This guide identifies the most useful resources for Engineering and Digital Arts and keeps you up to date with library skills and news for your subject area.

Getting Started using the Library

The best place to start searching for resources for your course is your online reading list and LibrarySearch.

You’ll be able to discover key books and journal articles from both of these. Digital items will be linked from here and may require your Kent Login to access, whilst physical items will generally be found on Floor 1  Block B.

Books and Ebooks

We have a large collection of engineering and digital arts books in the library as well as related topics in computing, mathematics, physics and bioengineering.

You might also want to browse the following ebook collections for a specific topic:

  • SpringerLink– good range of research books in STEM subjects. Filter by discipline.
  • Science Direct – covering a range of  STEM subjects. Filter by specific topic.
  • IEEE Xplore– collections from key publisher in technology subjects

More advice on how to find and use e-books

Journal articles

The easiest way to find journal articles is to type a few keywords for your topic in LibrarySearch. If we subscribe to it in print or digital a link will be provided to help you find it.

If you have a specific journal article you are looking for you can use Google Scholar.  This will show you if it is freely available elsewhere and you can also set your browser to link to any content we subscribe to.

To check if the Library has access to a particular e-journal title, or to browse journals, use the journal title search.

Researching for Assignments?

For some assignments you will need to go beyond your reading list and do your own independent research. The subject tabs above will guide you through the specialist resources for your studies.