The Laser Group
at Liverpool

Lairdside Laser
Engineering Centre
Courses & Training Resources Information

LASeR virtual library
gateways to bibliographic information resources on the Internet


ASM International
ASM International -the materials information society
library has over 1 million metals and materials related publications. It offers an on-line search and document delivery service.

The British Library
The British Library The major Reference and Document Supply collections of the British Library can searched on-line free of charge using BLPC. Documents can be supplied by BLDSC ; the LEXICON -easy order service is tailored for users with occasional needs for documents.

EDINA: Edinburgh Data and INformation Access
Ei Compendex.
Ei Compendex, produced by Engineering Information Inc. (Ei) is the most comprehensive interdisciplinary engineering information database in the world, with over 3 million summaries of journal articles and conference proceedings, and 220,000 new additions every year.

INSPEC is produced by the Institution of Electrical Engineers. It is regarded as the premier database for access to the world's leading scientific and technical literature in physics, electrical engineering, electronics, communications, control engineering, computing and information technology. INSPEC via EDINA covers the years 1969 onwards. The database contains over 5 million records, each one referring to a published journal article, conference paper or other document. INSPEC via EDINA is updated weekly.

The Intellectual Property Network (IPN)
lets you search for, view and purchase patent documents.

InterTran -Internet Translator
InterTran Internet Translator can translate single words, phrases, sentences or even entire web pages over the Internet. A downloadable version is also available.

ISI Web of Knowledge
ISI Web of Knowledge is an integrated platform designed to support research in academic, corporate, government, and not-for-profit organizations search ISI Web of Science, ISI Proceedings and ISI Journal Citations.

OPTICS.ORG - The online photonics resource
Search more than 70,000 abstracts from Institute of Physics Journals all relevant to optoelectronics and photonics. Free access is provided to the complete archive of abstracts whilst access to the full text of current issues of journals is also free following a simple registration.

The Patent Office
esp@cenet patent information service at the United Kingdom Patent Office. The esp@cenet system is a collection of interlinked Web Sites enabling users to search for information that can be found on the front pages of patent documents published around the world.

a powerful new search engine developed by Elsevier Science for locating scientific information only, may provide the answer. Scirus delivers more relevant search results because it focuses on scientific information, indexes complete documents, searches the whole web including access-controlled sites, and reads non-text files like PDF. At this stage Scirus covers more than 60 million science related pages from the Web as well as membership sources such as ScienceDirect, MEDLINE on BioMedNet, Beilstein on ChemWeb and Neuroscion. This is only the beginning - Scirus aims to include more databases in the near future.

SPIE - The International Society of Optical Engineering
Web The Website for optics, photonics and imaging
View Tables of Contents for over 4,000 volumes and 150,000 journal and proceedings abstracts in SPIE's InCite® publications database.

Technical information and know how from the Welding Institute includes
Weldasearch, a database of short abstracts of articles on welding, joining and allied technologies. Covering metals, plastics and ceramics, Weldasearch aims to be a comprehensive record of appropriate world-wide literature published since 1968.

US National Library of Medicine Gateway
Medline and other databases of the U.S National Library of Medicine covering worldwide medical and biomedical literature. Registration for printing, downloading or document ordering requires a login.