Information Services

Engineering Data

A selection of sources of engineering data, maps and geospatial data - some with interactive graphs and tables.

 

 

 

Physical Sciences Data-science Service (PSDS)

Access information:

Free at the point of access for students and academics of UK academic institutions.

Personal registration may be required for some services. VPN service may be required to register from off campus.

Description:

A suite of chemistry databases and tools provided by the University of Southampton and the Science and Technology Facilities Council. Funded by the EPSRC.

Coverage: Cambridge Structural Database (CSD), DETHERM, ACD/ILab, BIOVIA Available Chemicals Directory (ACD),  FIZ Karlsruhe's Inorganic Crystal Structure Database (ICSD), CrystalWorks and SPRESIweb.
Additional information:

About the Physical Sciences Data-science Service

(Science & Technology Facilities Services [Daresbury] hosted CrystalWorks access)

 

 

Computer Index of Nuclear Reaction Data (CINDA)

Access information: Freely available.
Description:

Bibliographic references to measurements, calculations, reviews, and evaluations of neutron cross-sections and other microscopic neutron data. Includes index references to numerical neutron data from four regional neutron data centers.

Photonuclear and charged particle reaction data included since 2005.

Coverage: Two automatic updates from EXFOR and NSR each year.

 

 

Data Citation Index

Access information: Access on and off campus.
Description: An index to quality research data from repositories across disciplines and around the world.

 

 

DETHERM: Thermophysical Properties Database

Access information: Access on-campus. Off-campus via the VPN service. Open access resource - access could be removed at any time.
Description: Thermophysical properties of pure substances and mixtures. Thermodynamic properties, vapour pressures, transport properties, surface tensions, electrolyte data and phase equilibrium data for more than 60,000 pure compounds and 163,000 mixtures.
Coverage: Provides access to the following databases: Dortmunder Datenbank DDB, Electrolyte data collection ELDAR, Thermophysical database INFOTHERM, Thermophysical Parameter database COMDOR, Data collection C-DATA, Solubility Database CAPEC-SDB.
Additional Information:

Read more about the constituent databases.

 

 

 

Digimap Collection

Access information: Access on and off campus. Users are required to register and agree the data licence. Follow instructions provided
Description:

Digimap is a collection of EDINA services that delivers maps and map data of Great Britain.  Maps can be viewed, annotated and printed and data can be downloaded for use in GIS or CAD software. Subscribed collections include:

For a complete description of each collection, please see the individual entries on the alphabetical databases pages.

 

 

ESDU: Engineering Sciences Data Unit

VPN service

Access Information: Access on-campus. Off-campus via the VPN service.
Description: Design data and methods for Material Science, Aerospace, Mechanical, Chemical, Civil, Structural and Environmental engineering. Highly relevant to students and researchers in these fields to help explore and optimise design iterations and validate final designs. ESDU is the only collection of validated data of this kind.

 

 

Access information: Access on campus and off campus.
Description: Knovel platform includes technical reference information and interactive tools for targeted Materials/Property search across engineering disciplines.  Over 3,500 books are available during academic year 2017/18. 

 

 

Marine Digimap

Access information: Access on and off campus. Users are required to register and agree the data licence. Follow instructions provided
Description: Marine Digimap provides marine and coastal zone mapping licensed from OceanWise, the service includes raster marine maps of various scales and detail (derived from Admiralty Charts), which are ideal for back-drop mapping in the UK coastal zone, vector thematic marine data suitable for advanced spatial analysis, and customised mapping. Maps can be viewed, annotated and printed and data can be downloaded for use in GIS or CAD software.

 

 

Material ConneXion

VPN service

Access information: Access on campus. Off campus via the VPN service.
Description: Material ConneXion is the world's largest resource of new materials. The Library houses over 7,000 advanced, sustainable and innovative materials representing eight categories: polymers, naturals, metals, glass, ceramics, carbon-based materials, cement-based materials, and processes. It features cutting-edge materials and applications, including the world's only collection of Cradle to Cradle sustainable materials.
  Material ConneXion researches materials for all design disciplines, including: aerospace design; architecture; art; automobile design; fashion design; graphic design; industrial design; interior design; landscape architecture; package design; product design and textiles.

 

 

Reaxys

Access information: Access on campus. Access off campus may require the VPN service.
Description: Chemical reaction, structure and property data for organic and inorganic compounds. Also bibliographic data. Search by chemical structures and reactions as well as text. Contains the information from Gmelin and Beilstein.
Coverage: 1771 to date.
Userguides: https://service.elsevier.com/app/answers/list/page/1/c/10545/supporthub/reaxys/

 

 

SciFinder (personal registration and University IP address required)

Access information: Requires personal registration. Off-campus, you must be accessing the University network via the VPN service.
  After 20 minutes of inactivity sessions will be closed automatically.
Description: Bibliographic information and abstracts of articles published from more than 10,000 journals. Covers chemistry (all aspects), chemical structures and patents, chemical engineering, biochemistry, biotechnology, genetics. Information on more than 50 million chemical substances.
  Search by chemical structure or text. Full reaction searching allows you to specify reaction sites and map atoms in the reactants. Also, information on patents, chemical suppliers and regulations. Cited reference searching is possible.
Coverage: From 1800s onwards
Additional information: Further support from the supplier.