Virtual Library

Electronic books and journals: EBSCO, Engineering and IT Reference Library, Faulkner reports, Knovel, Wiley, and Key Note. 

Your library, virtually anywhere. A wealth of information at your fingertops... Your library, virtually anywhere. 

The Virtual Library is a large electronic resource, consisting of thousands of online e-books, e-journals, magazines and reports. The library is constantly adding to this resource to provide a wider variety of accessible content.

  • Easy to use: members need to log on to the IET website to gain instant access;
  • Free to use as part of your membership benefit;
  • Available to members worldwide 24/7.

EBSCO Discovery service  is the principal way to search the Virtual Library. This search engine includes many of the resources available from the IET library, including an A-Z search facility to enable easy searching of all our electronic book and journal content. We recommend using Discovery for keyword searches, where a single search can provide access to a range of resources. If you have a particular book or journal title you want to look up we suggest using the library catalogue or the A-Z facility within Discovery.

Other available resources:

 Electronic books:

  • Engineering and IT Reference Library is a collection of 420 Engineering and IT books from major technology publishers, powered by Books 24x7. Publishers include Artech House, Butterworth Heinemann, The IET, Microsoft Press, Syngress and John Wiley;
  • Knovel full-text e-books provides access to 360 scientific and engineering handbooks and references from various publishers;
  • Wiley e-books.  Online access to a collection of over 120 engineering and technology full text ebooks from Wiley.
  • Digital Library The IET Digital Library holds more than 100,000 technical papers from 1994 onwards for all IET journals, magazines, books, conference publications and seminar digests, Members and non-members can use  Knowledge Pack credits to download journal and conference articles and eBook chapters from the IET Digital Library.

  Electronic journals:

  • EBSCO databases provides access to several thousand full-text journal titles, company and industry profiles and other information resources. The databases we have access to are: Engineering Source, Business Source Corporate, Energy and Power, Sustainability and General Science;
  • E & T is the Institution of Engineering and Technology's monthly magazine and associated website published for its members.
  • Journal of Engineering (JoE) is a pure gold open access journal. Open access publishing enables peer reviewed, accepted journal articles to be made freely available online to anyone with access to the internet.
  • E-journals free access contains a list of direct links to electronic journals that are freely available on the web to members and non-members of the IET.

 Marketing information:

  • Faulkner databases provides expert reports of up to the minute information and intelligence on the telecommunications and information industry developments
  • Key Note  market research reports. Online access to all Key Note reports, includes subjects on computing, aerospace, electrical contracting, digital communication, videoconferencing and much more.


Virtual Library help and support

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