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Collections and Resources

ACM Depository Collection
National depository collection for the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM).
E-Books for Engineering & Technology
Find e-books held by the UW Libraries on topics in engineering and technology. Explore all the e-book collections at the UW.
Conference Papers or Conference Proceedings
Conference proceedings are also called Congresses, Symposiums, Colloquiums, etc. A proceeding is made of up a collection of papers that were presented at a conference usually centered around a specific topic. Learn the tips & tricks for locating conference proceedings.
Engineering Journals & E-Journals
Finding Journals in the University of Washington Libraries, in print and online. What to do if you can't find your journal.
Engineering, Scientific & Technical Databases
See all the databases @UW Libraries for research in all fields of engineering and technology. Searching a database from this list will show you citations or the full-text of articles, technical reports, conference papers and other resources .
Industry Standards
The standards in the Engineering Library's collection are primarily engineering related. For standards related to other subjects, check at other libraries such as the Health Sciences or Built Environments Libraries. Use this Research Guide for help identifying and finding standards.
Patents and Trademarks
The United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) provides tools and training for patent and trademark research to libraries throughout the country. These Patent and Trademark Resource Centers or PTRCs make the research tools available to the public. The University of Washington Engineering Library is designated by the USPTO as the Patent and Trademark Resource Center (PTRC) for Washington State.
Technical Reports
Technical reports are publications published to convey results of research usually funded by government or corporate bodies. Click on the title to see a guide that will suggest starting points for searching for technical reports and how to find them in the UW Libraries or elsewhere.
Theses and Dissertations
How to find theses and dissertations at the Engineering Library, the UW Libraries and beyond.