General – What is available?

​If you are searching for a specific journal or book, use the UAntwerp catalogue to see if the UAntwerp has this publication in the collection and if so, where to find it in print/online.

The UAntwerp catalogue also contains master’s theses. To retrieve these, search in title field on eindverhandelingen UA*. Or click directly to the theses of the different specializations:

The Discovery Service is ideal to orientate yourself in a new topic or to quickly find a number of publications (books, articles, ...) on a topic. A characteristic of the Discovery is that full text is immediately available as PDFs in the records of the search results as much as possible.

For Engineering Sciences several databases are relevant. The most important of these are listed below with more detailed information. Depending on the subject, other databases may also be useful > go to the overview of databases.

Databases recommended for Engineering sciences

Publication type



Full text



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read only



freely available

Google patents

freely available

Scientific literature

Web of Science

on campus, off campus VPN

Blue UAntwerp> button

everything peer reviewed,

citations available



on campus, off campus VPN

everything peer reviewed, citations available



on campus, off campus VPN



freely available


environment, human impact

Google Scholar

freely available


settings > library links >

check university of Antwerp

Off campus VPN

Applied research

WTCB publications

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No access to standards

The blue UAntwerp> button checks if the UAntwerp has access to the full text of an article. Full text can come through scientific publishers as Elsevier, Nature, Wiley but also form specific journal packages like IEEEXplore and ACM digital library.

Refer to the literature

Use reference style IEEE. The style guide with all the rules is available here.

The IEEE reference style is a numerical system of reference. The references are numbered consecutively in the text and the bibliography at the end of the text lists all these numbers in ascending order. References to the same publication are automatically given the same number in the text.

A number of general rules and common examples can be found below.

Add unique identifiers to a reference if you have it at your disposal. This relates to DOI’s, ISBN/ISSN numbers.

Scientific journals often have an abbreviation. Like for example IEEE Trans. Circuits Syst. (IEEE Transactions on Circuits and Systems). The IEEE reference style uses abbreviations by default.

Scientific publications often have multiple authors. If there are more than six authors, only include the name of the first author followed by