Useful Web Sites

Subject specific websites can be useful sources of information for your studies, if they are used to supplement the many paper-based and electronic resources (such as e-books, online journals and Engineering databases) we subscribe to. This page contains links to a selected collection of some useful web resources for your subject area.

Institution of Engineering and Technology: The IET is one of the world's leading societies for the engineering and technology community. The IET provides a global knowledge network to facilitate the exchange of ideas and promote the postive role of science, engineering and technology in the world.

Intute/Engineering: free access to high quality resources on the Internet. Each resource has been evaluated and categorised by subject specialists. (no long updated from July 2011)

TechXtra: a free service to help you find articles, books and websites and much more in engineering, mathematics and computing.

Institution of Mechanical Engineers: is a professional engineering institution in the UK. The institute's mission is to create and share knowledge on all aspects of mechanical engineering

National Transportation Library (USA): this library has access to statistical and other information needed for transportation decisions making at federal, state and local level.

HELM Maths booklet: is a project to support mathematical education for engineering students

Patents Websites

Intellectual Property Office: the UK government Intellectual Property website. You can check out patents, trademarks and designs registered recently or search the archive

Espacenet:  the European Patent Office search page.  Free access to over 70 million documents worldwide, containing information about inventions and technical developments from 1836 to today.

Google/Patents: allows you to search the full text of the US patent index.

Free Patents: another US patents search engine. You can set up alerts to be notified when new documents are added and organise, share and annotate documents.

Other Useful Websites

FISITA: Federation of Automotive Engineering Societies: FISITA is the world body for automotive engineering. A federation of engineering societies that exchange technical knowledge on all aspects of vehicle design and manufacture.

SAE International: is a global organisation of engineers and related technical experts in the aerospace, automotive and commerical vehicle industries.

INFOMINE: is a catalogue of Internet resources hosted by the University of California covering all subject areas including Engineering.

Wikipedia/Engineering Ethics: engineering ethics is the field of applied ethics and a system of moral principles that apply to engineering. Another website also looking at this area of engineering is the Online Ethics centre based at the National Academy of Engineering in the USA.