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Engineers frequently use standards in their design work.  Here is a link to our Standards Page, which has everything you need to know about using standards and obtaining standards through the Texas A&M Libraries.

Patent Research

Patents contain much useful information for engineers, and much engineering research can result in patentable inventions.  Here is a link to our Patent Research Page, which has everything you need to know about finding patents through the Texas A&M Libraries.

Dissertations and Theses

Dissertations and theses often contain information that has not been published elsewhere.  They also generally contain excellent literature reviews.  The sources below provide access to these resources, many of them in full text. 

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Bruce Neville, Mechanical Engineering LibrarianWelcome to library research in Mechanical Engineering.  This guide is intended to help you find library resources specifically aimed at research in the field.  I am Bruce Neville, the Mechanical Engineering Librarian.  Please don't hesitate to call on me for questions related to library resources on the subject.  See the Author Profile on the left for how to reach me.

Search for Journal Articles

Finding articles in the journal literature requires the use of indexing and abstracting databases.  The databases listed here are good for general searching in Mechanical Engineering.  They are listed in increasing order of comprehensiveness.  For specialized topics or allied fields, see the Specialized Database tab.  The last tab lists some e-journal platforms with mechanical engineering content.

Some specialized and auxiliary databases that might be of use to mechanical engineers are linked here.  Coverage is given in a note, if not obvious from the name. 


Search for Books

Ebooks for Mechanical Engineering

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