Skip to Main Content


Welcome to your subject guide for engineering
Profile Photo
Kathryn Briggs
ATU Library, Galway City, Dublin Road, Galway, H91 T8NW
091 742789

Connect with us:

Facebook Instagram Blog Twitter YouTube

Welcome to the Library.

I'm Kathryn Briggs, your subject Librarian for Engineering, if you need any help just ask in the Library or email us.

This is an introductory guide to help you find key, academic resources while studying engineering and how to make use of them. Hopefully, it will answer most of the questions that you have about the library resources.

The School of Engineering has three departments:

  1. Department of Building and Civil Engineering
  2. Department of Electronic and Electrical Engineering
  3. Department of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering


The guide provides key information on engineering sources including:

  • Finding items in print and online; including books, journals & newspapers

  • Searching databases

  • Useful websites

  • Citation & referencing

  • Support & training


Top Engineering Databases

IHS Markit

Irish Construction Information Service Plus by IHS is a huge resource for all aspects of construction and engineering. All the information found on this database is provided by reputable organisations and all the information found is in full text.


Science Direct contains over 11 million articles on science, technology and computer science. Journal coverage includes over 2,500 authoritative titles. 

Academic Search Ultimate

Scholarly collection of information spanning a broad range of important areas of academic study including: civil engineering, engineering, geology, law, materials science, mathematics, and many more.

i2i National Standards

Designed to provide lecturers and students with accurate and up to date full text access to current NSAI Irish Standards: straight IS (Irish Standards) EN (European Norms) and ISO (International Organisation for Standardisation).

►A-Z of Databases & eResources


Search our Collections


Search for books, articles, news and more in our library discovery service.


When you find the book you want you'll see its shelf or class number, this will help you find it in the library.

For online items, like eBooks, click on the link to read it or download it!

Look out for the green engineering logo to help you find key sources in engineering

Need Help?

Get in touch with your subject librarian:

Website banner
Books and eBooks banner
Journals ans ejournals banner