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Engineering 190W, Spring 2023 - Hong Section: Using Databases

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You can enter the title of the journal in UC Library Search, and you may find specific articles, however this is not a replacement or substitute for using a database.  To link to the full text of articles or ebook chapters from library databases or Google Scholar, use the "UC eLinks" or                "Get it at UC" icon 

Finding Articles

Finding Articles, Papers, Proceedings, News by Using Databases

Depending on what you are researching or seeking, what the purpose of your query is and from what time period will determine where you go. There are many databases that cover different subjects, content, dates and are organized in multiple ways. Basically, you seek, find, discover, and refine your search strategy to increase the relevancy of the output. Licensed databases tend to contain the scholarly, scientific resources that are not freely available to everyone because they require a license. Access to this information is available to current UCI students and you must configure your computer to recognize and authenticate you if you are connecting from off-campus.

The following databases support different aspects of engineering, science and business information and can be found on Databases A-Z:

Liaison Librarian

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Julia Gelfand
Office: Science Library 228

Phone: 949-824-4971


Other Research Guides

There are many Research Guides prepared by librarians for nearly every academic department and School or Program at UCI.  Those that may be particularly useful include:


Innovation & Entrepreneurship

all Departments of Engineering - Biomedical Engineering; Biomolecular & Chemical Engineering; Civil & Environmental Engineering; Electrical Engineering & Computer Science; Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering; Materials Science


Computer Science


Public Health