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EM215 Introduction To Mechanical Engineering

This guide provides specific resources and guidance for midshipmen taking EM215.

Finding Books

The Library's Catalog is your first stop for books, DVDs and government documents with information about the Wright Brothers and mechanical power.  When you are searching the catalog, consider using terms like: ergonomics, "human power", "mechanical power",  "wright brothers", design, "internal combustion engine" and "flying machines". 

To find materials about the Wright brothers as individuals, select "LC SUBJECT HEADING" from the drop-down menu, and type in one name, last name first - e.g., wright orville or wright wilbur.  Once you have found a book that fits with your research topic, browse the shelves nearby for additional materials.


Great Books to Get You Started

      An Introduction to Engine Testing and Development

      Click the book title to read the text online.

      This book presents the basic principles required for the testing and development of internal
      combustion engine powertrain systems.

eBooks, Handbooks and Encyclopedias

Search Tips

Save time with these search tips in the book catalog, most article databases and even Google.

Tip Example
 Join different concepts with AND  airplane and robot
 Join similar concepts with OR  airplane and (robot or unmanned)
 Use * (asterisk) to find variations of your keyword  robot* finds robot, robots, robotic, robotics