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Engineering (Mechanical and Manufacturing)

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  Articles, journals, magazines and newspapers

Dissertation Abstracts - PQDT Open findit database
Selective index to open access masters theses and dissertations from U.S., Canada, Great Britain, and Europe. Note: This is an open access subset of Dissertation Abstracts International (DAI).
Emerald Insight Restricted Resource Some full text availabledatabase
Full text access to over 100 management, marketing, engineering, and information services journals. 
Encyclopedia of Nanoscience and Society Restricted Resource Some full text availableeref ebook
Offers accessible descriptions of some of the key technical achievements of nanoscience along with its history and prospects. Rather than a technical primer, this encyclopedia instead focuses on the efforts of governments around the world to fund nanoscience research and to tap its potential for economic development as well as to assess how best to regulate a new technology for the environmental, occupational, and consumer health and safety issues related to the field
IEEE Xplore Restricted Resource Some full text availabledatabase
Search for journal articles, transactions, conference proceedings, etc. of IEEE, IEE and affiliated societies. Use Interlibrary Loan to get items we do not own (you will get message in upper left corner, "The content you requested is not included in your subscription")
ScienceDirect Restricted Resource Some full text availabledatabase
Search over 1,200 scholarly journals published by Elsevier. ScienceDirect is multisubject, but specializes in science. Note: We do not have full text access to all journals. 1993 to present for Academic Press journals; 1996 to present for Elsevier journals

  Books and eBooks

Books and More (Library Catalog) database
Search for books, ebooks, video, government publications, recordings, music scores, and other materials available through the library.

WorldCat Restricted Resource database
Search for materials beyond SCSU, from thousands of libraries and institutions around the world. Click on the FindIt! button and sign in to and request items through Interlibrary Loan.

  Facts, definitions, and overviews

ASM Handbook
Print Location: TA 459.A5
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19 vol. metals handbook.
CRC Materials Science and Engineering Handbook
Print Location: TA 403.4.C74 2001
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McGraw-Hill's Engineering Companion Restricted Resource Some full text available
Contains sections on the basics of engineering science and key methods. Tools include tables, formulas, charts, diagrams, figures, key methods and worked-out problems.
note: MUST REGISTER for a free NetLibrary account ON CAMPUS to checkout this e-book. OFF CAMPUS users search for book at


ISA: Directory of Automation
"Comprehensive manufacturer and service information available for automation professionals."
RAM: Recent Advances in Manufacturing
Contains "a database of bibliographic information for manufacturing and related areas. It covers items in well over 500 niche journals and magazines, books, videos and conference proceedings."
Thomas Register of American Manufacturers
Locate manufacturers by product, company, or brand name.
Virtual Technical Reports Center
This site from the University of Maryland Libraries "contains links to technical reports, preprints, reprints, dissertations, theses, and research reports of all kinds. Some metasites are listed by subject categories, as well as by institution. This site will be updated monthly."

  Laws, legislation, and government reports

Information Bridge (Department of Energy) database
The Information Bridge provides the open source to full-text and bibliographic records of Department of Energy (DOE) research and development reports in physics, chemistry, materials, biology, environmental sciences, energy technologies, engineering, computer and information science, renewable energy, and other topics.
note: 1995 - Present
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Susan Hubbs
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