Database of the month: Knovel

  • The library is now providing access to Knovel; a database of technical reference information for engineers.

    Knovel contains:
    • technical information             • material and substance properties data
    • best practice insights            • validated equations

    Basic search

    Use the basic search to search for specific terms, books or authors. A basic search will find text sections, interactive tables, conference proceedings, interactive graphs and more. To find out more watch this short video.

    Data search

    Use the data search (just below the basic search box) to find specific materials and properties. Your search results will be displayed in an interactive table that you can modify within Knovel or export into Excel.


    Interactive equations

    Interactive equations provides access to calculation examples relevant to engineers working in the areas of chemical process engineering, civil engineering, electrical, electronics and mechanical engineering, HVAC, metals and metallurgy, oil and gas and more. Here is an example of an equation in the Equations Solver Interface.


    You can access the interactive equations from the Tools menu or by using the filters in any relevant basic search results.

    My Knovel

    You can sign up to My Knovel using your Swansea University email address. This creates your personalised Knovel account where you can save searches, tables and equations, create alerts and share informaiton.

    How to access Knovel

    You can access Knovel directly from this link, if you are off campus you will need to log in with your Swansea University username and password.


    Use the comprehensive help available in the Support Center in Knovel or contact the engineering support team in the Bay Library using