Databases and specialized portals

Databases and specialized portals

Web of Science

This platform is funded by the Ministry of Science and Technology through the FECYT (Spanish Foundation for Science and Technology). It provides access to some of the most prestigious databases in the world.

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Some resources:

‘'Web of Science Core Collection': allows you to run bibliographic searches in the most relevant scientific publications. It includes indexes of journal quotations, indexes of conference quotations and chemical indexes. It also provides indexes detailing the influence of authors in the research community.

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'Journal Citations Reports(JCR)': is an essential tool for investigating the level of influence and impact that a publication has had on the research community. It includes publications reviewed by the most widely-referenced experts in the world and covers approximately 200 different disciplines. It provides some of the most useful metrics regarding research, such as the impact factor.

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'Essential Science Indicators': 'Essential Science Indicators': offers rankings of research impact by country, institution and publication.

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Multi-disciplinary Elsevier database containing bibliographic references and citations. It provides access to various different indicators which measure and evaluate scientific production such as:

Scimago Journal Rank (SJR): provides open access to impact indicators of scientific journals and impact indicators of information included in Scopus, listed by country.

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Business Source Premier

Specialised business and economics database. It analyses over 1,700 specialist business and economics publications and includes over 1,000 complete texts.

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Regional Business News

Full-text database containing regional business publications including search newspapers, magazines and other resources from trusted news sources.

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Database sponsored by the United States Department of Education. Specialises in bibliographic information about education science.

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Education Source

Full-text research database designed for education students, professionals and policymakers. It offers sources covering all levels of education and includes educational specialties such as multilingual education, health education and testing.

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Times Higher Education (THE)

Portal that collects news and topics related to higher education. It also provides information on different international rankings on universities. To access all the information, it is necessary to create an account with the institutional e-mail. 

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Information platform for engineering that gives access to the full text of books, magazines and conferences from more than 50 publishers, as well as procedures, engineering cases, tables and interactive graphs. It allows an integrated retrieval of all the information included in the books, tables and documents and provides analysis and calculation tools to handle, exploit and export the scientific-technical data obtained in the searches.

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Engineering Village

Information portal for engineering, applied sciences and technology. It provides integrated access to specialist databases such as Compendex and the Patents Office of the United States database.

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Conteining the following databases:

Compendex: bibliographic database providing scientific and technical information from over 190 branches of engineering. It contains over 18 million records dating from 1970 until the present.

The publications are written in different languages but the bibliographic information and abstracts are in English. Only the journals that Mondragon Unibertsitatea subscribes to can be accessed in their complete form.

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Engineering Source

Database for professionals and researchers across all engineering disciplines, including biomedical, civil, electrical, mechanical, environmental and software.

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Bibliographic database provided by the Institution of Electrical Engineers (IEE), specialising in the fields of physics, electrical engineering, electronics and computer science.

The publications are written in different languages but the bibliographic information and abstracts are in English. Only the journals that Mondragon Unibertsitatea subscribes to can be accessed in their complete form.

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User's guide (in spanish)


Inspec Archive - Science Abstracts 1898-1968

Bibliographic database covering 70 years of international scientific and technical literature. Abstracts cover physics, electrical engineering, electronics and computing engineering

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Access Engineering

Reference tool for professionals, academics, and students in engineering. This platform, by McGraw Hill publisher, provides access to the best-known and most-used international collection of engineering reference information. The collection comprises books, handbooks, videos, tutorials, factsheets and data among other resources.

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PubMed is a database produced by the National Library of Medicine (USA) that contains around 27 million biomedical literature references from MEDLINE. Includes biomedical journals and e-books from 1946 to the present.
From this database you will be able to access the full text of the documents that are part of the Library´s collection and also those that are in Open Access.




Bibliographic database of the scientific community of the Basque country. It collects scientific production in the Basque language and currently has over 2,300 books and over 15,000 articles.

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US Federal Science Portal

A tool which integrates searches in over 55 databases and over 2,100 websites from 13 federal agencies.

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Database of the Ministry of Education and Culture. This contains references to research and innovation projects in education, educational resources and articles from Spanish journals within the field of education dating from 1999.

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