Mining engineering: Databases

Resources for Mining Engineering

A-Z library databases

See a complete list of databases arranged alphabetically and by subject.

Full text format

The two main formats of full text are HTML and pdf.

  • HTML: loads quickly but there is no page numbering
  • pdf: includes the original page numbering which is useful when you cite the reference, however, it can be slow to print.



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Key databases

Databases provide access to the contents of journal articles, conference papers, these, patents and other information sources. They form the basis of, or add greater depth to your research. Most of databases provide links to full text sources where the library holds a subscription. Content not available in full text online may be held in the library in hard copy.

Databases allow keyword searching of article titles, abstracts, and subject headings / descriptors.

Full-text journal collections

Full-text journal collections allow keyword searching of articles, abstracts, subject headings/descriptors, and the full-text of articles as well.

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ACSE Library

(Key Civil Engineering content)

Comprehensive online database for locating journal articles of interest, and conference proceedings, across all disciplines of civil engineering. The ASCE library (American Society of Civil Engineering) includes ASCE conference proceedings beginning in 1998, and all ASCE journal and periodical volumes published since 1995.

ICE Virtual Library - Journals

(Key Civil Engineering content)

Full-text database of the publications of the Institution of Civil Engineers (British)

"Covering every major civil and structural engineering discipline, ICE journals are a comprehensive source of expertise for everyone in civil engineering."--Publisher description.  Note: there is also access to books, such as the esteemed Thomas Telford publications.  To access these, choose the Books tab:     on the horizontal menu bar.

IEEE Xplore A full-text database in the disciplines of electrical and electronics engineering provided by The Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers and The Institution of Electrical Engineers
Informaworld The specialist publications of Taylor & Francis
ScienceDirect Scientific, technical and medical information online published by Elsevier. It includes peer-reviewed journals, book series, and reference works

Provides full-text access to journals published and distributed by the American Institute of Physics as well as Acoustical Society of America journals

SPIE Digital Library SPIE is the International Society for Optical Engineering. The Digital Library includes over 100 ebooks, six refereed journals and Conference Proceedings from 1990 to the present. More than 17,000 new research papers are added annually. Subject areas include optics, photonics, and imaging engineering


provides full-text access to Springer journals and book series. Subject coverage includes engineering, and mathematics

Wiley InterScience provides full-text to Wiley journals, e-books, and major reference work.Subject coverage includes engineering, medicine and science

Find journals

Search for journal titles in the library catalogue use the Advanced search option and select Journal. Enter the first words of the title in exact order.

Use the library databases to search the contents of journals quickly and efficiently.

Journals not held by Monash University

Register as a CAVAL borrower and visit other Victorian University and TAFE libraries. Postgraduate- and 4th year students can register to use Document Delivery to request the loan of books not held by Monash University Library.