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Electronic Engineering

Find Resources

Welcome to your online guide to finding resources for Electronics!

Choosing the right resources

As an Electronic Engineering student, you are expected to find and use high-quality literature. You'll need to use a range of different sources and demonstrate your ability to find good results. 

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Online reading lists for each module you take may be available on the VLE.  Reading lists on Yorkshare link directly to YorSearch (the library catalogue)  


Where to find books

Most Electronic Engineering books are located on the third floor of the JB Morrell Library, in the U section. Materials relevant to Engineering Management and Music Technology are found, however, in several sections of the Library - always use YorSearch to find what you need.

Please note that this is not a comprehensive list of all subjects but a broad overview of the subject classification and shelf locations.

Click to reveal a list of shelf locations for Electronic Engineering

Free e-books

Accessing Electronics past exam papers

Digital versions of exam papers are available to University of York members via York Digital Library (YODL).

Go to and log in (top right) using your University user name and password.

To find exam papers for Electronic Engineering use the Browse option in YODL, then scroll down the Collection list until you see Exam Papers. From here, select Electronics and you will find past papers from 2009 to 2020.

Company information on the Web

The company's own corporate website is a good starting point for finding company information. The corporate website, developed for people who are interested in the business, usually contain annual reports and other financial information.

For example, a host of information is available on the British Airways website; the site includes a student information section for students carrying out research on the company.


Societies and other organisations


Finding journals

Search e-journals

Search e-journals

Find journal articles


To start a more detailed search for research papers, you'll need to use online databases. These are collections of resources that allow you to search from multiple journals at the same time. 

Standards available at York

Standards are codes of best practice that contain technical specifications and guidelines about the manufacture of a product or the delivery of a service. They are technical documents.

At York we have access to some of the British Standards. We also have access to all current IEEE standards.


What is a patent?

A patent protects an invention by law and excludes others from making, using or selling the invention.

At York we have three resources that include patent records: Scopus, IEEE Xplore and SciFinder.