IEEE Electronic Library (IEL)


The IEEE Electronic Library (IEL) contains one-third of the world’s current literature in electrical engineering, communications, and computing. IEL provides researchers, engineers, and students access to technology’s most trusted journals, conference proceedings, and standards—millions of articles to help fuel imagination, build from previous research, and inspire new ideas.

 IEL delivers key benefits for researchers:

  • Drive new ideas, designs, and applications with cutting-edge research
  • Develop better solutions faster by understanding the technology landscape
  • Stay ahead of advancements and benchmark competitor research
  • Increase productivity by reviewing previous research without having to reinvent the wheel
  • Accelerate innovation and patent development with convenient access to proven research all in one place
  • Increase scholarly output and new research development

Quick Facts

Save time and money with convenient access to vital technology research:

  • Unlimited access to approximately 5 million full-text documents
  • 195 IEEE journal, magazine, and transaction titles
  • 1,800+ IEEE conference titles
  • More than 4,400 approved and published IEEE standards, excluding drafts
  • Proceedings from IET conferences and events
  • IEEE Redline Versions of Standards (where available), select VDE conference papers, IET’s E&T magazine, and seminal articles from Bell Labs Technical Journal
  • Backfile to the late 1800s for many titles, complimentary with an active subscription