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License Begins: 
November 30, 2020
License Ends: 
November 29, 2021

The IEEE/IET Electronic Library is brought to you via the IEEE Xplore® digital library. Featuring content from IEEE as well as the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET), IEL contains almost one-third of the world’s current literature in electrical engineering, communications, and computer science.

An IEL subscription provides access to over 4.5 million documents. Highly-cited, peer-reviewed research that fuels more new patents than any other publisher, including:

  • IEEE Society journals, magazines, and transactions (and IEEE Spectrum Magazine and the Proceedings of the IEEE). 
  • IET journals and magazines
  • Proceedings from IEEE and IET annual conferences 
  • More than 2,800 approved and published IEEE standards in key technology fields: IEEE Redline Versions of Standards, IEEE Standards Dictionary Online
  • Complimentary access to VDE conference titles 
  • Complimentary access to Bell Labs Technical Journal (BLTJ)
  • Full-text access to articles accepted for future publication 
  • Complimentary access to the IEEE & IET backfiles: to the late 1800s for select titles with an active IEL subscription

2019 IEL Fact sheet

2019 Draft Standards Fact Sheet

2019 Perpetual Access updates  (and brochure)

2019 IBM Journal brochure

Simultaneous Users: 

Access is umlimited. A user seat (of 50) is only taken when the user is downloading a pdf. 

Chron coverage: 
1988 to the present with select titles back to 1913
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Content Types: 
Index, FullText, Ejournals, Ebooks
Title Lists: 
Multi-Year Contract: 
Monday, November 29, 2021
Notes on Subscribers: 

IEL is a multi-year license to November 2021

University of Calgary (takes a 1 year renewal) IEL, Drafts
University of British Columbia & Okanagan IEL
University of Alberta & Augustana IEL, IBM, JSEE
Simon Fraser University & Surrey IEL
University of Manitoba IEL
University of Saskatchewan IEL & IBM
University of Victoria IEL & IBM
University of Regina IEL
Athabasca University IEL
Mount Royal University IEL & IBM
University of Lethbridge IEL