Engineering Village is “the information discovery platform for the engineering community.” It includes access to several major literature databases that provide access to scholarly journals, trade publications, patents, government reports, reference books, conference proceedings, and more. Databases included in Engineering Village — Compendex, Inspec, GEOBASE, GeoRef, EP Patents, U.S. Patents, and NTIS.
Ei Compendex covers over 20 million records across 190 engineering disciplines. GEOBASE contains 3+ million earth abstracts allowing users to “review geographical structures, relation to natural resources, and links to local resources including transportation and regional planning.” NTIS contains nearly 3 million bibliographic records for government research reports and more in over 350 subject areas.
Description courtesy of Grainger Library
This resource allows you to search newspapers and limit your searches by geographical area. For example, to limit your search to Illinois, click on the plus sign next to North America on the homepage. Then, select United States and check the box next to Ilinois from the specific list. You can expand this further to limit to a particular region. If you select these limits, your keyword searches will only return results from newspapers in those areas.
Access this resource directly through the UIUC proxy link above.
This is a comprehensive database of scholarly journals, magazines, trade publications, newspapers, books, reports, dissertations, and working papers. To get database help, click here and then click on various links in the left-hand navigation column such as 'Basic Search' or 'Advanced Search: Database Specific.'
For example, to search for industry statistics and reports: Search for an industry name as a subject or enter/look up NAICS code; choose "statistics/data report" as "document type"; click search.