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The IEEE/IEE Electronic Library(IEL) is a collaboration between the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers(IEEE)in the US and the Institution of Engineering and Technology(IET) in the UK. It covers more than 30% of the world's literature in electrical engineering, electronics, computer science, information science, materials science, physical sciences and biomedical engineering. The database allows for full text access to over 140 journals, over 800 conference proceedings and 800 standards from more than 36 not-for-profit IEEE societies and IEE. There are currently over one million documents in IEL with content back to 1988 (plus select content back to 1913). 

The IEEE/IEE Electronic Library Includes:

  • IEEE Spectrum
  • Proceedings of the IEEE
  • IEEE journals, transactions, and magazines
  • IEEE conference proceedings
  • IEE journals
  • IEE conference proceedings
  • Current IEEE standards

See a detailed listing of all publication titles included in IEL.


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1988 to the present with select titles back to 1913.

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IEEE and IEE published materials, including IEEE transactions, journals, magazines, conference proceedings and standards.

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The IEEE/IEE Electronic Library(IEL) provides full-text access to IEEE and IEE publications.

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