The simplest and quickest way to find good quality academic reading relevant to your lectures and assignments is to search for the online reading list using your module code. This will link you directly to eBooks and articles in eJournals as well as trustworthy websites. These lists can also be accessed via SurreyLearn.
Subject databases are online searchable collections providing access to a range of information including journal articles, newspapers and trade papers. Some databases will link to the full text of articles, others will only provide the reference.
Key databases for Medical Engineering are Biotechnology Research abstracts, Medline, IEEE Xplore and Web of Science.
Please see your Information Skills Librarian for advice about searching the databases.
Journals and ejournal are available in print or online and are published frequently, i.e. monthly, quarterly, journals can be peer reviewed: read by other experts in the field prior to publication.
To help you find journal articles and journals use our SurreySearch facility that will enable you to search a wide range of University of Surrey Library content all in one place.
eBooks allow you to access textbooks online either in subject areas or larger collections. Useful collections for Aeronautical Engineering textbooks are ENGnetBASE, Safari Books online, Ebrary and Knovel. There are also links to title on SurreySearch to electronic versions of the text - look for View Online.
SurreySearch allows you to search for books, articles, AV materials, databases, items in our archives and special collections and the research outputs of our academics and PhD students.
Use SurreySearch to find the exact shelfmark and location for each book. If you are searching for books on a particular topic, use a keyword search.
Google Scholar can be used to find a range of searches including articles and open access repositories, providing a cross disciplinary search with links to full text documents.
Useful Web Links
American Institue for Medical and Biological Engineering (AIMBE) is a US based organisation advocating medical engineering.
Association of British Healthcare Industries (ABHI) is the UK association for the medical technology sector.
IMechE Engineering in Medicine and Health Division is provided by the Institution of Mechanical Engineers with news and events, .
Royal Academy of Engineering promotes excellence in all field of engineering.