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Mechanical Engineering

Resources for finding research and technical resources in mechanical engineering

About this guide

This guide highlights resources for students in mechanical engineering and highlights resources useful for design research and senior projects.

For research help, please contact Sarah Lester, Engineering Librarian or use the library's 24/7 chat help.

Scholar Representation by Race

This tally acknowledges the white supremacy in this field: the numbers indicate the racial representation of the books listed in this libguide.

Black authors: 0    Indigenous authors: 0    Other POC authors: 0    White authors: 2

You will find this on many of our LibGuides, as a system to keep us accountable in looking at the racial diversity of the sources we provide.

Find Peer Reviewed Articles and Conference Proceedings

The following are most of the commonly used databases for research in Mechanical Engineering. Compendex is one of the best starting places for research in Engineering

Finding standards

The library provides access to a number of standards in digital format. The following databases provide access to those subscriptions. If you need help locating a standard, please contact your Engineering Librarian.

In addition to our subscribed content, you can access the following standards for free online.

COVID-19 temporary access

For researchers working on medical equipment or devices, the following standards organizations have made COVID-19 relevant standards available for free.

  • AAMI
  • IEEE
  • ISO (note you need to register for free temporary access to these documents)

Mechanical Engineering Handbooks

These handbooks are commonly used resources for looking up mechanical specifications, design principals, and machine elements.

Senior Projects

Digital Commons is where you can find examples of previous work or research past senior projects