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Mechanical Engineering Orientation

An introduction to library services and resources with a focus on resources for mechanical engineering.

Research Tutorials

You might be required to complete one or more of the Library Research Tutorials for this course. Even if not required, taking a few minutes to view the tutorials will greatly enhance your ability to find engineering (and other) information in the Library.

EZ Research
Provides an introduction to conducting library research. Includes a Quiz and Certificate of Completion.

Engineering Information
This tutorial builds on the EZ Research tutorial highlighting specialize resources for engineering. Includes a Quiz and Certificate of Completion.

Why Use the Library?

Why use the Library when everything is on the web for free? Well everything is not on the web and everything on the web is not free.

Your professors will expect you to use academic resources such as books and journals. Most of our journals and many of our books are now available electronically. And we have over 100 databases to help you find information for your projects and research. But most of our ejournals, ebooks, and databases can't be found with Google and other search engines.

Take advantage of the expensive resources available to you. Start your research at the Library!

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Important Links

Related Research Guides

Research Guides are available for all majors in the College of Engineering, plus guides for special topics. These guide suggest additinal resources that might be of interest to Mechanical Engineering Students.

Aerospace Engineering

Mechanical Engineering

Materials Engineering


Standards and Codes

Technical Reports