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EM215 Introduction To Mechanical Engineering

This guide provides resources and guidance for midshipmen taking EM215.

Finding Books

Nimitz Search is your first stop for books, DVDs and government documents with information about the Wright Brothers and mechanical power.  When you are searching, consider using terms like:

  • ergonomics
  • "human power"
  • "mechanical power"
  • "wright brothers"
  • "internal combustion engine" and
  • "flying machines"

To find materials about the Wright brothers as individuals, use the advanced search bar in Nimitz Search. Select subject in the drop-down filter menu, then type one of the brothers' names in the search bar.

A screenshot of a library database search bar about to search subject headings for Orville Wright

Once you have found a book on your topic, browse the shelves nearby for additional materials.


Books to Get You Started

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