Your Research Needs are Met Online
Our electronic resources include a wide variety of databases, journals and books online.
Library databases, sometimes referred to as “article databases”, are search tools for locating journal articles, conference papers, technical reports and other research. Unlike general search engines, these databases focus on academic level information from copyrighted sources. They index the articles contained in thousands of journals, conference proceedings, technical reports, newspapers, etc. Our databases may focus on specific subjects or broad interdisciplinary areas. Within a database, use the basic or advanced search options to find articles. Select a database to get started.
Electronic journals share many of the features of print journals. Both are collections of articles released on a regular basis. Articles generally discuss very specific topics and often report new research. Scholarly journals are usually peer reviewed. The electronic version of a journal often makes articles available before the print journal is published. In some cases, the electronic journals link to additional data or related articles. Search or browse our electronic journals by title, provider, or current literature on a specific topic.
Online books are also similar to their print counterparts. They range from factual references to general surveys on a subject, to complete treatments of defined topics, more in-depth than an article. Many online or “e-books” have search features not found in print. Search for both print and online books in the Library catalog. Some collections of electronic books are also searchable as databases.
Current Michigan Tech students, faculty and staff may access electronic resources from within the library, from other campus locations and, in most cases, from off-campus. Courtesy Card holders and visitors to the library may use many of the resources from library computers. Additional restrictions may apply.
Always acknowledge your source on any published or unpublished document when you use data found in electronic resources
Some resources allow electronic reserves, course packs, multiple copies for classroom use and interlibrary lending. Others explicitly forbid one or more of these activities. If you have questions about a particular use or resource, please contact Collection Management.