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Information about Library & University Collections services in response to COVID-19

This page contains current information on library closures, loans and fines, support for online learning, online access to teaching resources and how to get further help.

Search Library resources - DiscoverEd

Search for print and online Library materials with DiscoverEd. Sign in to manage your Library account

Tips on using DiscoverEd

Engineering Literature searching

Find peer-reviewed journal articles and conference proceedings in specialist engineering databases

  • Engineering Village - indexes the world's significant engineering and technology journals and conferences
  • Web of Science - the Science Citation Index provides an interdisciplinary search tool for engineering topics that intersect with scientific disciplines. The EndnoteWeb reference management tool is available on this platform

Consult the Engineering literature databases page for further resources for literature searching

Engineering e-books

Many engineering ebooks have interactive content including downloadable interactive graphs and tables

  • AccessEngineering -  over 250 engineering ebooks, many with interactive content. Includes Dataviz tool to compare material property data
  • Knovel - over 3,500 ebooks, many with interactive content. Includes Lees, Yaw's, Ullman's and Sax's

Further engineering e-books in can be found via DiscoverEd

More information on the Library's e-books collection

Engineering standards (& Eurocodes) and regulatory documentation

The Library provides access to a wide range of standards documents

  • British Standards Online - full-text of all British Standards and BSI-adopted standards, including many ISOs and all Eurocodes.
  • ASTM Compass - full-text of all ASTM standards

Library guide to technical standards - information on how to find other standards such as IEEE standards

The Construction Information Service provides further regulatory documentation for the construction industry

Engineering Patents

Patents are often the first - and sometimes the only - place where a new technology is published

Citing, referencing and avoiding plagiarism

Citing and referencing demonstrates breadth of research and helps avoid plagiarism

Reference management

Use a reference management tool to manage your literature research and create a bibliography

  • Guide to Endnote X7 - EndNote desktop is on the open-access PCs and Apple Macs
  • Guide to EndNote Online - EndNote Online is available on the Web of Science platform
  • Open Source reference management tools include BibTeX, Mendeley and Zotero

Comparison of bibliographic management tools


Courses run throughout the year, delivered either in a classroom or online

Noreen & Kenneth Murray Library

The Murray Library holds print collections for Engineering

Inter-Library Loans

Need a document not held by the Library?

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Request a book purchase

Need a book added to the Library's collections?


Find a study space

Find a silent study space, book a group study room, check for computer space availability and more... 

Murray Library study space

Exam Papers Online

Degree examination papers of the University from 2004 onwards.

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