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A guide to library research in electrical and computer engineering.


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Quick Start

The most commonly used library database for electrical engineering is the IEEE XPlore Digital Library.

Using this guide

Go to the Find Articles page to learn how to find journal articles and conference papers in electrical engineering.

Go to the Find Journals page to learn how to find electrical engineering journals.

Go to the Find Books/Reference page to learn how to find electrical engineering books and reference works.

Go to the Find Standards page to learn how to find electrical engineering standards.

Go to the Find Government Info page to learn how to find government information related to electrical engineering.

Go to the Find Web Sources page to explore websites related to electrical engineering.

Go to the Tools page to learn about useful library tools.







Find Articles

IEEE Database Tips

Tip: Getting articles

The library does not subscribe to every journal published. If you don't see a Full Text link below the article citation, look for a button labeled "Get it!" This application will check for access to the full text of the article within the library's subscriptions.

If a message is displayed indicating that we don't have access, choose the Campbell Library Interlibrary Loan Request link to order the article through our Illiad online system.

Tip: For Faculty

The proceedings of the American Society for Engineering Education are available (free) on this website.

Article Databases

Use these subscription databases to locate published research in electrical and computer engineering, For more options, visit the library page Databases for Engineering.

Find Journals

Finding a journal by title

If you are looking for a specific journal in your field and want to determine if the library subscribes to it, use our E-Journal Finder. 

Enter the name of the journal in the search box. If the library has a subscription, the results list will show which library databases offer access to the journal and for what years. 

Browse engineering journals

Tip: Citation Linker

If you have a complete citation (author, article title, journal, volume, issue, date), you can use our Citation Linker form to link directly to the article.

Find Books/Reference

Finding books using ProfSearch

The easiest way to find a book that the library owns: search by title in ProfSearch. If your book is not the first result, refine your search to Books/E-Books in the Content Type facet in the left sidebar. Please note that the library does not have copies of most textbooks. 

Many books are now available in e-book format and can be viewed on your computer, tablet, or phone. 

For print books, ProfSearch will first indicate their availability, usually followed by a Call Number which identifies the book's shelf location. If the availability is followed by a date (yyyy-mm-dd), it is checked out and is due to be returned on that date. 

To locate print books on the shelf, first identify the floor and row using the initial alphabetical code, then the specific book using the rest of the call number (for example, TK5678 .G99 2008 is in the Electrical Engineering section on the 4th floor).  

E-Book Collections

Try out our collection of online lectures in electrical engineering and computer science from Morgan Claypool:

Electrical Engineering reference books

Electrical engineering reference books are located in the TK section in the 2nd floor Reference Room of Campbell Library. 

Electrical Engineering Books available to check out

Books available for borrowing by students and faculty are available on the 4th floor of Campbell Library. The primary area to browse for electrical engineering is the TK section. You may also wish to look in QA (Mathematics and Computer Science) and QC (Physics).

To search for electrical engineering books in the Library Catalog, try the following Library of Congress Subject Headings: Computer engineering, Computer networks, Electrical engineering, Electric power production, Electronic circuits, Electronic digital computers, Embedded computer systems, Image processing - digital techniques, Programmable controllers, Signal processing - digital techniques.


Find Standards

ASTM Standards

The ASTM Standards and Engineering Digital Library provides access to the Annual Book of Standards in online subscription format.

Engineering Standards

For help finding engineering standards, please visit the Engineering Standards research guide. 

Standards search

This website lets you search for standards by topic, across providers. Results come from ISO, ANSI, IEEE, ASTM, and other standards organizations.

Find Government Info

Patent Searching

There are several ways to search for patents.

For more help with patent searching, please visit the Patent Searching research guide.

Find Web Sources

Industry and Professional Sites



RefWorks is an application licensed by Rowan University Libraries to help you manage your literature search process. Create an account to log in.



Books which Rowan University does not own can be borrowed from one of the participating academic libraries in New Jersey and Pennsylvania using E-ZBorrow. Use your 9-digit Banner number for Patron Id.

Interlibrary Loan

Journal articles to which we do not have full text access may be requested through our online Interlibrary Loan request system, Illiad. Articles are usually sent to your email address within a few days.

Writing Help

Here are some books available in the library to help you with writing.