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Mechanical Engineering

Last Updated: 12-Mar-2013

This guide provides an overview of research resources in mechanical engineering.  It includes resources that may be helpful for students working on design projects.

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Databases and online resources

New York [etc.]
SAL3 (off-campus storage) » Stacks » Z5851 .E62 1906
Contains over 9 million records and references over 5,000 international engineering sources including journal, conference, and trade publications. Also known as Compendex.
Efunda is an information resource that provides a variety of information to aid in the solution of complex design problems. Topics include materials, processes, formulas, vendors and products, units, mathematics, and designs
Warrendale, PA : Society of Automotive Engineers.
Content includes SAE Technical Papers since 1906 and access to the SAE Global Mobility Database (GMD) which includes summaries of more than 177,000 documents—technical papers, standards, regulations, journals, and reports.
[New York] : Elsevier, 2004-
Scopus has particularly strong international coverage of science and technology. Scopus includes sophisticated tools to track, analyze and visualize research.
Philadelphia, PA : Institute for Scientific Information, c1998-
Provides access to the Science citation index expanded from 1900 to the present, and records from January 1991 to the present include abstracts.
New York, N.Y. : Material ConneXion
Material Connexion is a unique and comprehensive resource currently comprised of more than 4,500 materials and processes. The information, includes high-quality photographs and company/vendor contact information.


  1. Peter R.N. Childs. 2014

  2. Keith L. Richards. 2013

    Engineering Library (Terman) » Stacks » TJ153 .R48 2013

  3. Tyler G. Hicks. 2013

E-book resources

[Norwood, Mass.] :, Inc., c2000-

Books 24x7 is a great source for CAD and SolidWorks manuals as well as MATLAB and other engineering software.