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IEEE Xplore Digital Library Guide

Overview of a key engineering database with focus on the elements available to the Baylor community.

Search Query Basics - Review

Useful tips

Wildcards used in IEEE Xplore:  ? and *

Truncation: IEEE automatically looks up keyword plural forms, verb forms, and British/American spellings. Do ‘Exact Word’ or phrase searches to override this.

Refine results using the options shown in the column on the left side of the screen including by date and by subject heading.

Sort results using the drop-down menu at the top of the results list to change the order they are displayed including alphabetical order by publication title, newest or oldest first, or most cited.

Navigating the site

Access and orientation overview


Browse and basic searching

Browse by journal, book, course, or conference

Simple keyword searching, including how to use AND, OR, NOT, and phrase marks

Author searching Find your favorite researcher by looking up their last name. Use the first name or initials to narrow results with a lot of matches. Use the author link in records to find other resources by that person.


Create an account or not?

Personal accounts include these benefits:

  • Search alerts
  • Saved searches
  • Search history
  • Citation exporting
  • Customized preferences
  • Downloadable mobile app


Accessing Articles from Off-Campus

If you have trouble access articles or databases from off-campus, make sure you have logged into the Baylor University Libraries.  Try putting in front of the URL which will prompt you for your BearID and password.  For more information check out this page or the guide below

University Libraries

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Waco, TX 76798-7148

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