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Home: Compendex

What is Compendex?

The Compendex is a database focused on engineering research and literature. Search Compendex to discover publications in a wide range of resources, including:

  • journals,
  • conference proceedings,
  • trade publications,
  • patents,
  • government reports and more


Request Compendex Login (PCA only)

Sometimes it is just easier to do your own literature searching. After all, you know what you are looking for and can adjust your strategy accordingly. 

The PCA Library's license agreement for Compendex, the premier engineering literature database, allows for personal login options for the following user groups:

  • PCA Staff
  • PCA Board members
  • PCA Committee members

Contact us for more information or to request a login.

Video Tutorials

Compendex Quick Search Video Tutorial (2 min)

Compendex Numerical Data Search Video Tutorial (2 min)

Contact: (626) 691-2458