Online Resources


Summon is a search engine that provides credible, relevance ranked results from the library's online and print collections in a single search. 

Summons searches through a massive collection of print books and e-books, scholarly journals, newspaper articles, theses and dissertations, conference proceedings, and numerous academic databases. 

 Summon searches many but not all library resources, so it is not appropriate for all research. Comprehensive or targeted searches should be done in subject specific databases.

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The library provides online access to dozens of private web-based search engines that contain academic articles related by a common theme. These databases allow users to search for e-books, scholarly articles, theses and dissertations, conference proceedings and more, many of which are available in full-text. The databases cover many subject areas, including Chemical Engineering, Chemistry, Communications, Economics, Electrical Engineering, English, Islamic Studies, Mathematics, Mechanical Engineering, Petroleum Engineering, Petroleum Geosciences, as well as general reference.

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Journal Finder

Looking to see if the library has a subscription to a specific journal, and if so, where to find it? Find it fast using the Library's Journal Finder search engine. Simply type in the title of the journal, or even just part of the title. No need to remember which database the journal is found in, the search engine does the work for you. The results will also show you the date range of full-text copies for each database. Find journals as easy as 1,2,3!

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Electronic Books (e-books)? The Library provides access to over 100,000 e-books through Knovel, CRC Netbase and other available at the Library. In addition to searching for titles directly in each e-book vendor's platform, many of our e-books can be found by searching in SUMMON and limiting your search to "e-books" in the drop-down menu on the advanced search option.

If you can't find what you need, please contact a librarian for assistance.

Additional information is shown below for the following e-book platforms:

Knovel contains over 1,800 full-text science books from various publishers. Some titles have interactive features. Topics include earth sciences, chemical, electrical, and mechanical engineering, oil and gas engineering. Nanotechnology collection has been recently added.

Knovel requires each user to create their personal log-in to access this collection of eBooks.

CRC Netbase
Searches over 1,300 textbooks and handbooks from the following databases: CivilEngineeringnetBASE, ElectricalENGINEERINGnetBASE, MechanicalEngineeringnetBASE, and TELECOMMUNICATIONSnetBASE.

ScienceDirect eBooks
Offering comprehensive coverage of the full range of scientific disciplines, Elsevier publications including those published under the renowned Pergamon and Academic Press imprints, over 10,000 books are now fully integrated with journals, book series, handbooks and reference works on ScienceDirect. Spanning subject collections within the science and technology disciplines, the ScienceDirect eBooks Frontlist collection is an increasingly significant source of relevant, quality content.
Directions on how to use ScienceDirect eBooks with mobile devices can be found by following this link.

ebrary helps libraries, corporations, publishers, and consumers get the most out of their digital content. The company offers a growing selection of digital books, handbooks, reports, maps, journals and other valuable content from over 350 of the world’s leading publishers.

Springer E-Books Collection (2010-2013) Chemistry and Materials
This eBook collection offers over 210 books published annually in Springer’s chemistry and materials science book program. Hi quality review series such as Topic and Current chemistry and Advance in Polymer Science present critical review of trends in chemistry while new reference works such as Encyclopedia of Nanotechnology (by Bhushan), Lipids, Lipophilic Components and Essential Oils from Plant Sources (by Azimova, Glushenkova and Vinogradova) and the Handbook of Computational Chemistry (by Leszczynski) come together for a complete, “must have” subject collection for anyone in academia, research center or corporate settings.

ASME eBooks
E-books published by the American Society of Mechanical Engineers from 1998 to date. The ASME Digital Collection currently contains over 140 new and classic eBooks and will increase by approximately 20 new titles each year. The complete collection comprises more than 140 new and classic eBooks and will increase by approximately 20 new titles each year. eBook titles span numerous content areas, including: design and manufacturing, emerging technologies, engineering management, gas turbines and power, heat transfer, pipeline engineering, pressure vessels and piping and many more.

Elsevier MRW E-books
Elsevier’s Reference Works are one of the most authoritative source of the foundation content students and researchers need to start their research in one’s area of expertise. Delivery via ScienceDirect makes accessibility to both books and journals. Each work is prepared by an international team of experts and includes comprehensive coverage of the topic at hand, offering researchers the information they need in a convenient format.

American Geological Union E-Books
This database provide access to 604 eBook by the American Geophysical Union (AGU). AGU is the world's leading society of Earth and space science. Titles cover full spectrum of space exploration, study of the Earth's deep interior and atmosphere, and causes of climate change

Wiley Online Major Reference Works E-Books
The ideal starting point for research, Wiley Online Major Reference Works are one of the most authoritative sources of the foundation content students and researchers need build essential knowledge in their own field or area of interest. Offers rich collection of over 160 referenceworks titles divided into 20 Subject Collections. It is an indispensable resource for undergraduate and graduate students, lecturers and researchers.

Arabic Collections Online
Arabic Collections Online (ACO) is a publicly available digital library of public domain Arabic language content. Funded by New York University Abu Dhabi, this mass digitization project aims to expose up to 15,000 volumes from NYU and partner institutions over a period of five years. NYU and the partner institutions are contributing all types of material -literature, business, science, and more - from their Arabic language collections. ACO will provide digital access to printed books drawn from rich Arabic collections of prominent libraries.