Design Bibliography Database: McGill University
Design Bibliography Database
Centre for Intelligent Machines
McGill University


About the database

The DBDB database contains both entries drawn from two standard bibliographies in Design engineering, and entries which have been submitted by contributors using the Contribution Form. The provenance of each entry is indicated in Source.

You may perform either a Basic or an Advanced search. Search results can be filtered using additional criteria. Search results can also be sorted by Author, Title, or Date. You may also save or email your search results.

Although the DBDB administration makes every effort to verify the content of contributed entries, we cannot guarantee their accuracy. Also, in the case of websites, please note that the DBDB administration does not guarantee that a website listed in an entry will be regularly maintained and serviced.

Any person who participated in the creation of a work can be searched using the Author field. This may include editors, co-authors, translators, etc.

Keywords are only supplied for entries which have been submitted by contributors using the Contribution Form. Every effort has been made to supply descriptive keywords in English. Keywords in languages other than English which have may been supplied by contributors using the Contribution Form are retained.

Subjects are drawn from the Compendex/Inspec thesaurus.

Source: indicates the provenance of the bibliographic record.

An entry of "Siddall" refers to:
Siddall, J.N., Department of Mechanical Engineering "References for Mechanical Design", McMaster UNIVERSITY MARCH 1966.
An entry of "Hubka and Eder " refers to:
Design science: introduction to needs, scope and organization of engineering design knowledge / Vladimir Hubka and W. Ernst Eder. Published Berlin; New York: Springer, c1996.
An entry of "Contributed" means that the entry was submitted by a contributor using the Contribution Form.


Basic Search

Basic search will look for an exact match to your search term in anywhere in the entry.

Advanced Search

Advanced Search is useful if you need to construct a complex search across multiple fields and apply limits such as document type. You may search by Author, Title, Conference location, or Keyword. You can limit your results using Subject, Document Type or Language.

When searching for authors please enter last name first, use a comma to separate last name from initials.

E.g.: Smith, G. M.

Search filtering

You can filter search results using additional criteria such as: Author, Title, Language, Date or Document Type.

Email results

You can email search results to yourself. Choose the records you want to include by clicking on the checkbox next to the appropriate records, or simply click 'ALL'. Click on the email icon () to email the selected records.

Save results

You can save search results to your local computing environment. Choose the records you want to save by clicking on the checkbox next to the appropriate records, or simply click 'ALL'. Click on the save icon () to save the selected records.

Results sorting

Search results can be sorted by Author, Title or Date. Click on the appropriate column name on the results page. Note that fields containing no information will appear first. E.g. When sorting by Date, if a given entry does not have any date information it will appear before other entries in the list of results.

Contact us

If you have further questions or technical difficulties which need resolving, please contact the Design Bibliography Database.