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To find a recommended book, journal or article, use the library catalogue. To research a subject area, use the specialist databases below. In these, you will find details of many thousands of journals and articles. Some include other sources of information, such as books, patents and conference papers.
Index to selected journals, conference papers and book series across all subject areas.
Web of Science Core Collection consists of the following databases:
Science Citation Index
Social Sciences Citation Index
Arts and Humanities Citation Index
Conference Proceedings Citation Index
Book Citation Index
Emerging Sources Citation Index
Current Chemical Reactions
Comprehensive engineering literature database - over 21 million records from 77 countries across 190 engineering disciplines. Coverage from 1884 onwards including journal, conference papers, and book series.
Access to NASA's current and historical technical literature (citations and full text): aerospace-related conference papers, journal articles, meeting papers, patents, research reports, images, movies, and technical videos.
Search across all databases on the Web of Science platform.
The University of Bath Library gives you access to these databases on the Web of Science platform:
Web of Science Core Collection
Biosis Citation Index
Data Citation Index
Derwent Innovations Index
KCI - Korean Journal Database
Russian Science Citation Index
SciELO Citation Index
Guidance on how to find University of Bath dissertations and theses in the library and online or search other libraries. You can also find information here about how to submit your dissertation or thesis.
If you find references to books, journals, articles or other materials we either do not stock in print or subscribe to online, you can request these via our Inter-library Loans Service. Each request costs the Library about £10 so please only order essential items. If you haven't used the service before you will need to register.
Searchable full text access to over 4,000 leading handbooks, databases, encyclopedia and reference books across all engineering disciplines. Knovel also provides tools to analyse and display data found.
The following resources provide information about patents. Each database has its own strengths and its coverage will be widest for the first-named geographical area. Use these tools to locate patent application and granted patent documents from around the world.
Searchable database of over 120 million UK, European and world-wide patents. In addition, images of the paper publications are available back to 1920 for the UK, US, EPO, WIPO, France, Germany and Switzerland. Compiled and maintained by The European Patent Office.
SciFinder-n is a new version of SciFinder, the largest index to chemistry and related literature. Search by topic, author, compound name, molecular formula or structure.
The following are the official websites for the major patent offices. The EPO, USPTO, KIPO, JPO and SIPO are part of the IP5, a co-operative group of the five largest patent offices in the world. If the patent databases do not provide all the information you need for a patent, for example its legal status, you can refer back to the patent office of origin.
Access WIPO databases: Patentscope - search over 90 million patent documents: all published PCT applications as well as more than 60 national and regional collections; Global Brands Database; Global Design Database; intellectual property statistics and technology reports.
The design of a product, in other words, how it looks, its shape, arrangement of parts and any decoration, can be protected too. Designs can cover specific items but also packaging, symbols and typefaces. By registering a design you can prevent others from copying and using it for up to 25 years, subject to renewal every 5 years. Designs can be registered with national (usually the patent office), regional or international design offices. The following tools enable you to search for and view registered designs.
Free online search for designs registered with participating national offices, World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) and European Union Intellectual Property Office (EUIPO), collated into a single platform with daily updates sent by individual offices. Explore designs throughout Europe, the novelty of a design, avoid copying designs and check legal status of registered designs. All official European Union languages are supported.
Digimap enables you to access, draw, print and download digital map data from current and historic UK collections. Our subscription also includes building information (Verisk), land cover, geological, marine, agricultural, society, and aerial maps, plus Lidar data. Selected Global maps and map data are also available. Register with your University username and password to begin.
Enables you to generate maps and download geospatial data. This is a single package combining current and historic Ordnance Survey maps and spatial data, current and historic coastal aerial photography (with LiDAR), plus geological, marine and environmental maps and spatial data.
Almost one third of the world's current literature in electrical engineering, electronics and computer science, as published by the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers and Institution of Engineering and Technology. Full text access to journals, conference papers, standards, e-books.