is through the Engineering Village interface.
   Help - Tutorials                                                      

EI Engineering Village - see Compendex and Inspec

IEEE Xplore  Represents 30% of electrical engineering and computer science literature. IEL provides access to all IEEE journals, transactions, magazines and conference proceedings; IEE journals and conference proceedings; and current IEEE standards. Full-text is available from 1988 and selected content available from 1950.  Help/Tutorials

Inspec (EI Engineering Village) This database indexes and summarises over 4,000 journals and 2,000 conference proceedings, books, reports relating to physics, electronics, electrical engineering, computer science, control, and information technology. Access to the database is through the Engineering Village interface.   Help - Tutorials

Scopus Scopus is one of the largest multi-disciplinary abstracting and indexing databases of research literature and quality web sources. It offers access to over 16,000 titles from more than 4000 international publishers, with abstracts available back to 1966. Citation data is available from 1996. Coverage includes scientific, technical, medical and social sciences literature including, arts and humanities. There are also 23 million patent records from 5 patent offices as well as links to 'Articles in Press' from over 3,000 journals. About Scopus – more in-depth information directly from the publisher     E-tutorials and demos 

Summon is a customised search engine which lets you search across most of DCU Library's online resources from a single search box.
Advanced Search | What is Summon | Summon guide | Tutorial

Web of Science Web of Science is a multi-disciplinary citation database providing access to 9,760 of the world's highest impact research journals. It also offers the unique "citation searching" feature, allowing users to see how many times a paper/author has been cited and by whom. It consists of the three databases: the Science Citation Index Expanded (1945-present), the Social Sciences Citation Index (1956-present) and Arts & Humanities Citation Index (1975-present).                                                                                         Database Guide (PDF) | Search Tips | Managing Search Results 


 Other databases that may be useful



  • Intute: Science, Engineering & Technology
    Academic Gateway - high quality internet resources relevant to Electronic Engineering as well as other areas of engineering, Mathematics and Computing.
  • BUBL
    Academic Gateway with selected Internet resources covering all academic subject areas
  • Institution of Engineering and Technology
    The IET is one of the world's leading professional societies for the engineering and technology community. This website provides latest news and publications relevant to engineering.
  • TechXtra
    is a free service which can help you find articles, books, the best websites, technical reports, the latest research, thesis & dissertations and more, in engineering, mathematics and computing.
  • IEEE
    The IEEE web site offers news, publications, and details of events and conferences. DCU library subscribes to
  • IEEE Xplore
    Provides full text access to the world's highest quality technical literature in engineering and technology.
  • IEI - The Institution of Engineers of Ireland
    Provides information about the Institution such as membership, current events and also includes the full-text of The Engineers Journal.

Citing & Referencing

It is important to understand the rules/technique of citing and referencing so you can avoid plagiarism.


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