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Mechanical Engineering

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

Finding Books and Encyclopedias

The Library's Catalog is your first stop for books and encyclopedias with information on your alloy.  When you are searching the catalog, combine your alloy with terms like: structure, properties or handbook.  Once you have found a book that fits with your research topic, browse the shelves nearby for additional materials.

Knovel is a great resource for finding ebooks related to your alloy research.  All of our Knovel books are also in the catalog, but when you search the Knovel database, you can search within each book, and get a PDF of chapters you need.

Below you will find some books to get you started on your research.  Most are in the reference section on the main floor of the library.  Search in the same call number areas on the 3rd Deck for similar materials.

Still stuck?  Ask the Engineering Librarian or at the Research Help desk


Alloys Properties Books in Nimitz Library

Finding Scholarly Articles and Reports

These databases are a great place to start looking for information on the properties and unique uses of your alloy.  Use the same terms you used to search in the catalog and Knovel.

Looking for more information?  Use the other databases listed on the "Find Articles" and "Technical Reports, Patents, Standards" tabs above. 

Two Tips for Searching the Databases:

  • Consider all the possible keywords you could use to search for your alloy - Don't forget to consider synonyms, acronyms, scientific terms and more commonly used names
  • When you find a book or article that works well for your project, use the subject terms (towards the bottom of the record) to link to other similar materials

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