Friday, 22 May 2015

Happy 15 year anniversary IEEE Xplore! Why you should make the most of this fantastic resource

Academic Liaison Librarian, Clare Ackerley, highlights some of IEEE's features and their benefits.

In the 15 years since its launch, IEEE Xplore has become an essential tool for scientists - an impressive one billion documents have been downloaded by IEEE  Xplore users.

You can access IEEE Xplore's vast array of articles, conference publications, books, patents and more via the Library's E-resources guide:
If you are new to IEEE Xplore or if it has been a while since you used it, why not take a quick look at their short self-paced tutorials? These 2-5 minute videos, which cover a range of topics, such as saving searches or browsing by topic, provide lots of tips and guidance to help you with your research.

My Projects and My Settings

You can set up your own free account in IEEE Xplore by selecting Create Account at the top right-hand corner of the homepage. You will need to do this in order to view your search history. You'll then have the option to save up to 50 searches which can be viewed under My Settings.

My Projects gives you the option to organise your searches by topic or project. You can have an unlimited number of projects and you can add notes and tags to articles as you save them to projects. My Projects is located under My Settings on the navigation bar.

Downloading citations

It is very straightforward to download citations but you will need to login to your IEEE account first. IEEE provide guidance:

New features

The eagle-eyed researcher will have noticed that the home page has recently been revised. One of the features of this is a Publication Search which allows you to search by Publication title, volume issues and start page. You can also view and copy MathML code as well as TeX commands with the MathJax plugin. Information about these features, and others too, is gathered on one page:

If you have any questions about how this resource works, let us know in the comments or get in touch with your Academic Liaison Librarian.

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