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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 are the most difficult to find.

Finding Technical Papers
Step 1) Search for your paper on the
SAE Mobilus website to get citation information like the paper number, conference name or journal title.

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 Nimitz Search 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 get 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) Go to the Journal Search in Nimitz Search

Step 2) Type SAE into the search box

Step 3) Click the magnifying glass to search our holdings

A journal search for SAE journals


Standards, Books and Conferences

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

Search for Society of Automotive Engineers and change the search filter to author.

A screenshot of an author search for SAE

The Nimitz Library also owns various editions of the SAE Handbook containing the ground vehicle J-standards at the following locations:

  • First Floor Reference TL151. S62 2010 on CD-ROM
  • Older editions on the Third Floor at TL151.S62

What is SAE?

The Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE) International is a professional society of 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

Contact the engineering librarian for help finding these resources.