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CSULB Antelope Valley Engineering program: Find Articles/Databases

Library services for students in the College of Engineering Antelope Valley Engineering program


For more databases in engineering check here

Use OneSearch for a preliminary search of a topic or a few good hits. 

The top three!

Compendex (via Engineering Village)

Search over 7 million citations and abstracts to journal articles, conference proceedings, and technical reports on all aspects of engineering.

IEEE Xplore

Use IEEE Xplore to search and to access full text of IEEE and IEE transactions, journals, magazines, standards and conference proceedings to which the CSULB Library subscribes.Full text is available for most content from 1988 to present. 

ACM Digital Library

The ACM (Association of Computing Machinery) Digital Library contains citations to all ACM publications and full text for over 40 journals as well as conference proceedings and newsletters and twelve additional publications from ACM Affiliated Organizations. 

Using Google Scholar

Google Scholar Search


OneSearch: Everything

OneSearch Guides

Tips for searching the Internet

Instead of providing a long list of relevant websites in engineering, it is more important to know how to critically evaluate what you find on the web.  

Ask yourself these questions:

  • Who wrote this? Can you verify their credentials?  Do they work for a company, government agency or a research organizations (look at the website – is it  .com, .gov, .edu, .net or .org)
  •  Is there contact information for the author or organization they represent?
  • Do they authors identify where they obtained the data?  This is critical for technical information.  It is usually preferable to use verifiable data from standard handbooks etc. rather than finding random information on the web
  • Is it current information?  (may not matter in the case of standard technical data).  Does the website have a “last updated” date?
  • Is the information biased? It may be if it is from a political organization that has an agenda

Having said that, the following meta-websites provide good critically evaluated starting points  for your exploration of the Internet:

Best of the Web: Technology

The WWW Virtual Library Engineering                                                                                                                                


No longer maintained but still has some good information


Get It @ CSULB

Get It @ CSULB

This button appears in almost all of the Library's research databases (e.g. Academic Search Complete or PsycInfo).

Click the button to search CSULB's subscriptions for full text of your article.

If you have any problems, please report them at the link below: 

Not Available at CSULB?

BeachReach - interlibrary loan heading image

Is your article not available at CSULB?

Put in a request through BeachReach to get full-text of any article. 

You can get to BeachReach from the Get It @ CSULB page when you are searching in the databases.

Need more information on BeachReach? Visit our interlibrary services page.

Library Lingo



Call number




Peer Reviewed


Reference - Encyclopedias etc. that cannot be checked out

Reserve -  Books and other items for courses selected by instructors

Call Number - Number on the spine of a book or journal determining its place on the shelf

Database -searchable list of article titles and abstracts

Citation - identifying information of an article (title, author, etc.)

Abstract - summary of an article found at the beginning and in databases

Peer Reviewed - A premium quality journal article that has been reviewed by others knowledgeable in the field prior to publication

Journal - a published collection of articles (previously in print, now frequently online only)