Swinburne University of Technology Sarawak Campus

Civil engineering

Useful resources for civil engineering

Interdisciplinary Databases

  • Business source complete (EBSCOhost) Subject coverage: all aspects of business including marketing, management, human resources, information systems, operations management, accounting, finance and economics.
  • Emerald Insight Over 100 full text business journals. Subject coverage: accounting and finance, economics, human resources, organisational behaviour, management and operations, marketing, strategy and entrepreneurship.
  • Gale databases Major database platform of nearly 30 databases. Subject coverage includes: business, arts and humanities, literary criticism, nursing and health, law, communications and mass media, education and science. Includes full text.
  • Informit Subject coverage includes politics and economics, legal, social and cultural affairs, mass media, aboriginal issues, health, family, business, engineering, agriculture, flora and fauna and environmental science.
  • ScienceDirect (Elsevier) Subject coverage: life and health sciences, nursing, physical sciences and engineering, computer science, social sciences and humanities, psychology, business and management.Note: Accessible titles need to have a symbol of green key/ green notes.fig01
  • Springer link Subject coverage: life sciences, chemistry, physics and astronomy, engineering, environmental and geosciences, computing, mathematics, medicine and economics.
  • Taylor & Francis ebooks Includes all titles formerly included in CRCnetBASE. Subject coverage: engineering and technology, mathematics and statistics, chemistry, food science, computer science and information technology, physical, life, earth, environmental and health sciences, nursing and behavioural sciences.
  • Wiley online library Provides full text access to journals, reference works, books, and databases published by Wiley in all the science disciplines.
  • World scientific World Scientific Publishing is a leading independent publisher of academic and professional books. 

Key Databases

  • Access Engineering (McGraw Hill) Engineering encyclopaedia. Subject coverage includes biomedical, chemical, civil, electrical, environmental, mechanical, materials and software engineering. Includes: Marks’ Standard Handbook for Mechanical Engineers (11th ed.), Perry’s Chemical Engineers Handbook (8th ed.), Standard Handbook for Electrical Engineers (16th ed.). Number of concurrent users: 1.
  • ACM Digital Library (Association for Computing Machinery) Full-text database of the complete collection of ACM’s publications. Includes access to The ACM Guide to Computing Literature bibliography.
  • ACS publications Includes more than 30 full text journals published or co-published by the American Chemical Society.
  • ASCE Library 
    American Society of Civil Engineers’ database covering all areas of civil engineering 
  • BUILD : Australian building, construction, and engineering database (Informit) Archive database (1989-2002) of material on construction and engineering, structural engineering, building regulations, urban and regional planning and fire technology. Includes linked full text.
  • Computers & Applied Sciences Complete Research database covering computing and applied sciences disciplines
  • ENGINE : Australian engineering database (Informit) A database of material on all aspects of engineering in Australia. Produced by Engineers Australia.
  • Engineering collection (Informit) Includes journal articles and magazines, plus conference proceedings and reports from Engineers Australia and the Institute of Professional Engineers New Zealand.
  • GreenFILE (EBSCOhost) Subject coverage: human impact on the environment, global warming, green building, pollution, sustainable agriculture, renewable energy, recycling and environmental law.
  • ICE Current Engineering Journals Collection It includes the titles of the internationally respected ICE Proceedings collection, each focus on a sub-discipline of civil engineering.
  • IEEE Xplore Subject coverage: electrical engineering and electronics, communications, computer engineering, computer science, information technology and telecommunications. fig01
  • JoVE: Journal of visualized experiments JoVE publishes peer-reviewed scientific video protocols. Subject
  • LearnTechLib Subject coverage: research developments and applications on all aspects of educational technology. Formerly called EdITLib.
  • Nature Online Full text access to Nature Online, Scientific American and journals from Nature Publishing.
  • NCC suite (Previously known as Building Code of Australia (BCA)) Formerly called the Building Code of Australia (BCA). NCC volume one includes requirements for multi-residential, commercial, industrial and public buildings and structures. NCC volume two includes requirements for residential and non-habitable buildings and structures. NCC volume three includes requirements for plumbing and drainage for all classes of buildings. (Free) registration is required for access.
  • ProQuest central A major database platform of over 35 databases. Subject coverage includes: humanities, social sciences, education, health and medicine, science and technology, business and management.
  • ProQuest Science Journals These journals cover hundreds of topics relating to engineering
  • ProQuest Telecommunications The database is a resource for anyone researching the telecommunications industry or its technology. 
  • Science Direct 
    Full text articles from authoritative science and technology journals
  • Springer link To browse the engineering collections you can do a search within all contents or within Engineering.

Research Databases

  • ProQuest Dissertations and Theses A & I Subject coverage: business and economics, medical sciences, science and technology, agriculture, arts, humanities and social sciences.
  • ProQuest Dissertations and Theses Open Collection of full text open access dissertations and theses from around the world. Subject coverage: business and economics, medical sciences, science and technology, agriculture, arts, humanities and social sciences.
  • ProQuest Research Library ProQuest Research Library provides one-stop access to more than 4,000 periodicals from one of the broadest, most inclusive general reference databases ProQuest has to offer. 
  • Sage research methods A database of ebooks, journal articles and video that aims to help researchers design and conduct research projects, understand methods, identify new methods and write up results.
  • Scopus
    Major database covering all engineering disciplines
  • SocINDEX with full text (EBSCOhost) Subject coverage: social development, social psychology, social structure, social work, socio-cultural anthropology, sociological history and theory, criminology, demography, ethnic and gender studies, marriage and family, political sociology, religion, rural and urban sociology, substance abuse and violence.


    • Books 24X7
      Subjects covered include information technology, business and finance.
    • Cambridge Books Online
      Full text to some of Cambridge University Press Online Books.
    • Ebook Central (ProQuest)
      Ebook database. Ebooks on a wide range of subjects from a wide range of publishers.
    • ICE Virtual Library
      Produced by the Institution of Civil Engineers (ICE). Browse ICE Publishing’s internationally renowned to more than 1,000 ebooks to find the information you need.
    • IG Publishing
      IG Publishing is a spin-off company from iGroup Asia, the leading library information service provider in Asia.
    • Morgan & Claypool
      Serve the global research and development communities in science and technology.
    • Oxford Scholarship Online
      Provides full text of several hundred ebooks. Swinburne Sarawak subscribes to business and engineering collections.
    • VitalSource Bookshelf
      ebook platform that allows you to access course materials whenever and wherever you choose by using your laptop, desktop or mobile device.  You can download texts directly or access them via your browser.



    • Press Reader PressReader gives you unlimited access to thousands of magazines and newspapers from around the world so you can stay connected to the stories you love.

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