The University of Bristol Library subscribes to a huge number of journals and conference proceedings electronically.
If an electronic version is not available, we may have it in print. This is sometimes the case for older journal articles (pre-1999). Print copies of journals and conference proceedings are held in our libraries and can be located using Library Search. If in doubt, please contact your Subject Librarian.
If you are on campus you can access most databases and ejournals directly.
For off-campus access use the links to resources from Library pages like this to ensure you gain access to all our subscribed content. You can also instal a browser plugin to help like EndNote Click.
The most popular databases for locating journal articles in Mechanical Engineering are:
The ZETOC service will email you the tables of contents of new journal issues as they are published. It covers a wide range of subjects and you can select multiple journals.
Many bibliographic databases allow you to set search alerts which will automatically inform you of new publications issued on topics that are of interest to you.
To set up a search alert you will normally have to take 4 steps:
Citation alerts can be set to automatically notify you when a particular research article or conference paper is cited by a new publication appearing in a bibliographic database.
Want to know who is citing you?
Some databases also allow you to set up citation alerts to an author rather than a single publication. You can use citation alerting to help you keep track of who is citing your own work. Citation alerts can be set up on scientific literature databases such as SCOPUS and Web of Science.