Coursera is a compilation of Internet lectures from University Institutions around the world covering most topics in engineering and the STEM field.
Promotes the engineering profession as a career choice among young people and recognizes the accomplishments of the world's engineers. The website offers a multitude of perspectives, including that of the student, parents, professionals, and teachers of engineering.
Provides engineers, scientists, and science and engineering
students with resources for understanding and addressing ethically significant
problems that arise in their work, and to serve those who are promoting learning
and advancing the understanding of responsible research and practice in science
GlobalSpec: the engineering search engine
Search over 38 million engineering & technical Web pages through this search engine.
Greatest Engineering Achievements of the 20th Century
Explore a list of the top 20 achievements from the National Academy of Engineering and learn how engineering shaped a century and changed the world.
A weekly publication of the Internet Scout Project of the Computer Sciences Department, University of Wisconsin-Madison, the Scout Report offers a selection of new and newly discovered Internet resources of interest to researchers and educators.
MIT OpenCourseWare is a website that gathers publications of all curriculum content from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
National Academy of Engineering Project: Center for the Advancement of Scholarship on Engineering Education
There is a list of projects and resources that the CASEE reveals in engineering education. CASEE conjoins most of the individual societies and professionals in the field to promote continuous improvement.
NSSN: National Resource for Global Standards
The NSSN: National Resource for Global Standards is a search engine that provides users with standards-related information from a wide range of developers, including organizations accredited by the American National Standards Institute (ANSI), other U.S. private sector standards bodies, government agencies and international organizations.
SciCentral is a team of professionals that sift through the scientific news of the world from prestigious sources to update news links for readers to see at once.
Science Daily is a site that compiles the latest research news. Combined with headlines and full research papers, the website covers development in all the STEM fields.
TenLinks is an online media company that was founded in February
1999. It operates web sites and distributes newsletters that provide information
and tools for engineers, architects, designers and GIS professionals. Its flagship,
TenLinks.com, is the only online directory where industry experts organize the
Internet into TopTen lists for engineers, designers, architects and GIS professionals.
World Wide Learn
This website emphasizes the education in engineering as an elementary level. Referring to job trends and characteristics of each of the engineering disciplines, world-wide-learn is an easily accessible resource for people inside or outside the engineering profession.
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SOCIETIES AND ORGANIZATIONS
Societies are groups of professionals in engineering disciplines that seek to aid each other in terms of employment opportunities and updates in the field. Sometimes the societies are in umbrella organization with multiple engineering disciplines organized into a single society.
Annual meeting American Society of Civil Engineers,
Deer Park Hotel, Deer Park, MD, 1885.
Prints & Photographs Division, Library of Congress
Accreditation Board of Engineering and Technology
An incorporation that seeks to give inspections and approvals to college institutions for its respective engineering programs, ABET has built its foundation as a trustworthy source of information.
Acoustical Society of America
The premier international society in acoustics, dedicated to
increasing and diffusing knowledge of acoustics and its practical application.
American Association of Engineering Studies
A multidisciplinary group, the society seeks to advance knowledge of engineering in industry, government, and the academic field.
ACI has produced more than 400 technical documents, reports,
guides, specifications, and codes for the best use of concrete; conducts more
than 150 educational seminars each year; and has 13 different certification programs
for concrete practitioners, as well as a scholarship program to promote careers
in the industry.
of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA)
The nonprofit AIAA is the principal society and voice serving
the aerospace profession.
of Chemical Engineers (AIChE)
The American Institute of Chemical Engineers is a professional
association of more than 50,000 members that provides leadership in advancing
the chemical engineering profession.
American Institute of Mining, Metallurgical and Petroleum Engineers
The American Institute of Mining, Metallurgical and Petroleum Engineers is organized and operated to advance and disseminate knowledge of engineering and the arts and sciences involved in the production and use of minerals, metals, energy sources and materials for the benefit of humankind.
American National Standards Institute (ANSI)
As the voice of the U.S. standards and conformity assessment system, the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) oversees the creation, promulgation and use of thousands of norms and guidelines that directly impact businesses in nearly every sector: from acoustical devices to construction equipment, from dairy and livestock production to energy distribution, and many more. ANSI is also actively engaged in accrediting programs that assess conformance to standards – including globally-recognized cross-sector programs such as the ISO 9000 (quality) and ISO 14000 (environmental) management systems.
American Nuclear Society
The American Nuclear Society is a not-for-profit, international,
scientific and educational organization. It was established to unify the professional
activities within the diverse fields of nuclear science and technology.
American Society for Consulting for Chemists and Chemical Engineers
The Association of Consulting Chemists and Chemical Engineers is a non-profit membership organization serving the chemical consulting needs of prospective clients and its members since 1928.
for Engineering Education
The American Society for Engineering Education is committed
to furthering education in engineering and engineering technology. This mission
is accomplished by promoting excellence in instruction, research, public service,
and practice; exercising worldwide leadership; fostering the technological education
of society; and providing quality products and services to members.
American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers
The ASABE is a society of professionals in the agricultural engineering and the biological engineering which certainly corresponds with the genetic developments and farming developments in the United States.
of Civil Engineers
Information about ASCE, publications, public policy, history
and heritage, career guidance, and research resources.
American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers
American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE) aims to advance the arts and sciences of heating, ventilation, air conditioning, refrigeration and related human factors to serve the evolving needs of the public and ASHRAE members.
of Mechanical Engineers (ASME)
Founded in 1880 as the American Society of Mechanical Engineers,
today ASME International is a nonprofit educational and technical organization
serving a worldwide membership of 125,000. It conducts one of the world's largest
technical publishing operations, holds some 30 technical conferences and 200
professional development courses each year, and sets many industrial and manufacturing
American Water Works
The American Water Works Association (AWWA) is an international
nonprofit scientific and educational society dedicated to the improvement of
drinking water quality and supply. Founded in 1881, AWWA is the largest organization
of water supply professionals in the world. Its more than 50,000 members represent
the full spectrum of the drinking water community: treatment plant operators
and managers, scientists, environmentalists, manufacturers, academicians, regulators,
and others who hold occupations in the field.
Founded in 1913 under the name, American Society for Metals, the society gathers together the material scientists and engineers of metal-based research.
Association for Computing Machinery (ACM)
ACM is the biggest organization in the field of computer technology. By providing a digital library and most recent resources in the field, the association promotes the development in computer technology.
Audio Engineering Society
The Audio Engineering Society is the only professional society
devoted exclusively to audio technology. The AES serves its members, the industry
and the public by stimulating and facilitating advances in the constantly changing
field of audio. It encourages and disseminates new developments through annual
technical meetings and exhibitions of professional equipment, and through the
Journal of the Audio Engineering Society, the professional archival publication
in the audio industry.
Civil Engineering Research Foundation
A non-profit organization started by the American Society of Civil Engineers, CERF encourages innovation in the design and construction industry. CERF also considers productivity to be a goal of its organization. Headquartered in Washington D.C, it operates technology programs to improve transportation, public works, and more.
Edison Electric Institute
Edison Electric Institute (EEI) is the association of U.S.
shareholder-owned electric companies, international affiliates and industry associates
worldwide. Its U.S. members serve over 90 percent of all customers served by
the shareholder-owned segment of the industry. They generate approximately three-quarters
of all the electricity generated by electric companies in the country and service
about 70 percent of all ultimate customers in the nation. EEI's mission focuses
on advocating public policy, expanding market opportunities, and providing strategic
Electric Power Research
Located in six different locations across the country, EPRI brings together the top engineers and academic experts in the field of electric science to follow its mission in improving challenges in electric generation, delivery and usage, environmental impact, and more.
The Infrastructure Security Partnership (TISP)
The Infrastructure Security
Partnership (TISP) was established after the tragic events of September
11, 2001. It is a forum for
U.S. based public and private sector non-profit organizations to
on the security issues of the nation's built environment, including
natural and man-made disasters. TISP’s objective
is to create a collaborative environment, which will raise awareness
and will lead to sustainable security improvements of the U.S. critical
Institute of Electrical
and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)
The IEEE is a non-profit, technical professional association
of more than 350,000 individual members in 150 countries. Through its members,
the IEEE is a leading authority in technical areas ranging from computer engineering,
biomedical technology and telecommunications, to electric power, aerospace and
consumer electronics, among others. Through its technical publishing, conferences,
and consensus-based standards activities, the IEEE produces 30 percent of the
world's published literature in electrical engineering, computers and control
technology, holds annually more than 300 major conferences, and has more than
800 active standards with 700 under development.
The Institution of Engineering and Technology
A prominent engineering association featuring 160,000 members from 121 countries across the world, IET stresses the concept of multidisciplinary approach in engineering. By encompassing resources and programs in a number of disciplines, IET helps to develop engineering in the 21st century.
The Materials Research Society is a non-profit organization
which brings together scientists, engineers and research managers from industry,
government, academia and research laboratories to share findings in the research
and development of new materials of technological importance.
National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine
By focusing on the three fields of science, engineering, and medicine, the non-profit organization focuses its efforts and changing public policy and informing the public to advance the popularity and development of these fields.
National Academy of Engineering
Service for Earthquake Engineering
Providing a large e-library on researches, archives, pictures, and records, NISEE covers a unique field of engineering for earthquakes, terotechnology, and structures.
National Society of Professional Engineers (NSPE)
The National Society of Professional Engineers
(NSPE) is the national society of engineering professionals from
all disciplines that
promotes the ethical and competent practice of engineering, advocates
licensure, and enhances the image and well-being of its members.
Partnership for Public Service
This partnership focuses on improving efficiency within the federal workplace. By providing assistance in management, outreaching to recruit at college institutions, and advocating for legal changes, it answers to its mission.
Society of American Military Engineers
As a premier professional military engineering organization, SAME works to develop workforces in architecture, engineering, construction, and facility management, in the private and public sector.
Society of Automotive
The Society of Automotive Engineers is a resource for technical
information and expertise used in designing, building, maintaining, and operating
self-propelled vehicles for use on land or sea, in air or space.
Society of Manufacturing
SME, headquartered in Dearborn, Mich., is the world's leading
professional society serving the manufacturing industries. Through its publications,
expositions, professional development resources and member programs, SME influences
more than 500,000 manufacturing executives, managers and engineers. Founded in
1932, SME has some 60,000 members in 70 countries and supports a network of hundreds
of chapters worldwide.
Society of Women Engineers
Connecting all the women in the field of engineering, the organization promotes the equivalent hiring and education of women in the engineering industry. Providing resources and scholarships to prospective women engineers, SWE continues to build a voice in the community.
SPIE - The International
Society for Optical Engineering
The Society was founded in 1955 to bring together engineers
from several technical disciplines involved in high-speed, optically based test
and measurement. Since then, the field of optical engineering has evolved from
a multidisciplinary amalgam of physics, electrical and mechanical engineering,
and materials science into an identifiable discipline in its own right. Simultaneously,
SPIE has grown into a vital international organization that addresses virtually
all subfields associated with optics and photonics technologies and their many
engineering, scientific, and commercial applications.
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FEDERAL GOVERNMENT SITES
Advanced Research Projects Agency
The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) is the
central research and development organization for the Department of Defense (DoD).
It manages and directs selected basic and applied research and development projects
for DoD, and pursues research and technology where risk and payoff are both very
high and where success may provide dramatic advances for traditional military
roles and missions and dual-use applications.
--- Official Web Site of the U.S. Department of Defense
DefenseLINK is the official web site for the Department of
Defense and the starting point for finding U.S. military information online.
DTIC has served as a military database since 1945 for the States Department of Defense as the source of government funded research, projects, and engineering studies.
of Standards and Technology
Started in 1901, as a part of the Department of Commerce, NIST promotes the research measurement infrastructure in the United States. Conducting research in areas including biology, chemistry, energy, telecommunications, and more, NIST is a resource that researchers can utilize.
National Science Foundation
The National Science Foundation is an independent U.S. government
agency responsible for promoting science and engineering through programs that
invest over $3.3 billion per year in almost 20,000 research and education projects
in science and engineering.
National Science Foundation: Classroom
A collection of selected internet resources and lessons on teaching including: astronomy, space, biology, education, engineering, and 8 other topics. Resources are based off of the National Science Digital Library.
The National Technical Information Service is the Federal Government's
central source for the sale of scientific, technical, engineering, and related
business information produced by or for the U.S. Government and complementary
material from international sources. Nearly 3 million products are available
from NTIS in a variety of formats, including microfiche, paper, diskette, audiovisual,
CD-ROM, and online.
and Information Administration
The National Telecommunications and Information Administration
(NTIA), an agency of the U.S. Department of Commerce, is the Executive Branch's
principal voice on domestic and international telecommunications and information
technology issues. NTIA works to spur innovation, encourage competition, help
create jobs and provide consumers with more choices and better quality telecommunications
products and services at lower prices.
Office of Science
and Technology Policy
The Federal Government plays a critical investment role in
maintaining American leadership in science and technology. In 1976 the Office
of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP) was created to provide the President
with timely policy advice and to coordinate the science and technology investment.
Office of Technology and Electronic Commerce
The Office of Technology and Electronic Commerce (OTEC) is located in the Manufacturing and Services division of the U.S. Department of Commerce's International Trade Administration. OTEC has three teams: Electronic Commerce, Information Technology, and Telecommunications.
Science.gov is a gateway site created by the science agencies of the federal government. It offers over 60 databases and 2200 websites by the 15 federal agencies.
USA.gov is the first-ever government website to provide the public with easy, one-stop access to all online U.S. Federal Government resources, including those related to engineering.
This is the website of the US Government for open positions within all the departments for work, internships, and volunteering opportunities at all levels of experience.
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SPECIALIZED FEDERAL GOVERNMENT SITES
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers mission is concerned with
the planning, designing, building and operating of water resources and other
civil works projects (navigation, flood control, environmental protection, disaster
response, etc.); designing and managing the construction of military facilities
for the Army and Air Force (military construction); and providing design and
construction management support for other Defense and federal agencies (interagency
and international services).
Earthquake Hazards Program
The National Earthquake Information Center (NEIC), a part of the Department of the Interior, U.S. Geological Survey, has three main missions. First, the NEIC determines, as rapidly and as accurately as possible, the location and size of all destructive earthquakes that occur worldwide. The NEIC disseminates this information immediately to concerned national and international agencies, scientists, and the general public. Second, the NEIC collects and provides to scientists and to the public an extensive seismic database that serves as a solid foundation for scientific research, principally through the operation of modern digital national and global seismograph networks and through cooperative international agreements. The NEIC is the national data center and archive for earthquake information. Third, the NEIC pursues an active research program to improve its ability to locate earthquakes and to understand the earthquake mechanism. These efforts are all aimed at mitigating the risks of earthquakes to mankind; and they are made possible by the fine international cooperation that has long characterized the science of seismology.
Energy Citations Database
The Energy Citations Database (1948 - present) was developed by the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Office of Scientific and Technical Information (OSTI) to improve access to Departmental and predecessor agency scientific and technical information (STI). The Energy Citations Database (ECD) contains bibliographic records for energy and energy-related STI from the Department of Energy (DOE) and its predecessor agencies, the Energy Research & Development Administration (ERDA) and the Atomic Energy Commission (AEC).
Highway Statistics Publications
This publication brings together annual series of selected statistical tabulations relating to highway transportation in three major areas: (1) highway use--the ownership and operation of motor vehicles; (2) highway finance--the receipts and expenditures for highways by public agencies; and (3) the highway plant--the extent, characteristics, and performance of the public highways, roads, and streets in the Nation.
Historic American Buildings Survey/Historic American
Engineering Record (HABS/HAER) Collections
The Historic American Buildings Survey (HABS) and the Historic American
Engineering Record (HAER) are collections of documentary measured
drawings, photographs, and written historical and architectural information
for over 31,000 structures and sites in the United States and its
National Building Museum
Created by an act of Congress in 1980, the National Building Museum is America’s premier cultural institution dedicated to exploring and celebrating architecture, design, engineering, construction, and urban planning. Since opening its doors in 1985, the Museum has become a vital forum for exchanging ideas and information about such topical issues as managing suburban growth, preserving landmarks and communities, and revitalizing urban centers. The Museum's engaging exhibitions and education programs - including innovative curricula for school children and stimulating programs for adults - annually attract more than 400,000 people.
and Mapping Agency
The mission of NIMA is to provide timely, relevant, and accurate
imagery, imagery intelligence, and geospatial information in support of national
security objectives. There are, nevertheless, links to information about NIMA
products that are available to the public as well as links to other internet
National Telecommunications and Information Administration
The National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA), an agency of the U.S. Department of Commerce, is the Executive Branch's principal voice on domestic and international telecommunications and information technology issues. NTIA works to spur innovation, encourage competition, help create jobs and provide consumers with more choices and better quality telecommunications products and services at lower prices.
The National Transportation Safety Board is an independent
Federal agency that investigates every civil aviation accident in the United
States and significant accidents in the other modes of transportation, conducts
special investigations and safety studies, and issues safety recommendations
to prevent future accidents.
US Department of Energy
Department of Energy homepage. Its A-Z Index provides links to hundreds of web sites pertaining to energy in the United States.
US Department of Energy: SciTech Connect
Unifying the Department of Energy’s researches in engineering, science, and technology, SciTech Connect replaces the old DOE Bridge.
U.S. Geological Survey
Created by an act of Congress in 1879, the USGS has evolved
over the years, matching its talent and knowledge to the progress of science
and technology. Today, the USGS stands as the sole science agency for the Department
of the Interior. It is known for its natural science expertise and its vast earth
and biological data holdings, as well as for accessing the information concerning
natural resources across the Nation and around the world. The Index of USGS Web
Sites has many links to sites in the following areas: biological resources, earthquake
information, environmental information, EROS Data Center (EDC), geologic information,
hazards information, laboratories/facilities, mapping information, marine geology,
USGS publications, USGS customer service and product information, USGS regional
offices and field centers, volcano information, water resources information.
Resources Data of USA
Announced this week by the US Geological Survey (USGS), this
site provides access to water-resources data collected at approximately 1.5 million
sites in all 50 states, the District of Columbia, and Puerto Rico. The data is
accessed via several categories, including real-time, surface water, ground water,
and water quality. Within each section, users have multiple options to narrow
their searches. Descriptive information on each site in the USGS database is
U.S. Nuclear Regulatory
The Nuclear Regulatory Commission, formerly the Atomic Energy
Commission is responsible for regulating various commercial, industrial, academic,
and medical uses of nuclear energy.
U.S. Patent and
For over 200 years, the basic role of the Patent and Trademark
Office (PTO) has remained the same: to promote the progress of science and the
useful arts by securing for limited times to inventors the exclusive right to
their respective discoveries. Patent full-text and full-page image databases
are accessible through this web site. Patent grants are full-text since 1976,
with full-page images since 1790. Patent applications are available for those
published since March 15, 2001.
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SPECIALIZED NON-GOVERNMENT SITES
Electronic Resource Library
Includes a glossary of electrical terminology and a resource library with hyperlinks to a number of web sites.
American Society of Mechanical Engineers: Engineering Resources
ASME offers resources and explanations on engineering for prospective students.
Applied Mechanics Reviews
AMR is an international review journal covering mechanics topics across the
engineering sciences spectrum, such as fluid and solid mechanics, heat transfer,
dynamics and vibration. Each bi-monthly issue offers Review Articles, which
reflect upon active areas of research, including theoretical, computational,
and experimental aspects, as well as theoretical modeling, methods of analysis
and instrumentation. Review Articles organize, summarize, and clarify knowledge
as it currently exists in the technical literature.
Dodge Data and Analytics
Data to help professional engineers to build their market positions.
E Funda: The Ultimate Online Reference for Engineers
Earthquake Engineering Online Archive NISEE e-Library
The Earthquake Engineering Online Archive is a database of significant, publicly-funded research and development literature, photographs, data, and software in earthquake, structural, and geotechnical engineering.
Written information on the available engineering careers.
The Engineer is an UK site that updates readers and analyzes impacts of the new technologies across the world.
Elsevier: Engineering Village
Subscription-based service. It may be available at a library near year. Available on-site at the Library of Congress.
Electrical Engineering Resource Guide
Site from the Columbia University Library that offers a guide for electrical researchers with e-journals, databases, featured content, books, and more.
Green Building Materials
Sponsored by sweets construction, gives information on construction materials.
IEEE Conferences Search
The database covers information for much of earthquakes and other natural disasters.
RP Photonics Encyclopedia
This encyclopedia explains basic terms and principles of laser physics and technology. It also has a lot of content from other topics such as general optics and optoelectronics, nonlinear optics, quantum optics, fiber optics, and optical communications.
Gateway to new sources in engineering.
SubsTech (Substance & Technologies)
SubsTech (Substances & Technologies) is a free and open knowledge source in Materials Engineering. The site contains a wide range of illustrated articles on Metals, Ceramics, Polymers, Composites and Fluids including fundamentals of Materials Engineering, materials properties, applications and manufacturing technologies.
Find suppliers and source products. This platform is designed for sourcing components, equipment, MRO products, raw materials and custom manufacturing services. Find over 610,000 qualified manufacturers, distributors, MRO providers and custom manufacturers. Source over 100 million products with new parametric search technology powered by an engineer-built classification system.
See especially: Product Search http://ps.thomasnet.com/productsearch
University of Buffalo guides to the collection of books and reports
Engineering - Chemical & Biological
Engineering - Civil
Engineering - Electrical
Engineering - Environmental
Engineering - Industrial & Systems
Engineering - Mechanical & Aerospace
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Operated by the employees and contractors of the US Department of Energy, the laboratory focuses mainly on the topics of materials design; synthesis, and processing; analytical instrumentation design and development; materials organization, and more.
Argonne National Laboratory
Argonne National Laboratory is one of the U.S. Department of
Energy's largest research centers. It is also the nation's first national laboratory,
chartered in 1946. Argonne research falls into four broad categories: basic science,
scientific facilities, energy resources, and environmental management. Argonne
is operated by the University of Chicago for the U.S. Department of Energy.
Located in Long Island, New York, Brookhaven National Laboratory is a multipurpose lab that serves to building alternative sustainable energy for tomorrow. Since 1947, this laboratory operates with 3000 scientists.
Fermi National Accelerator
Having existed since 1967, Fermilab works as the United States’ premier physics laboratory. It is America’s particle physics and accelerator lab.
Ernest Orlando Lawrence founded this Lab, the oldest of the
national laboratories, in 1931. Lawrence invented the cyclotron, which led to
a Golden Age of particle physics and revolutionary discoveries about the nature
of the universe. Known as a mecca of particle physics, Berkeley Lab long ago
broadened its focus. Today it is a multiprogram lab where research in advanced
materials, life sciences, energy efficiency, detectors and accelerators serves
America's needs in technology and the environment.
Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) is a U.S. Department of Energy national laboratory operated by the University of California. Lawrence Livermore's mission is to apply science and technology in the national interest, with a focus on global security, global ecology, and bioscience.
The central mission of the Los Alamos National Laboratory is
to reduce the danger of nuclear weapons and nuclear materials worldwide. Their
statutory responsibility is the stewardship and management of the nuclear stockpile.
National Renewable Energy Laboratory
National Renewable Energy Laboratory is located in Colorado. It develops clean energy and energy efficiency technologies and practices.
Oak Ridge National
ORNL is recognized as the largest US Department of Energy science and energy laboratory. Its missions consist of scientific discovery, clean energy, and security.
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National Research Council Canada
CISTI, the Canada Institute for Scientific and Technical Information, is one of the world's major sources for information in all areas of science, technology, engineering and medicine. CISTI began over 75 years ago as the library of the National Research Council of Canada, the leading agency for R&D in Canada, and became the National Science Library in 1957. The change to CISTI came in 1974 to reflect the wide scope of services provided and the increasing role in the development of electronic information products and services for the sci/tech community. Through this site a library catalog may be searched and document delivery is available.
The British Library
Having two locations at Boston Spa and St.Pancras, the British Library collects extensively publications in the UK and Ireland.