Compendex (external link) is one of the most comprehensive bibliographic databases of engineering research. It contains more than 14 million references to technical research publications from more than 3500 journals and more than 12,500 conference proceedings. Technical publications from the years 1884 to 1969 can be searched using the Engineering Index Backfile (Ei Backfile). A thesaurus allows for subject-based searches.


Compendex can be searched using the Engineering Village platform (external link) by Elsevier. Engineering Village also provides access to further databases (GEOBASE, GeoRef, Ei Backfile).


Access to this database is restricted to the domain due to licensing reasons. If you have any technical problems or questions about access rights, please contact the Database Helpdesk.


Courses are held by appointment. They explain the various search strategies and features using specific examples.