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How to Access IEEE Xplore

There are 2 places to access specific databases. Use either the

  • Databases by Title hyperlink from University Libraries home page when you know the name of the database. Go to Heading: Search; ZipSearch; Databases by Title link
  • or Databases Tab when you are using the UA Libraries Catalog. The UA Libraries Catalog is in the top navigation of every University Libraries Webpage.

Can I use IEEE Xplore Off-Campus?

Be sure to use the UA Libraries Catalog or Web site to use the proxy server. Go to a definition of a proxy server. opens new window

What Publications are Available in IEEE Xplore

You can always use the settings dropdown and select "What can I access" to find out what is available from IEEE Xplore. opens new window

IEEE Xplore contains full text of

  • Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) journals and conference proceedings, and
  • Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET) journals and conference proceedings

to name a few. You can download full text of IEEE standards including

  • current and historical standards,
  • redline versions of the standards
    • describing the changes between the active standard and the previous edition,

but not draft standards.

There are packages that we cannot download full text through IEEE Xplore, but we might have full text download available elsewhere. Be sure to search the catalog and the e-journal hyperlink on the University Libraries Web page. opens new window Seek the volume and year that you want.

How to Use Advanced Search (video, 3.42 min.)

Learn how to use the advanced search function for more precision when searching for articles on your topic.

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How to Subject and Keyword Search (video, 3.33 min.)

Learn how to use subject and keyword searching to perform a more thorough search for articles on your topic.

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How to Filter Results (video, 1.55 min.)

Learn how to use subject and keyword searching to perform a more thorough search for articles on your topic.

Would you rather read a PDF? Go to IEEE Xplore – PDF Tutorials section on this Webpage and select one of the filtering examples.

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Structured Advanced Search Example

Seek information about very large scale integration and robotics by

  1. ensuring that the Metadata Only radio button is selected,
  2. typing "very large scale integration" (including that quotation marks) in the search terms textbox in the first row,
  3. selecting OR from the combo box in the second row,
  4. typing VLSI in the search terms textbox in the second row, and
  5. typing robotic in the search terms textbox in the third row.
Algorithms for minimizing the receiver interference in a wireless sensor network
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D Pushparaj Shetty; M Prasanna Lakshmi
Distributed Computing, VLSI, Electrical Circuits & Robotics
Digital Object Identifier 10.1109/DISCOVER.2016.7806251
Publication Year: 2016
IEEE Conference Publications
Abstract (html) PDF ©
A Systematic Method for Configuring VLSI Networks of Spiking Neurons
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Neftci, E; Chicca, E; Indiveri, G; Douglas, R
LS button Neural Computation, Volume 23, Issue 10, Pages: 2457 - 2497
Digital Object Identifier: 10.1162/NECO_a_00182
Publication Year: 2011
MIT Press Journals
Abstract PDF © Full text access may be available. Click article title to sign in or learn about subscription options. Check Full Text Finder for more information

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We can't download "A Systematic Method for Configuring VLSI Networks of Spiking Neurons." This record has a locked icon and IEEE directs you to sign in and pay for the article; however, the article is available for download, just not from IEEE Xplore. We can check Full Text Finder for more information by selecting the button. The article can be downloaded from EBSCO. Even if we didn't have the article somewhere else, you could always use interlibrary loan. Don't buy the article!

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