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REVAMP REU: Research Tools, Assistance, Databases

Georgia Tech Library Research Guide for REVAMP REU, Summer 2019

Research Process - GT Library Research Guides

Research Tools

  • Research Guides. Guides are compiled by Georgia Tech librarians. Organized by Subject and by Type
  • Databases. Index individual articles in journals and other sources.  Bibliographic and full text databases
  • Library Catalog lists books/e-books, theses, journal TITLES, and other material in the Library collection, both print and electronic
    • Click on "Request" to have print books retrieved (after "Sign-in")
    • "View It” or “View Online” – view electronic full text
    • For circulation questions, ask the Public Services associates at the Library Store (Crosland Library, Grove Level, Ground Floor). Phone 404-894-4500..
    • A checked-out book is subject to recall after 21 days.
  • Library Classes
  • Evaluating Internet Resources. Ethics
  • Book databases

Ask for Assistance!

Subject Librarians. Provide quick and in-depth assistance searching the Library's databases. Quick assistance by e-mail and in-depth assistance in-person by appointment.

For circulation (book check-out) assistance, contact Public Services at the Library Store, Crosland Tower, Grove Level, Ground Floor. Phone: 404-894-4500

REVAMP REU web site

Crosland Tower

  • Quiet Reading Rooms: Crosland Tower sixth and seventh floors.
  • Ideation Studio tables: Crosland Tower 2nd floor
  • Computer clusters, 3rd and 4th floors
  • Scanning is available
  • Check out (pick-up) books at the Library Store (Public Services), Library's Crosland Tower, Grove Level, Ground Floor. GT Library Catalog record:Get It, SIGN IN to request books

REVAMP REU Databases

Selected Databases and Research Guides:

Georgia Tech Library's Catalog (books, etc.) 

Engineering and Technology Handbooks
Business, Industry, Company, Product and Management Information Technical Reports Medicine, Biological Sciences
Patents Standards (ASTM & IEEE) General databases

Search hints comparison charts: Advanced (Engineering Village, ProQuest, Web of Science); EBSCO

Georgia Tech Library's Catalog (books, etc.)

  • Library Catalog searches for books, e-books, theses, journal TITLES, media, archival materials, maps, and other material in the Georgia Tech Library collection. Print and electronic
  • "Get It" "SIGN IN to request books" to retrieve print books
  • Recall checked-out books. You can ask an associate at the Library Store (Crosland Tower, Grove Level, Ground Floor, 404-894-4530)  to recall a checked out print book.  A checked-out book is subject to recall after 21 days
  • "View It" "Online access" "View Online" for electronic holdings.
  • Some records contain holdings for both electronic and print formats
  • Catalog search hints: slides or

Engineering and Technology


Business, Industry, Company, Product, and Management Information

Technical Reports

  • NTIS (ProQuest) 1964+ Technical research reports
    • Citations and abstracts from unclassified government-sponsored research reports from the Department of Energy, Department of Defense, NASA, EPA, and other federal agencies, and selected international government departments and organizations
    • Do NOT limit to Full Text and do NOT limit to Peer Reviewed or Scholarly
    • The Find It @GT command does NOT work, since nearly all reports are NOT in the Library Catalog
  • See the Technical Reports Research Guide for full text options
  • The Georgia Tech library owns over 2,500,000 technical reports (microfiche collection)
  • Selected full text reports are available through agency internet sites (DOE, DoD, NASA/NACA, EPA, ERIC)

Medicine, Biological Sciences


  • Derwent Innovations Index (Clarivat Analytics, formerly Thomson Reuters). Good for keyword searching. 1963+ Derwent Innovations Index facilitates precise patent searching and merges the value-added patent information from Derwent World Patents Index with the patent citation information from Derwent Patent Citation Index
  • Free sites for downloading/printing full image U.S. patents: (1) United States Patent & Trademark database search ; (2) ; (3) Patent Fetcher ; (4) espcenet, U.S. and selected worldwide patents, (5) WIPO ; (6) Google search
  • Patents & Trademarks Research Guide  Patents Guide compiled by Lisha Li, Georgia Tech representative to the United States Patent and Trademark Resource Centers program


General Databases

  • Research Library (ProQuest): general database (all topics). Approximate half of the records are full text. Find It @GT links to selected full text Library subscription journal articles. Use "NOFT" to search bibliographic fields (not full text fields) or search specific fields such as title or author.
  • Academic Search Ultimate (EBSCO)  

Database comparison charts, search tips:

All Databases

All Research Guides


Issues trying to access databases?

Have you experienced issues trying to access databases through the Georgia Tech Library website? It is likely due to our recent change to OpenAthens IP Authentication. We continue to work diligently to resolve any and all issues users may experience. If you have any access questions or database access problems, please contact This will allow us to establish an issues log and address the access issues systemically. Learn more about this OpenAthens Authentication service at, including changing permanently linked information ("Recent News" - right column: OpenAthens; Experiencing Issues with databases, etc.).

While accessing e-resources off-campus, you may notice an OpenAthens login screen. The OpenAthens screen will ask you to identify your home. Use the "Login via your institution: Other Institution Login" (box, right column of screen) then "Find your organization" to search for Georgia (Georgia Institute of Technology). See example. From there, use the Georgia Tech login service and you will be given access to the resource. 

A list of all databases is at ("Find, Borrow, Request" (top row) "Find Materials" "Databases"). Check this list if your URL does not work properly (by name in the search box, or alphabetically, or by subject).  Some of the URLs in this guide may not be up-to-date. For one-on-one quick and in-depth database search assistance: contact Bette Finn at