Searching the literature
The databases listed below are some where you may find journal articles and conference papers related to your field. A list of all the engineering-related databases may be found here.
Emerald Fulltext Library Provides full text access to over 100 journals in various fields, including Engineering. Coverage years vary by title but most are available from the mid-1990s to the present.
Environmental Engineering Abstracts Covers the world literature pertaining to technological and engineering aspects of air and water quality, environmental safety, and energy production. More than 700 primary journals are thoroughly indexed and abstracted. Over 2,500 additional sources, including monographs and conference proceedings.
Homeland Security Digital Library Collection Provides quick access to important U.S. policy documents, as specialized resources such as theses and reports from various universities, organizations and local and state agencies.
IEEE Xplore Delivers full text access to the world's highest quality technical literature in electrical engineering, computer science, and electronics. You may also sign up for alerts.
MathSciNet Continuing in the tradition of the paper publication, Mathematical Reviews (MR), which was first published in 1940, expert reviewers are selected by a staff of professional mathematicians to write reviews of the current published literature.
Water Resources Abstracts This database contains abstracts from journals, conferences and reports covering engineering, scientific and environmental perspectives on water resources. Coverage spans 1967 - present.
Web of Science Includes Science Citation Index Expanded, Current Chemical Reactions and Index Chemicus. Science Citation coverage begins 1900-. Use Web of Science for: cited reference searching, author finder, address searching, sorting results by times cited and citation reports (h-index).
Keep track of all your blogs and news pages that provide an RSS feed by using an feed reader. There are many free readers available but one that is popular and easy to set up is:
Once you've copied and pasted the URL of an RSS feed all you have to do is visit the reader and it manages all the feeds you've found in one place. You don't have to seek them out, but they are collected by the reader which usually tells you when there is a new posting, allows you to clip or bookmark a new item, and may have other features as well.
Soon, checking your reader may become as automatic as checking your email and you'll find that you can manage a lot of information very easily.
Look for the web feed logo (either an 'RSS' or an 'Atom' feed) on web pages to see if there is a feed you can follow.
For more information, see: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Web_feed