Research Guides

Research Guides each of which is designed to help you find the most useful resources relevant to your department. It contains useful information and details of recommended resources to support your studies

If you don’t know what to use or where to search to find necessary information for your research, try this guide.


Databases provide access to high-quality, peer-reviewed journal articles, conference proceedings, book chapters, dissertations and other sources.

When carrying out your research for a piece of work, you will need to search more than one database to find all of the journal articles relevant to your topic, as each database covers different journals.

Google Scholar (Search)

Google Scholar provides a simple way to broadly search for scholarly literature. From one place, you can search across many disciplines and sources: articles, theses, books, abstracts and court opinions, from academic publishers, professional societies, online repositories, universities and other web sites.

Google Scholar aims to rank documents the way researchers do, weighing the full text of each document, where it was published, who it was written by, as well as how often and how recently it has been cited in other scholarly literature.

Google Scholar Guide

ScienceDirect (Full-text Database by Elsevier)

ScienceDirect is home to almost one-quarter of the world’s peer-reviewed full-text scientific, technical and medical content. Over 15 million researchers, health care professionals, teachers, students and information professionals around the globe rely on ScienceDirect as a trusted source of over 2,500 journals and more than 33,000 books.

Web of Science (Citation Database)

To search articles in “SCI(E) Journals”

※ Please change the search option from ‘All databases’to ‘Web of Science Core Collection’

By meticulously indexing the most important literature in the world, Web of Science has become the gold standard for research discovery and analytics. Web of Science connects publications and researchers through citations and controlled indexing in curated databases spanning every discipline. Use cited reference search to track prior research and monitor current developments in over 100 year’s worth of content that is fully indexed, including 2.6 million records and backfiles dating back to 1898.

WoS Guide

Scopus (Citation Database)

To search articles in “Scopus Journals”

57 milion records, 21,000+ peer-reviewed journals

 Scopus is the largest abstract and citation database of peer-reviewed literature: scientific journals, books and conference proceedings. Delivering a comprehensive overview of the world’s research output in the fields of science, technology, medicine, social sciences, and arts and humanities, Scopus features smart tools to track, analyze and visualize research.

ASCE Library

ASCE Library is an online platform which includes scholarly journals and proceedings published by American Society of Civil Engineers. UNIST members can access 37 journals and more than 500 conference proceedings.

미국토목학회에서 발행하는 전자저널 37종과 500종 이상의 컨퍼런스 프로시딩 원문을 이용할 수 있습니다.

RISS (Kor)

The RISS is an integrated search platform for Korean academic materials like journal articles, theses, books, and etc.

It is provided by KERIS(Korea Education and Research Information Service, 한국교육학술정보원).

교육부 출연기관인 한국교육학술정보원(KERIS)에서 제공하는 학술연구정보서비스(Research Information Sharing Service, RISS)로,

국내 학술자료(학술지 논문 및 학술도서)와 국내 석·박사 학위논문을 통합검색할 수 있습니다.

NDSL (Kor)

Provided by KISTI(Korea Institute of Science and Technology Information, 한국과학기술정보연구원)