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

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.

Changes in 2020/21 - IET journals are moving to Wiley (and will be Gold OA).  IBM Journal will be a 1957 to 2020 archived journal from 2021 on only.

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). 
  • 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)

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
Usage Stats: 

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Content Types: 
Index, FullText, Ejournals, Ebooks
Title Lists: 
Multi-Year Contract: 
Monday, November 29, 2021
Counter-Compliant: 
Yes
Notes on Subscribers: 

IEL is a multi-year license to November 2021

University of Calgary  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