All the Library's e-journals are included in the A-Z List and there are also specific journal packages that may be of interest:
Hardcopies of journals from previous years are kept in the Journals Back Issues area opposite the main stairs on each floor. Go to:
Current journals with shelfmarks A-P are kept on the sloping shelves on Floor 1 but those with shelfmarks Q-Z are kept with the back issues.
Some journal volumes which were published before 1981 are kept in the Library Store. On the Library catalogue the location for relevant volumes will show as McClay Journal Store. If you wish to consult a volume from the store, please ask at the Borrower Services Desk on the ground floor of the McClay Library and it will be fetched for you.
Not all databases contain the PDFs of articles. For those which don't, try the QConnect service to link from the database to the full-text of an article.
The databases cover many more items than are available from the Library. If you find a paper which you cannot access online because the library doesn't subscribe to it, it can be requested via the Inter-Library Loans service.
Scopus is the world's largest bibliographic and citation database. A key resource for finding journal articles and conference proceedings in engineering and science disciplines. As well as carrying out literature searches, you can set up current awareness alerts, view citation counts, determine your h-index and assess the impact of journal titles.Scopus tutorials (video / text-only)
Web of Science gives access to citation databases, journals and conference proceedings with current and retrospective coverage in the sciences, engineering, social sciences, arts, and humanities. A good complement to Scopus. Web of Science tutorial (YouTube)
This series has more than 15,000 engines-related technical papers from 1975 to the present.
Additional SAE Technical Papers published from 1966 to 2004 are available on microfiche in the McClay Library. Please speak to staff at the Borrower Services Desk to obtain a microfiche and for any assistance you might like in using the mircofiche reader.
ESDU provides access to continually updated, validated engineering methods, data, principles, worked examples and programs. The database includes relevant materials for aerospace, mechanical, structural and chemical engineering.
Business Source Premier provides access to more than 2,000 business journals. Case studies, company information and market research literature is also available. Useful for researching commercial aspects of engineering. PDFs of many indexed sources are available for download.
ABI/Inform Global is a comprehensive business database providing access to a wide range of journals and working paper series. Useful for researching commercial aspects of engineering. PDFs of many indexed sources are available for download.
Use QCat Article Search to look for full-text articles by title, by author or by topic.
You can search QCat from the Library homepage, or by using the box below.
This will enable you to authenticate with your QUB ID card details and use the databases and e-journals when you are away from campus.
If you find a journal article that is particularly relevant to your research, a simple way of finding similar articles is to look for ones which have referred to your original. This feature is available in various databases, Including the Web of Science. Check the tutorial for further details: