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The Virtual Library

The library is constantly adding to this resource to provide a wide variety of accessible content:

  • Easy to use - members simply need to log on to our website to gain instant access.
  • Free to use as part of your membership benefit.
  • Available to members worldwide 24/7.

If you are having any difficulty logging on to the Library catalogue or Virtual Library resources, please contact libdesk@theiet.org

EBSCO Discovery service

This is the best way to search the Virtual Library.

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.

EBSCO Discovery Service login

Electronic books:

  • Dawsonera - a growing collection of ebooks from the supplier Dawson.
  • Knovel full-text e-books provides access to scientific and engineering handbooks and reference books from a range of publishers.
  • Wiley e-books - online access to a collection of over 120 engineering and technology full-text ebooks.
  • 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 - providing 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 Plus, Energy and Power, Sustainability and Applied Science and Technology. 
  • E&T magazine - our monthly magazine and associated website published for our members.
  • Journal of Engineering (JoE) - 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.

Need a little help? 

Various presentations and FAQs to take users through the process of accessing each Virtual Library electronic resource, Knovel, Wiley e-books and  EBSCOhost:

If further help and advice is required, then please contact the Library.