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Resources for Mechanical Engineering

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Lee Twombly is the Engineering Subject Librarian; she will be glad to answer your questions about research, instruction or the library's collections. You can contact Lee by phone or e-mail, or visit her in person at the Tarver Library.

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Mechanical Engineering Databases

Search the following databases for scholarly articles, dissertations, and theses pertaining to engineering.

Academic Search Complete (EBSCO) — Provides abstracts and indexing for over 3,800, as well as full text for over 3,200 scholarly journals and general magazines.
Availability: Tarver,Centers,Swilley,Nursing,Pharmacy

Dissertations and Theses Full Text (ProQuest) — Covers dissertations accepted at accredited U.S. institutions since 1861. It selectively covers Master's theses and Canadian, British, and other international dissertations. Most dissertations since 1997, along with some earlier dissertations, are available in full text.
Availability: Tarver

Compendex (Elsevier/Engineering Village2) — One of the most comprehensive engineering literature databases. Providces citations and abstracts with limited full text.
Availability: Tarver,Centers

Research Library (ProQuest) — Provides abstracts and indexing for over 2,600, as well as full text for over 1,700 scholarly journals and general magazines. Research Library is an expansion of, and replacement for, the database titled Periodical Abstracts Research II.
Availability: Tarver,Centers,Swilley,Nursing,Pharmacy

Science & Technology Collection (EBSCO) — Topics include aeronautics, astrophysics, biology, chemistry, computer technology, geology, aviation, physics, archaeology, marine sciences and materials science. In addition to the full text, this database offers indexing and abstracts for more than 1,700 publications.
Availability: Tarver,Centers,Swilley,Nursing,Pharmacy

ScienceDirect (Elsevier) — Elsevier's e-journal/e-book platform
Availability: Tarver,Centers,Swilley,Nursing,Pharmacy

Web of Science (Web of Knowledge/Thomson Reuters) — Provides detailed citations and abstracts for the top scholarly periodicals in the sciences, social sciences, and arts and humanities. Includes the Science Citation Index, the Social Sciences Citation Index, and the Arts & Humanities Citation Index. Covers both domestic and international journals, open access resources, books, patents, proceedings, and Web sites.
Availability: Tarver,Centers,Swilley,Nursing,Pharmacy

Mechanical Engineering Journals

Mechanical engineering print journals available in the Tarver Library online catalog

Mechanical engineering titles to full-text electronic journals are available through the e-journals list. Specializations available include the following:


Mechanical Engineering Books

Search the library catalog to find books available in the Tarver (Macon), Swilley (Atlanta), and Regional Academic Center (Douglas County, Eastman, and Henry County) libraries as well as electronic books. Browse Ebrary (full-text electronic books) to find electronic books in Engineering and Technology. A guide to using this resource is available. Items not available in the Tarver Library can be requested from another library.

Engineering books available in the Tarver Library on the 3rd floor can be found using the Library of Congress Classification Outline for Technology as a guide.

Also, see what's new in your subject area at Tarver Library by viewing New Acquisitions. If you don't see a title in the list or in the online catalog, suggest new or additional titles that the library should purchase.

Mechanical Engineering Reference Sources

ASM (American Society for Metals) Handbook, v. 1-22b

Annual book of ASTM standards. Section 3, Metals test methods and analytical procedures

Annual book of ASTM standards. Section 15, General products, chemical specialties, and end use products

Mechanical Engineering Instruction Presentations

Introduction to the ASM Handbook and ASTM Standards

Useful Web Sites

ASM International

ASTM International

Lee Olson

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Lee Olson
Assistant Professor
Research Services Librarian

B.A., Wesleyan College;
M.L.I.S., University of South Carolina

Phone: 478-301-2852

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