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Electrical Engineering Library Guide: Databases

A guide for Electrical Engineering students.


Databases collect, organise and index information from journals, books, book chapters, theses and dissertations, magazines, newspapers and other sources.

Search for articles using databases by typing in keywords that describe your topic - remember to define the topic and think about the key concepts involved. Ask your subject librarian, Gcobisa Xalabile, for help if needs be.

The databases will show lists of journal articles and other materials on your topic, but not all these articles will be available in UCT Libraries. If we do not subscribe to the journal you need, ask our Interlibrary Loans Department to obtain the article for you from another library.

Useful General Dadtbases

Look at the Help tab for online tutorials.

Electrical and Electronics Engineering specific databases

Look at the Help tab for online tutorials.

Accessing databases

To access e-databases choose the Search & Find on the menu bar of our homepage and then select either the A-Z list of Databases or Databases by Platform. Alternativley, search a specific database from the lists on this page.

It is possible to access our databases and electronic journals off-campus using EZProxy.

EBSCOhost Databases

To search different EBSCOhost databases simultaneously, choose Databases by Platform from Search & Find on the menu bar and click on  the EBSCOhost icon. You may then select multiple databases.