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Everything you need to understand and navigate the IET Digital Library.
Last Updated: May 2, 2017 URL: Print Guide RSS Updates

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What is the IDL?

The IET Digital Library (IDL) is a global repository of science, engineering and technology focused content produced by the world’s leading international scientific organisation and thought leader – the IET. Online access to the IET Digital Library unlocks an unsurpassed body of work of over 500 eBooks, 143 research journals and magazines and over 1,500 conference proceedings on one easy-to-use platform.

The IDL has four main components:

Books and eBooks: IET eBooks include nearly 500 academic and pracitioner titles which provide international researchers, professionals and students with new perspectives and developments in emerging subject areas. The 2017 eBook Frontlist will include 40 books with a focus on emerging subject areas such as healthcare technologies and cyber security. Total subject scope includes:

  • Applications of Computing
  • Control, Robotics & Sensors
  • Electromagnetic Waves
  • Energy Engineering
  • Healthcare Technologies
  • Materials, Circuits & Devices
  • Radar, Sonar & Navigation
  • Security
  • Telecommunications
  • Transportation

The IET offers a variety of packages and price points, including subject specific collections, to meet any institutional need. Click the Books tab to learn more.

Journals and Magazines: The IET currently runs 33 journals in a variety of specialist topics. You may already be familiar with the internationally renowned Electronics Letters series, which publishes short original research papers every 2 weeks covering the latest developments in the fields of electronics and electrical engineering. We are also happy to announce the recent addition of 3 new Open Access journals: IET Cyber-Physical Applications: Theory & Applications, Engineering Biology, and High Voltage.

In addition to these cutting-edge journals, the IDL is also home to the Journals Archive, which contains the more than 150,000 peer-reviewed articles contained in the 79 journals and magazines published by the IET from 1872-2006. To learn more about how you can own these foundational works of engineering and techonlogy, click the Journals tab.

Conference Proceedings: The IET organises a range of international conferences, seminars and exhibitions each year. The conferences cover all aspects of electrical, electronic, manufacturing and systems engineering, and related sciences. Proceedings of all conferences are published after each event. These proceedings are available for perpetual ownership from 1994 up to 2006 on the Journals Archive. Go to the Conference Proceedings tab to learn more.

Subjects: The Subjects tab is the feature that ties the IDL together. This tab allows you to browse the entire Library, starting at the IET's five main areas of subject coverage:

  • Physics
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering
  • Computer and Control Engineering
  • Information Technology for Business
  • Mechanical and Production Engineering

All five of these subjects have subtopics which can be explored. From there, these subtopics have additional and more specific concepts that can be explored. Click the Subjects tab to learn how to get the most out of the IDL and tie all of your research together, regardless of format, courtesy of the IET.

The Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET) is working to engineer a better world. We inspire, inform and influence the global engineering community, supporting technology innovation to meet the needs of society. The Institution of Engineering and Technology is registered as a Charity in England and Wales (No. 211014) and Scotland (No. SCO38698). Michael Faraday House, Six Hills Way, Stevenage, Hertfordshire, SG1 2AY, United Kingdom.

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