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IET members may access online at any time the full texts of some 40 books on measurement, instrumentation and sensors. This is a free service to members available through the IET Virtual Library.
This specialist technical information resource is useful for study and work. In particular there are a number of handbooks which give an overview of subject basics, design guides, construction and application details.
One example of such a handbook is that by Jacob Fraden’s “Handbook of Modern Sensors: Physics, Designs, and Applications” .The third edition published in 2004 is available in the IET Virtual Library’s Knovel e-books collection There are 600 pages of material in total. Chapters on sensor characteristics, physical principles of sensing, optical components of sensors and interface electronic circuits, are followed by twelve chapters on sensors for specific measurement quantities. A final chapter on sensor materials and technologies covers surface processing and nanotechnology. The 25 appendices provide lots of data on materials and devices. Each chapter has a list of references.
A full up-to-date overview of measurement science and technology has recently been written by IET Vice President and Trustee Barry Jones, Emeritus Professor of Manufacturing Metrology, Brunel University, The three articles appear in the May 2013 issue of the journal Measurement and Control available in the IET Library.
Members and non-members can now join the new IET International Measurement Community on the MyCommunity platform. This contains a list of the 40 e-books on Measurement.
With the pressure on to write effective projects and prepare for dissertations, where do you go for help? ……
The IET library of course! Here are some examples of the resources open to you:
The IET virtual library – is just a click away. Log on to the IET website and you gain immediate access to a host of electronic resources. There are full text electronic books through Knovel, Wiley and the Engineering and IT Reference Library (hosted by books 24x7) which include handbooks and very up to date publications which are useful for your studies. For articles, reports and company data look at the seven EbscoHost databases which have each been selected for their suitability to electrical and electronic topics as well as a huge business database. Much of what is available is full text. You can do all sorts of in-depth searches and you can even adjust the interface to suit you. If you are exploring the employment field you might want to try checking out the datamonitor company profiles on EbscoHost – just click on “more” in the blue bar at the top. Another virtual library resources is Faulkner databases which provides expert reports and tutuorials on industry developments and technologies.
The IET library has literally thousands of books to borrow. Search the library catalogue to find out what’s available on your topic and then make use of the free postage to have the books sent to you by courier.
The Library reading room is at the IET in London so if this is convenient , you can have a browse on the shelves for books as well as accessing thousands of print journals. We also have the IEEE Xplore database and some British Standards online in the reading room – with these you can search full text IEEE and IET articles and standards. If you like we can also give you a demonstration of the Virtual Library (by appointment).
If you would also like to make use of the Library’s research service please email firstname.lastname@example.org . We can often point you in the right direction for your studies but please no essay titles – be specific! The service is often free for small pieces of information but charges may apply depending on what we can offer.
For further details please contact the IET Library on email@example.com T: +44 (0)20 7344 5461
Graphene is supposedly the world’s thinnest, strongest (stronger than diamonds) and most conductive material (even more so than copper). It could herald exciting new developments for numerous technologies for example smart phones. Its potential seems to have no bounds – so much so that the Chancellor, George Osborne, has just allocated £50m to graphene research.
To find out more about graphene take a look at some of the e-books on Knovel brought to you from the IET library’s virtual library: Properties of Amorphous Carbon edited by S. Silva and P. Ravi © 2003; Springer Handbook of Nanotechnology by Bharat Bhushan © 2004; Coaxial Electrical Circuits for Interference-Free Measurements by Awan Shakil, Bryan Kibble and Jürgen Schurr © 2011.
A graphene-based broadband optical modulator by: Ming Liu; Xiaobo
Yin; Ulin-Avila, Erick; Baisong Geng; Zentgraf, Thomas; Long Ju;
Applications of nanotechnologies in communications by: Krishnaswamy, Dilip; Helmy, Amr and Wentzloff, David;
Graphene and Carbon Nanotube Applications in Mobile Devices by
Voutilainen, Martti; Seppala, Eira T.; Pasanen, Pirjo; Oksanen,
Mobile Computing A New Turn-on for VC Eyes by Amit Sudarshan; and
New flat lighting panels fabricated from graphene by Andrew Turley.
For a more ‘newsy’ take find out what the media is saying about this most astonishing material by reading these recent articles:
From Electronics weekly http://www.electronicsweekly.com/Articles/27/12/2012/55265/graphene-research-gets-21.5m.htm
From E & T magazine http://eandt.theiet.org/news/2012/jan/graphene-magnetic.cfm
And a different take from the BBC http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-21014297
Graphene is a “watch this space” item – if you are doing research on this topic or any other in our field please contact the IET library firstname.lastname@example.org
The London underground has turned 150 years old and there is no end to fascinating facts relating to its current state and history. Did you know that over two miles of the Central Line was converted into a fighter aircraft factory in WW2 and had its own railway system? This was an official secret until the 1980s? After reading these snippets, you will probably look upon your tube journey with renewed interest.
And what has the IET library got for you to borrow on this topic? Take a look at
Making headway on the underground, 2007 IRSE seminar and The subterranean railway: how the London Underground was built and how it changed the city forever by C Wolmar
From the IET Library’s online resource EbscoHost read these full text articles:
Geology and the London Underground by Paul, Jonathan D. Geology
Hazmat/CBRN Incident: London's King's Cross Underground Station by Scott Ritter
A quiet success published in the Pandrol supplement of the Railway Gazette
Remaking the roundel by: Angus Montgomery
Steam trains on the Underground in Logistics & Transport Focus
Watch this space for a future blog on what the IET Archives have in their collection on the history of the London Underground. Here is a picture from the archives to wet your appetite. There is currently an archive display on this topic next to the lecture theatre at the IET’s Savoy Place HQ. It is an uncanny coincidence that the architect (Charles Holden) who was a partner in the firm who re-designed the interior of Savoy Place when the IEE moved in in 1909, also became one of the major architects used by London Underground and designed many of its tube stations in the 1920s and 30s. Take a look at the display next time you are passing Savoy Place.
If you would like the library’s information staff to carry out small pieces of research on IET related topics please get in touch: http://www.theiet.org/resources/library/services/research/index.cfm
So, what’s all this rumpus about shale gas? Well it’s highly topical at the moment – see the guardian’s recent top story. It’s all about natural gas trapped in shale formations with a method known as fracking to enable extraction. It’s controversial for all sorts of interesting reasons but congruently a potential major source of alternative energy. Big in the States and Canada but also being tested out in the UK.
Shale Gas: The Facts about Chemical Additives by Henry Craddock © 2012 and What to Do with the Brine? A Zero-Discharge Solution from CLLEEN™ Water and Power by Anthony Migyanka © 2012
And take a look at these articles and many more on EbscoHost databases
Benefits of Shale Gas Outweigh Risks; 8 In 10 Americans Connect
Natural Gas with Jobs. March 2012 in the Pipeline & Gas Journal
Impact of Shale Gas Development on Global Gas Markets.
By Medlock III, Kenneth B. Natural Gas & Electricity. April 2011
Is Shale Gas Shallow or the Real Deal? By Maize, Kennedy in Power.
Methane and the greenhouse-gas footprint of natural gas from shale
formations. By Howarth, Robert W.; Santoro, Renee; Ingraffea,
Anthony. Climatic Change. 2011
Splitting rock vs. splitting atoms: What shale gas means for nuclear
power. By Levi, Michael. Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists. July 2012
The Shale Gas Extraction Process and Its Impacts on Water
Resources. By Reins, Leonie. Review of European Community &
International Environmental Law. 2011
In March the IET’s Clerk Maxwell lecture is on this topic so why not read up about it before you attend?
If you have a specific research enquiry please see http://www.theiet.org/resources/library/services/research/index.cfm and use the online form to send your request.
Happy searching in 2013!
So what’s Scada all about? It stands for Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition and it plays a vital role in our everyday lives. It’s these computer systems which control huge industrial systems such as water treatment plants, power plants and transportation. In fact almost every critical system that we are dependent on – it’s all quiet behind the scenes stuff that we don’t realise exists and take for granted, but when this breaks down perhaps due to a breach in the security setups….. we will certainly know about it!
So you want to know more and read up about it? Take a look at what the IET Library has to offer.
Cybersecurity for SCADA Systems by William T Shaw published by PennWell published in 2006. This provides a detailed overview and readers will understand the vital issues, and learn strategies for decreasing or eliminating system vulnerabilities.
And another resource within the Virtual Library is The Engineering and IT Reference Library which has over 440 electronic books. Such as Ronald L Krutz’s Securing SCADA Systems published by John Wiley & Sons in 2006 and looks at how security can be applied to ensure the safety of the nation’s infrastructure.
EbscoHost databases have some great articles on the topic:
A log mining approach for process monitoring in SCADA (2012)
Secure SCADA framework for the protection of energy control systems (2011)
Developing a Multi-Layer Strategy for Securing Control Systems of
Oil Refineries (2012)
iDSRT: Integrated Dynamic Soft Real-time Architecture for Critical
Infrastructure Data Delivery over WLAN (2011)
And finally what books has the IET library got for you to borrow on this topic?
Alarm management: a comprehensive guide by B.R. Hollfield of Research Triangle Park, NC: International Society of Automation (2011)
Cybersecurity for industrial control systems: SCADA, DCS, PLC, HMI and SIS by T. Macaulay (2012)
Industrial network security: Securing Critical Infrastructure Networks for Smart Grid, SCADA, and Other Industrial Control Systems by E.D Knapp (2011)
You may also want to consider this conference on SCADA – taking place in February 2012: http://conferences.theiet.org/cyber-ics/about/index.cfm
Enjoy learning about SCADA.
Offshore wind technology is a hot and much talked about topic, but what is it all about and what sort of progress are we making with this alternative source of energy? The IET library has lots of useful publications to borrow which will take you through the complexities. For example:
P.Tavner’s Offshore wind turbines: reliability, availability and maintenance. Published by the IET( 2012)
E. Thomsen’s Offshore wind: a comprehensive guide to successful offshore wind farm installation (2011)
C. Gillis’s Offshore windpower. (2011)
P.A. Lynn’s Onshore and offshore wind energy: an introduction. (2012)
T. Burton’s Wind energy handbook
The library also holds this interesting report: European supergrid: seventh report of session 2010-12, volume 1: report, together with formal minutes, oral and written evidence, HC Paper 1040. 2011 but if you prefer you can read it online……
For electronic books please take a look at this one published by the IET and available on Knovel: Wind Power Integration - Connection and System Operational Aspects - The rapid growth of wind power and the implications of this on future power system planning, operation and control, has become an even greater challenge in today's liberated electricity market conditions. This essential book examines the main problems of wind power integration and guides the reader through a number of the most recent solutions based on current research and operational experience of wind power integration.
Something for everyone at the IET library on this fast evolving subject! To see the full range of free to members electronic resources use the IET’s virtual library
Nothing to do with what we, humans, will become in future centuries as that is still a mystery unfolding. However, there are similarities as LTE is the term given to the next generation technology for mobile communications. LTE has new features many of which do not exist yet but may do in the future.
4G (fourth generation) is the most recent new telecoms standard in the UK, currently only provided by EE (Everything Everywhere). 4G has some of the new features of LTE. An example is the ability to handle greater data throughput providing the cells are available and not congested. This is a good step forward but remember – the M25 is a pretty good road – providing not too many us it at the same time! It is said that LTE can handle downloads at 300 Megabits per second – only time will tell how data download rates will work out in practice.
We have lots of books to borrow in the IET library on this exciting new development, such as:
Cox’s An introduction to LTE: LTE, LTE-advanced, SAE and 4G mobile communications. (2012)
Agtilent’s LTE and the evolution to 4G wireless: design and measurement challenges. (2012)
Holma’s LTE-Advanced 3GPP solution for IMT-Advanced. (2012)
‘LTE: What happened and what's next. (cover story)’
‘Downlink Resource Allocation in Long Term Evolution (LTE)’
‘Performance Comparison of LTE Transmission Modes in High Speed Channels using Soft Sphere Decoder’
Or try Borko Furht and Syed A. Ahson’s electronic book in the Engineering and IT Reference Library : Long Term Evolution: 3GPP LTE Radio and Cellular Technology
There is a new, exciting IET publication hot off the press: Justin Pollard’s Buses, bankers & the beer of revenge. It’s available for loan in the IET Library and you can buy a copy from the Library reading room too! Perfect for that elusive Christmas present? Or just fun and informative to read for yourself.
Justin has been writing the “The Eccentric Engineer” column in E & T magazine since 2007 and this book gathers stories from there to highlight the best of unusual engineering tales. Also included are decidedly off the wall ideas such as aircraft carriers made of ice and cars made of beans. Stories and anecdotes abound such as the story about an exploding toilet in a U-boat which resulted in an order for an emergency resurfacing, prompting a bombing run, which resulted in a life raft evacuation, a crew interned for the rest of the war and one sunk U-boat.
Why is it called Buses, bankers and the beer of revenge? You’ll have to read it to find out…. view a copy in the IET library
Many of us tuned in and valued the scrolling pages of Ceefax rolling onto our TV screens with up to the minute news and regional facts.
It all began in 1974 when it was first broadcast by the BBC. Its’ name is derived from the phonetic “see facts”. With the digital switchover completed 23:32:19 BST on 23 October 2012 in Northern Ireland the interactive service finally breathed its last analogue “breath” or should we say “dots”. Its digital replacement is the “Red Button” – easier to use and with ability to show images as well as text and quite a different animal.
Many a breaking news story was first put out on Ceefax – sometimes erroneously – see 10 facts that you are unlikely to know about Ceefax
Surprisingly, little is published about the much respected Ceefax but here are some articles which can be viewed on EbscoHost databases:
BBC News Lands on French Teletel Videotex Network
BBCi adopts page numbers for interactive TV to aid navigation
ETV in print
Auntie is a dab hand with the Web
Teletext and Viewdata Services In British Public Libraries
Televisions hidden resource
And here are some items to view in the IET library:
Broadcast and wired teletext systems - CEEFAX, ORACLE, VIEWDATA (IEE colloquium published in 1976)
CEEFAX (A series of information sheets 1975)
Let’s enjoy the good memories of ceefax!
Read recently about this fascinating initiative. Masdar city is not a car spelt incorrectly but a circa. 2.7 square mile city built in the desert outside Abu Dhabi which aims to be totally green. The very first of its kind.
Masdar has zero carbon, powered by solar panels and other renewable energy sources. Electric cars – even battery powered driverless vehicles are planned to run through underground tunnels.The businesses chosen to inhabit the city are selected for their greenness.There is purported to be an LED tower which changes colour when the city is using too much power.
Around 40,000 residents and 50,000 commuters moved in to Masdar a couple of years ago – OK, they have made a few concessions – they use surface level electric cars, not yet the driverless ones but the green concept and city is still there! Perhaps it is heralding a future that other cities can replicate in some way, however small?
The IET magazine – Renewable Energy Generation is available through the IET digital library or in person at the IET library reading room.
Augusta Ada King, Countess of Lovelace (1815-1852), more often known now as Ada Lovelace was a mathematician, involved in pioneering work on the analytical engine with fellow scientist, Charles Babbage. She is sometimes known as the world’s first computer programmer! Coincidentally, she was also the only legitimate daughter of Lord Byron, the poet.
On 16th October there will be an entertaining Ada Lovelace day event (ticketed) held at the IET Savoy Place. The IET library has books on both Ada Lovelace and Charles Babbage. Why not, pop in and take a look sometime. Search our library catalogue to check what we have.
The IET Archives has original (and quite eccentric) correspondence from Ada Lovelace to Michael Faraday, for whom she had much admiration. The IET Savoy Place houses a portrait of a portrait of Ada – so we have a lot of “Ada connections”!
Enjoy Ada Lovelace day and support the hundreds of women in science and technology both in the past and today.
Do you want to find out what's behind all this smart card this and smart card that? The IET's virtual library is the place for you. With your much prized IET membership you are one step away from accessing some quality stuff.
Take Wiley's book: Smart Card Handbook by Wolfgang Rankl, Wolfgang Effing; this book has new international standards and specifications - this 4th edition includes smart cards for passports and ID cards, health care cards, smart cards for public transport, and Java Card 3.0. New sub-chapters cover near field communication (NFC), single wire protocol (SWP) and multi megabyte smart cards (microcontroller with NAND-Flash).
And then there's Knovel which has a great book on Smart Cards, Tokens, Security and Applications by Mayes, Keith E, Markantonakis, Konstantinos; this book combines a cross-discipline overview of smart cards, tokens and related security and applications, plus a technical reference to support further research and study. A step-by-step approach educates the reader in card types, production, operating systems, commercial applications, new technologies, security design, attacks, application development, deployment, and lifecycle management.
Do you prefer to borrow a printed book from the IET library? Not virtual at all! Try The engineering handbook of smart technology for aging, disability, and independence by A Helalor or RFID and contactless smart card applications by D Paret.
Perhaps you want to see some articles and reports on smart stuff? Here's what you could be reading:Haptic feedback control of a smart wheelchair orPersonalized Services over the iTV Platform through Non-conditional Smart Card Technology. Where do you find these? On EbscoHost databases... A few more? Health Care Implementation by Means of Smart Cards. Or........ Acceptability of Multipurpose Smart National Identity Card: An Empirical Study.
There's heaps of stuff here for you. If you have any questions please email the Library at email@example.com or call 020 7344 5461.
The moment has arrived and the London Olympics 2012 have finally begun but have you thought of any hurdles that you need to jump to get that vital edge over your competitors?
Get ahead with your research by accessing thousands of electronic books and full text articles on engineering and technology topics, as well as business and company data through IET virtual library.
As our thoughts are on the games here’s what’s available right now – full text and bang up to date, on the London Olympics using the IET virtual library’s Ebsco databases
London 1948: the sites and after-lives of the austerity Olympics by Penrose, Sefryn. World Archaeology, June 2012
London Olympics to Spark Explosion in Mobile Data Traffic by PR Newswire. PR Newswire Europe, 16/5/2012
Telecompaper UK: UK - Samsung Galaxy S III to be Olympic Games Phone Telecompaper UK, 2012
Skills Olympics must leave legacy by Brook, Ian. Works Management, Oct 2011
Samsung Launches U.S. Olympic Genome Project, an Innovative Social Media Platform that Connects Fans with Team USA Athletes by Samsung Electronics America Inc. Business Wire (English), 04/10/2012
Samsung and Visa Showcase Mobile Payments at the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games by Visa. Business Wire (English), 09/05/2012
SES: Sky, Freesat from Sky and Freesat to Broadcast 48 Dedicated BBC Channels Created for the London 2012 Olympics by SES. Business Wire 04/04/2012
BT to back 'London Live’ Olympic entertainment by Chapman, Matt. Marketing 8/2/2012
Do you prefer to hold a ‘real’ book in your hands? Use the sumptuous Library at the IET’s Savoy Place to view or borrow thousands of up to the minute books and reports. Here’s what’s there on the London Olympics…
Reliability, survivability and quality of large scale telecommunication systems, case study: Olympic Games.
By P. Stavroulakis
Published by Wiley, UK
Delivering London 2012: ICT enabling the games.
Published by the IET, UK
If you have research that you would like the information professionals at the IET to look into on your behalf please contact the research service
Don’t waste time - get ahead of the game!
Written by Cathy Firebrace
Planning on visiting the Library and Archives at IET London: Savoy Place during the Olympics? If so, then there will be a few changes that you need to be aware of in preparation for your visit. We have an exciting opportunity of being a host venue for a National Olympic Committee (NOC) during the actual Olympic period (30th July- 10th August 2012). If it goes ahead then most of the building will be unavailable to staff, members and visitors. The building will start to prepare for this event from Thursday 12 July 2012 and will end on the 19th August 2012.
The Library on the first floor will still be open to members during this time but will be operating a reduced service between the core hours of 10am to 4pm to allow for staff travelling to and from London during the games period. As most of the building access is restricted whilst the NOC are occupying the building, we ask that if you are still preparing to come in during this period that you contact the library or archives at least 24 hours before your visit. If you require any items fetched from our store rooms they will be retrieved every morning in preparation for your visit.
Your visit will require you to access the building via the Savoy Street side door and not the main entrance. Reception staff will be there to give you a warm friendly greeting into the building. Please be aware that security checks will be in force, so it will be advisable to bring with you your IET membership card or any other form of ID. A member of library staff will come down to escort you up to the library area.
The Library will be operating a quiet tabled area to the left of the main enquiry desk and to the right, a comfy seating area to hold discussions with your friends and colleagues. There will be coffee/tea making machine, so you can still get your caffeine fix whilst the Kelvin and Appleton Rooms are closed. Please note, that this is a self-service machine.
The Library and Archives aims to run as full a service as possible during this time and we hope that your visit to the Library and Archives at IET London: Savoy Place is enjoyable. Please contact the Library and Archives for further information or check out the Unique opportunity for IET London: Savoy Place web page.
To plan ahead for your travel during the Olympics, please visit the Get Ahead of the Games website.
IET Archives hosts UCL student placement to develop skills in archival management.
In May 2012 a student on the Master's course at University College London completed a two week placement at the IET Archives. The aim was to further the students' cataloguing skills and experience within an archive repository. The IET Archives was fortunate enough to employ the skills of Paula Togher who took on the challenge of listing, sorting and cataloguing the personal papers of Frederick Skelland on to Adlib, our archival cataloguing software, and to make the catalogue description available online for future researchers.
Frederick Skelland was an electrical engineer and the papers had been donated to the archive in 2011 by a member of his family. The papers include details of his education and employment - in 1928, Skelland moved to England from India to further his career as an electrical engineer. He enrolled with The Technological Institute of Great Britain (a correspondence college) and undertook courses to prepare for the exam to become an Associate Member of the Institution of Electrical Engineers. The records themselves show the education system that Skelland went through in an attempt to secure membership to the Institution and how important it was to gain the required skills in electrical engineering. Skelland eventually settled on the Isle of Wight where he worked as an Installation Inspector with an electricity board and with a boat-builders' firm during World War II. He was killed in a motorcycle accident in Ryde at the age of 50, and was greatly missed by his family.
In addition to the cataloguing project Paula was given a tour of the archive strongrooms and Savoy Place. Highlights of the collections included seeing Michael Faraday's original notebooks and tea towels produced by the Electrical Association for Women informing women on the electrical consumption of their kitchen appliances. Paula successfully completed this project and reported back that she found her time at the IET Archives interesting and rewarding. She has furthered her knowledge of cataloguing practices and has observed how the IET Archives operates and the variety of services it offers.
From all of us at the IET Archives we would like to thank Paula for her help in this project and for making this collection available to researchers.
Written by Asha Gage, IET Archivist
Propulsion Systems for Hybrid Vehicles
Author: Miller, John M.
Institution of Engineering and Technology
Battery Operated Devices and Systems - From Portable Electronics to Industrial Products
Author: Pistoia, G.
Electric Vehicle Technology Explained
Author: Larminie, James; Lowry, John
John Wiley & Sons
See also thousands of full text articles from EBSCO databases:
Internal combustion engine control for series hybrid electric vehicles by parallel and distributed genetic programming/multiobjective genetic algorithms
International Journal of Systems Science; 2011, Vol. 42 Issue 2, p249-261
Electric Vehicle Noise: Are They Too Quiet?
Professional Safety; 2011, Vol. 56 Issue 1, p34-38
Application of ECQFD for enabling environmentally conscious design and sustainable development in an electric vehicle.
Clean Technologies & Environmental Policy;2011, Vol. 13 Issue 2, p381-396
Applying the Environmental Propensity Framework: A Segmented Approach to Hybrid Electric Vehicle Marketing Strategies.
Journal of Marketing Theory & Practice; 2010, Vol. 18 Issue 4, p377-393
The Value of Plug-In Hybrid Electric Vehicles as Grid Resources.
Energy Journal; 2010, Vol. 31 Issue 3, p1-23
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Written by Cathy Firebrace, Information Officer.
Dawn White, Senior Library Assistant at the IET Library, explores the essentials services on offer to all our customers...
Unknown to most IET members, we have a very traditional, but modern library at their disposal in our IET London: Savoy Place building with free WiFi access and internet terminals available. It is open for members to borrow books and for research purposes. Members of the public can also use our facilities for reference/research purposes. For those who do not qualify or do not wish to become a member of the Institution, the library offers a Library Only Membership. This allows non-members to have access to borrowing books and electronic resources via the Virtual Library.
Our print stock contains journals and conferences from the IEEE dating back to the 1950’s and more current items can be located online via the IEEExplore database, which is accessible from the library only. It’s also worth noting that we hold more IEEE stock than the IEEE themselves actually hold! Relevant BSI standards are also available in the library via the BSI standards online database, with older print copies available to view at request. With over 70,000 print books for you to choose from, there is something for everyone. Yes, most of our books are at student level or above, but we do have some really good biographies like Michael Faraday’s letters and our history section is a must read, even for us laymen.
The IET Library also gives members access to electronic resources, e-books and e-journals from EBSCO, Wiley, Keynote, Knovel and Faulkners, via the Virtual Library. All you have to do is log into the IET homepage using your username and password then follow this link. Of course if you do not find what you want or need then we can offer you further assistance. All you have to do is contact our Research Service and we will try and help. In some cases there may be a small charge, just ask and we can provide you with a quote.
So don't hesitate, either come and pay us a visit in person or look at our comprehensive online catalogue on the IET library website to open up a world of interesting electronic and print books and journals.
Written by Dawn White, Senior Library Assistant
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