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Learn to use Compendex

Quick Search


Compendex is a comprehensive database of engineering literature. It contains over 20 million records from 77 countries across 190 engineering disciplines.  As well as the main engineering fields, Compendex covers such diverse subject areas as computing and data processing, applied physics, electronics and communications, bioengineering, nuclear technology, aerospace and automotive engineering and transportation.

Use Compendex to:

  • access citations and abstracts from over 5,000 engineering journal titles, conference proceedings and technical reports;
  • save the searches you create and set up email alerts to receive regular updates when new resources are added.

The following video (2:11) demonstrates how to get started with Compendex's Quick Search feature.