Explore engineering articles, patents, standards, and other information.

Your Librarians

Engineering Librarians
Contact Info:
Stephen Stich 410-516-8357
Susan Vazakas 410-516-4153

Find Articles Fast!

The fastest, easiest way to find an article: use Google Scholar + FIND IT@JHU.

For doing article searches about topics, it’s best to use an article database.

But when you want to find a *specific* article, the easiest, quickest way is to use Google Scholar plus FIND IT @ JHU.

  1. On your non-Hopkins device, make sure you are on Hopkins wireless, logged in some other way, or using the Google Scholar tab on the library home page --> Articles & Databases --> Google Scholar
  2. Put the article TITLE into Scholar
  3. Click the link to  FIND IT@JHU (1st example below)
  4. If you don’t see a FIND IT link on the right, click, the little arrow UNDER the citation, which will usually become a FIND IT link (2nd example below)
  5. FIND IT will show you ALL available links to the full text, not just what Scholar *wants* to show you


In all databases as well as Google Scholar, always use "Advanced Search."

  • This will let you focus your search to get better results, as well as save you a lot of time









Online Resources for Engineering

These databases have journal articles, conference papers, physical data, and other information.

To see a description of every database in the list below, click the button next to its name. Note: The list of databases and tools for Computer Science and Security is slightly different from the Engineering list.

  • Start your searches with Compendex, the biggest engineering database, which covers all areas.
  • Along with Compendex, there are three other databases that you can search separately or together: Inspec , NTIS, and GeoBase
  • If you search 2 or more of these databases TOGETHER, you can then remove duplicates.
    ---- However, removing duplicates must be your very last step, so finishing refining your search (such as changing the date range, adding words to the search, putting some words in the TITLE, etc.) first.


Conference Papers

OSTI (Office of Scientific and Technical Information) provides access to the huge collection of DoE's publications.

  • Their Science Conference Proceedings portal searches 26 national labs and professional societies for citations to conference papers.
  • There is some overlap with other databases, but proceedings can be tough to find so this is another source.