As an 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.
Please note that this is not a comprehensive list of all subjects but a broad overview of the subject classification and shelf locations.
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.
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 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 British Standards through British Standards Online (BSOL). Please note that we do not have access to the unadopted ASTM, ISO and IEC standards that can also be found on BSOL.
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.
Information about patents (websites)
Databases that include patent records (Scopus, IEEE Xplore, SciFinder)