Online resources

Alumni can access a growing bank of online resources.

How to access e-journals, e-books and databases

A growing number of online resources are available to alumni for remote access. Please note, your access to e-journals, e-books and databases is limited only to those permitted by the terms of our licences and mainly available within the Library. You can access online resources through your Imperial Plexus account.

Online resources available to alumni:

  • ASM Resources

    ASM Alloy Center Database
    The ASM Alloy Center Database enables you to search across ASM property data, performance charts, and processing guidelines for specific metals and alloys. 

    ASM Alloy Phase Diagram Database
    The ASM Alloy Phase Diagram Database contains more than 36,500 binary and ternary phase diagrams and associated phase data for more than 6200 systems. 

    ASM Handbooks Online
    ASM Handbooks Online contains the complete content of the ASM Handbook series. Together these volumes provide practical information and data about the selection, processing, performanceand analysis of structural materials. Available in full text with scanned images and tables. 

  • EBSCO Education Databases
    EBSCO Educational Databases is an online education resource comprising British Education Index (BEI); ERIC; Educational Administration Abstracts; Education Abstracts; and Child Development & Adolescent Studies. 

  • Henry Stewart Talks
    Henry Stewart Talks offers audio-visual presentations from different speakers on a variety of subjects, with access to two different collections:
    1 - The Biomedical & Life Sciences Collection – contains over 1,500 talks on subjects such as genetics, drug discovery and biochemistry.
    2 - The Business & Management Collection –  contains over 900 talks covering economics, finance, marketing and related topics.
  • IEEE All-Society Periodicals Package (ASPP)
    IEEE ASPP Online is a core collection of engineering, electronics, and computer science periodicals available via the IEEE Xplore Digital Library from the Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers. It includes over 170 journals, magazines and transactions covering the period from 2005 to the present, plus content from ‘ Bell Labs Technical Journal’. Please note that ASPP is a subset of IEEE Xplore and does not provide access to the same content which the Imperial Library offers. 

  • Instant Anatomy
    Instant Anatomy is a web resource to aid in the study of human anatomy with diagrams, lectures, podcasts, questions, MCQs and apps. 

    JSTOR is a digital library of academic journals, books, and primary sources. It helps people discover, use, and build upon a wide range of content through a powerful research and teaching platform, and preserves this content for future generations. We are pleased to offer alumni access to the following JSTOR collections:
    Arts & Sciences 1
    Arts & Sciences 2
    Business 1
    Ecology & Botany 1
    Health & General Sciences
    Mathematics & Statistics

  • OECD iLibrary Statistics Collection
    OECD iLibrary is the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development’s online library for Books, Papers and Statistics and the gateway to OECD’s analysis and data. Access is to the OECD iLibrary Statistics and does not include the IEA [International Energy Agency] statistics. Full text is only available for selected subscribed and freely available titles. 

  • ProQuest Dissertations & Theses Global
    The largest single repository of graduate dissertations and theses, ProQuest Dissertation & Theses Global (PQDT Global) simplifies searching for dissertations and theses via a single access point to explore an extensive, trusted collection of 3.8 million graduate works, with 1.7 million in full text. Designated as an official offsite repository for the U.S. Library of Congress, PQDT Global offers comprehensive historic and ongoing coverage for North American works and significant and growing international coverage from a multiyear program of expanding partnerships with international universities and national associations. 

  • SAE Mobilus
    SAE Mobilus is an authoritative source for current mobility engineering information. SAE Digital Library became SAE Mobilus in June 2016 and the alumni access mirrors the content to which the Library currently subscribes to which are the ‘Technical Papers’ from 1906 to present. The standards and related publications are not available in full text. A user guide is available by selecting the link for “HELP?” located at the top right of the homepage. 

  • Walter De Gruyter STM e-journal collection
    A collection of science, technology and medicine e-journals from the publisher Walter De Gruyter. Alumni access mirrors the journal content to which the Library currently subscribes to with archive access included back to 1995, or volume 1 if later. Full text access is available to key De Gruyter journal publications including ‘Pure and Applied Chemistry’ and ‘Biological Chemistry’.