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Naval Architecture, Ocean and Marine Engineering: Home
This guide will help you find and use Library resources for your assignments, dissertations, theses and other research. Please contact me if you would like further help or information.
Digimap is an online map and data delivery service, offering a number of data collections.
Marine Digimap contains two types of data:
- raster nautical charts derived from UK Hydrographic Office paper charts and chart panels;
- Marine Themes vector data covering all UK waters, derived from authoritative material obtained from the UK Hydrographic Offices as well as comprehensive source data where available.
Please note - downloading data for use in GIS or CAD applications requires specialised software which is NOT available on PCs in the Library.
Use your University DS login. Access restrictions apply. You must register with EDINA to use this service upon logging in for the first time, and all users must agree to the end user licence for the relevant Digimap Collection they wish to access.
Compendex database via the Engineering Village database platform.
Compendex is the most comprehensive interdisciplinary engineering database in the world with over 9 million records referencing 5,000 engineering journals and conference materials dating from 1884. Subject coverage includes nuclear technology, bioengineering, transportation, chemical and process engineering, light and optical technology, agricultural engineering and food technology, computers and data processing, applied physics, electronics and communications, control, civil, mechanical, materials, petroleum, aerospace and automotive engineering.
The Construction Information Service Online (CIS Online) provides electronic access to technical information including an index to a selection of standards, regulatory and advisory documents, guidance and other material for the UK construction industry. The online service provides bibliographic data such as document titles and summaries plus full text images, either Adobe pdf format or scanned facsimiles.
IEEE Xplore provides full text access to the world's highest quality technical literature in electrical engineering, computer science, and electronics. Access is to the full text published since 1988 and select content published since 1913 from: IEEE journals, transactions, proceedings, and magazines; IEEE conference proceedings; IEEE published standards; IEEE Spectrum Magazine; IEEE-Wiley eBooks collection; IET journals; IET conference proceedings.
Part of Materials Science & Engineering Database, this database provides indexing and abstracts to records from periodicals, conference papers, trade journals, magazines, books, patents and technical reports in the fields of mechanical and transportation engineering.
Dates of coverage: 1966 - current.
Subject coverage includes: automotive engineering, naval and marine engineering, aerospace engineering, industrial and manufacturing engineering.
Occupational Health and Safety Information Service (OHSIS) provides up-to-date reference sources of key Health and Safety documentation relevant to the workplace. OHSIS covers Health and Safety issues such as training, first aid, electrical safety, manual handling, dangerous substances, fire safety, and environmental health guidance. It also includes a selection of British Standards relating to Health and Safety and government legislation and documentation from organisations such as ROSPA and HSE, all available in full text.
Oceanic Abstracts is focused exclusively on worldwide technical literature pertaining to the marine and brackish-water environment. The database has long been recognized as a leading source of information on topics relating to oceans. The database focuses on marine biology and physical oceanography, fisheries, aquaculture, non-living resources, meteorology and geology, plus environmental, technological, and legislative topics. This database is totally comprehensive in its coverage of living and non-living resources, meteorology and geology, plus environmental, technological, and legislative topics.
The ProQuest Advanced Technologies and Aerospace Database features wide coverage of research in subjects such as computer and information systems, electronics, telecommunications, military technology, solid state and superconductivity, lasers and many other areas. Sources covered include not just within academic journals but in the grey literature including patents, conference proceedings, government reports and more to provide the widest awareness and discovery of developments in the field.
The Encyclopedia of Maritime and Offshore Engineering (EMOE) is a major reference work covering the design, construction and operation of ships, offshore installations and other marine structures used for transportation, exploration and the exploitation of ocean-based resources including oil, gas and renewable energy. It embraces all of the disciplines of engineering and naval architecture that are found in the complementary marine and offshore industries.
Searching for literature and understanding how that interlinks with writing up your findings and influencing new ideas for your research is a vital skill. The graphic below may help you to understand these processes and how they are inter-linked.
The Library stocks a publication called Significant Ships (from 1990-). We also hold Significant Small Ships (from 1998-). Both titles are shelved at D 623.81 SIG. The Short Loan Collection contains a set, and copies for longer loan are also available in the Lending books collection. The latest edition is kept with the Reference book stock on Level 1. Significant Ships is published by RINA and contains illustrations and drawings of the vessels that are being described along with information about the designer and shipbuilder and other descriptive details. The technical particulars (e.g. length, breadth, draught, engine & speed etc) are given along with the ships classification.
Library books are arranged by the Dewey Decimal classification scheme whereby each subject is represented by a number.
You wil find books on the same subject will have the same number. The shelfmark is preceded by the letter D and will be followed by 3 letters, which are usually the first 3 letters of the author's name.
Here are some useful shelfmarks.
D 620.4162 Ocean engineering
D 621.3121 Renewable energy
D 622.3382 Petrolium engineering
D 623.81 Naval architecture
D 623.82 Shipbuilding
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