Databases provide subject access to journal articles, papers, reports and other publications.You can use OneSearch, but you can save time and get more targeted search results with specialized, subject focused databases.
Use these databases for your Mechanical Engineering research:
Compendex (Engineering Village)
From Engineering Information. Indexes over 2600 journals published worldwide in all engineering disciplines and the applied sciences. Compendex also covers conference papers, reports, and publications of engineering societies.
Browse or search contents of ASME journals. You can also search the entire ASME Digital Library but be aware that our subscription only covers the journals, 2000 to present. If you find a conference paper or other document you need you can submit a Document Delivery request.
Web of Science
Provides seamless access to Science Citation Index Expanded, Social Science Citation Index, and Arts & Humanities Citation Index. Over 10,000 journals are indexed in this multidisciplinary database. 1991 to present.
IMPORTANT! OneSearch (search box on Library Homepage) does NOT search Compendex, our primary engineering database, and it does not search the full text of other important engineering resources such as IEEE Xplore or Knovel.
Databases for General News, Business, Company, and Industry Information
If you need articles about companies or industries or current civil engineering projects in the news, try these databases:
Full text access to over 500 U.S. and international newspapers. Includes Los Angeles Times, New York Times, Orange County Register. Great for current news and information about local projects and events.
Using the Compendex Database
Take a few minutes to look at some training videos and tips for Compendex:
If you can't find what you need in the databases listed on this page, try Google Scholar. It searches a vast range of journals and other academic resources.
When using Google Scholar you can tell it you're affiliated with the Cal Poly Pomona Library. That way you can easily link to articles and other documents that are part of our collection. Click the Settings icon at the top of the screen. Select Library Links, type the name of your library, check it, click SAVE.
In your Google Scholar search results look for FIND IT CAL POLY POMONA.