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Mechanical Engineering

Use this guide to find books, articles, reports and websites related to mechanical engineering

Technical Papers

SAE Technical Papers are the most commonly sought after information from the society, they also happen to be the most difficult to find.

Finding Technical Papers
STEP 1) Look up your paper on the
SAE website to get important information such as paper number, any events it might have been presented at or journals it would have been published in.

screenshot of an SAE technical paper record

STEP 2) If your paper is associated with a journal or conference, search for the JOURNAL TITLE or CONFERENCE TITLE in the Library's catalog to see if we own it

STEP 3) For papers 2007 and older, check the SAE Transactions

STEP 4) If you still can't find it - contact the Engineering librarian for assistance or submit an Interlibrary loan request and we'll try to obtain the paper for you.

Journal Articles

2013 - Present

Nimitz Library subscribes to all of SAE International's journals from 2013 to the present. You must be on the Yard to access the full text. 

Prior to 2013

Nimitz Library has subscribed to several of the SAE journals over time and keeps copies of the issues in print on the 2nd deck, some dating as far back as 1928.

To determine what years we have of a specific journal, or to see all our SAE journal holdings:

STEP 1) Click on Journal List on the Library's home page

STEP 2) Type SAE into the search box

screenshot to search for SAE journals

What is SAE?

SAE International logo

Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE) International is a global association of more than 128,000 engineers and related technical experts in the aerospace, automotive and commercial-vehicle industries.

At Nimitz Library you can find many SAE:

  • Journal Articles
  • Technical papers
  • Standards
  • Books and Conferences

This guide will give you helpful tips for locating all these types of SAE publications.

(Text and image from SAE International website, accessed January 9, 2015.)

Standards, Books and Conferences

In the Library's catalog you can find all of the SAE books, standards and conferences owned by the Nimitz Library.

You can search for all of our SAE holdings by searching for SAE as an author.  As you can see below, put Society of Automotive Engineers in the search box and change the dropdown to Author.

screenshot of author search for SAE

The Nimitz Library also owns various editions of the SAE Handbook (ground vehicle standards):


Older editions: TL151.S62 (THIRD DECK)