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New Tier 2 Licensed Resource – SAE Digital Library

In October 2013, five campuses (Berkeley, Davis, Irvine, Los Angeles and Riverside) began participation in a Tier 2 opportunity for access to the SAE International Digital Library of Technical Papers:

SAE, formerly known as the Society of Automotive Engineers, is a U.S. based but internationally active professional association and standards organization that serves the global engineering community with primary emphasis in the transport industries that include automotive, aerospace and commercial vehicles.

Founded in 1905 by magazine publishers Peter Heldt (The Horseless Age) and Horace Swetland (The Automobile), who covered the expanding automobile manufacturing enterprise in the U.S., membership steadily increased. Today, SAE exceeds 121,000 members, 30% from outside North America, actively engaged in all sectors of STEM education and research in science, technology, engineering and math.

Content in this resource allows users at these five campuses access to the 43,000+ fulltext technical papers from 1998 to the present in an easily searchable and brows able interface with immediate full text click-throughs. This scholarly literature is reflective of the most recent scientific findings conducted by automotive and aerospace engineers in academic, government and industrial sectors worldwide.  The subject scope of the Digital Library reflects the following topics:

·         Bodies and Structures
·         Chassis
·         Design Engineering & Styling
·         Electrical, Electronics and Avionics
·         Environment
·         Fuels & Energy Sources
·         Human Factors & Avionics
·         Interiors, cabins & Cockpits
·         Maintenance & Aftermarket
·         Management & Product Development
·         Manufacturing
·         Materials
·         Noise, Vibration & Harshness
·         Parts & Components
·         Power & Propulsion
·         Quality, Reliability & Durability
·         Safety
·         Tests & Testing
·         Transportation Systems
·         Vehicles & Performance

SAE releases several trade magazines and continues to host many legacy titles.  Additional content not part of the UC package includes Ground Vehicle Standards, Aerospace Standards, Aerospace Material Specifications, SAE eBooks, SAE Partner Content, and SAE eMagazines. The current journal literature is composed of the best technical papers published each year in nine subject specific volumes. The full-text is included in the Digital Library and is also available via a stand-alone journal package housed on the High Wire Press Platform for Berkeley Patrons.

Due to challenging and unsuccessful negotiations at various campuses in recent years over access, legal and pricing issues, it is with great pleasure that we announce that those concerns are now fully resolved and our engineering and science users can now continue their research in these important fields using the SAE Technical Papers.

For additional information, please contact Julia Gelfand (

Submitted by:

Julia Gelfand, Resource Liaison for SAE