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Engineering Resource Spotlight: New Content Added to Key to Support STEM Teaching, Learning & Research

July 27, 2023

Publishers continuously add new content to their databases, ebook collections, and journals throughout the year. The following organizations recently added new resources to their digital libraries, and we’re excited to provide access to this important research to support Drexel faculty, staff, and students with their teaching, coursework, and research. All resources are online and available for use right away. 

AccessEngineering prepares students to solve real-world problems, provides access to upper-level textbooks at no additional cost, enables faculty to integrate practical resources into their courses, and helps professionals find relevant information faster, driving increased ROI. 

American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) Digital Library
Online access to more than 500+ e-books, journal articles and conference papers through Provides state-of-the-practice information and guidance on today’s engineering methods and technologies and encompass all civil engineering content areas, including construction, structures, transportation, geotechnics, environment, water resources, and civil engineering practice. 

ASM Alloy Phase Diagram Database
The ASM Digital Databases provide convenient access to the world’s largest collection of information and data on the composition, structure, properties, processing, performance, and evaluation of engineering materials.

American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) ebooks
High-quality professional and reference works, handbooks, conference proceedings, as well as advanced monographs in established and emerging areas of interest to mechanical engineers and allied disciplines. 

New content now available from AWWA (American Water Works Association) and IES (Illuminating Engineering Society) via ASTM Compass link. Videos embedded in frequently used ASTM test methods can be accessed from the Standard page when available.

Engineering Case Studies Online
Engineering Case Studies Online is a collection that will grow to include 250 hours of video and 50,000 pages of text resources to meet this growing need. Content is displayed alongside targeted learning objects designed to facilitate detailed understanding of the causes and impact of these failures. 

With Knovel’s powerful search and interactive analytical tools, scientists and engineers can find answers to technical questions through best practice insights, validated equations and materials and substances data from more than 160 providers. Subject areas covered in Knovel include:

  • Biochemistry, Biology and Biotechnology
  • Chemistry and Chemical Engineering
  • Earth Sciences
  • Engineering management and Leadership
  • Food Sciences
  • Metals and Metallurgy
  • Nanotechnology
  • Optics and Photonics
  • Sustainable Energy and Development
  • Alternative & Renewable Energy Sources & Technologies
  • Transportation Engineering

IEEE Xplore ebooks
IEEE offers access to a wide selection of eBook titles in a dynamic, user-friendly manner and allows users to easily search across entire library catalogs within seconds, simplifying the research experience. eBooks have revolutionized the process of information accessibility and the research process in the science and technology community. Click here to access the IEEE ebook collections.

The Instruction of Engineering & Technology (IET) ebooks
The IET’s high-quality book portfolio provides a comprehensive resource for the engineering and technology community and covers reference and emerging topics in A.I., cyber security, big data, computing, healthcare technologies, electromagnetics, sensors, circuits, devices, systems, electrical, unmanned vehicles, robotics, mechanical, power, energy, sonar, radar, electronic warfare, computer science and other subject areas.

Royal Society of Chemistry (RSC) ebooks
RSC books provide in-depth, up-to-date and authoritative coverage across the chemical sciences and related areas, making them valuable references for students, researchers and scientists in academia and industry. Access to ebooks from 1968-2022. The Royal Society of Chemistry publishes 52 peer-reviewed journals that cover the core chemical sciences including related fields such as biology, biophysics, energy and environment, engineering, materials, medicine and physics.

SPIE Digital Library
Explore Papers, Proceedings of the SPIE, Presentations, Ebooks and more in SPIE.
 SPIE eBooks is a growing collection of titles from SPIE Press, the largest independent publisher of optics and photonics books. The collection includes all of the top SPIE Press monographs, reference works, field guides, tutorial texts, and Spotlight eBooks to keep researchers current on the latest science and technology and advancing their own work. SPIE journals are dedicated to advancing the science and application of light and light-based technologies.