Melinda M Livas
Student Services Librarian
by Melinda M. Livas – November 17, 2021
Library resources for Mechanical Engineering.
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Ulrichsweb is an easy to search source of detailed information on more than 300,000 periodicals (also called serials) of all types: academic and scholarly journals, e-journals, peer-reviewed titles, popular magazines, newspapers, newsletters, and more.
AIAA meeting papers contain the most recent discoveries in aerospace and related fields. Coverage: 1963 – present.
Contains abstracts and bibliographic citation information on articles in mechanics and related fields published in over 500 international journals. Available at PSE TA1.A6, V.1, 1948-2004.
The American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) is the premier professional membership organization for more than 127,000 mechanical engineers and associated members worldwide. ASME also conducts one of the world’s largest technical publishing operations in the world, offering thousands of titles including some of the profession’s most prestigious journals, conference papers and proceedings, and ASME Press books. The entire collection can be searched via the ASME Digital Collection.
The database provides access to over 97,000 bibliographic and abstracted records. Coverage: 1956-
Contains abstracts and full-text documents (1917-1958) to NASA’s predecessor the National Advisory Committee for Aeronautics.
NTRL (National Technical Reports Library) is from the National Technical Information Service (NTIS). NTRL indexes government-sponsored research, development and technical reports and provides full-text access to reports that have been digitized. Searches over 2 million reports with links to over 500,000 full-text reports. Our academic subscription provides access to “Digital-on-demand”, which will digitizes reports not currently full-text that UCD users find in the NTRL database.
Keyword searchable database of NASA-wide technical reports.
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The University of California eBooks Collection includes about 2,000 titles and is made available through a partnership between the University of California Press and the California Digital Library’s eScholarship program.
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|Dictionary of Mechanical Engineering Abbreviations Signs and Symbols||PSE Reference TJ9.D5|
|Encyclopedia of Fluid Mechanics||PSE Reference TA357 E53 1986|
|McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Mechanical and Design Engineering||PSE Reference TJ9.M395 1984|
|ASHRAE Handbook. Fundamentals (I-P ed.)||PSE Reference TH7201 A82|
|ASHRAE Handbook. Heating, Ventilating, and Air-Conditioning Applications (I-P ed.)||PSE Reference TH7005 A82|
|ASHRAE Handbook. Heating, Ventilating, and Air-Conditioning Systems and Equipment (I-P ed.)||PSE Reference TH7005 A825|
|ASHRAE Handbook. Refrigeration (I-P ed.)||PSE Reference TH7011 A48|
|ASME Steam Tables||PSE Reference TJ270 A4 1993|
|CRC Handbook of Mechanical Engineering||Also: PSE Reference TJ151 C73 2005|
|CRC Handbook of Tables for Applied Engineering Science||PSE Reference TA151 C2 1973|
|CRCnetBASE||Fluid Flow Calculator|
|Engineering Reference Book on Energy and Heat||PSE Reference TJ260 E54 1992|
|Handbook of Heat Transfer||PSE Reference QC320.4 .H36 1998|
|Handbook of Mechanical Engineering Calculations||Also: PSE Reference TJ151 .H327 2006|
|Heat Exchanger Design Handbook||PSE Reference TJ263 H38 1983|
|Instrument Engineers’ Handbook||v.1 Process measurement and analysis
PSE Reference TS156.8 .I56 2003 v.1-2
|Inrternational Steam Tables||MatWeb: The Online Materials Information Resource|
|Machinery’s Handbook||PSE Reference TJ151 M28 2012|
|Measurements Converter||McGraw Hill’s Access Engineering
250 engineering handbooks and a dictionary, searchable and online
|Mechanical Design Handbook||PSE Reference TJ230 M433 2006|
|Mechanical Engineering Reference Manual||PSE TJ159 L5 1995|
|Mechanical Engineers’ Handbook||PSE Reference TJ151 M395 2006|
|Mechanisms & Mechanical Devices Sourcebook (4th ed.)||PSE Reference TJ181 M32 2011 (5th ed.)|
|Metallic Materials and Elements for Aerospace Vehicle Structures (see MMPDS for latest edition)|
|MMPDS (Metallic Materials Properties Development and Standardization handbook)||Phy Sci Engr Library Media TL698 .M48 2012 CD-ROM|
|Pump Handbook||PSE Reference TJ900 P79 2008|
|Standard Handbook of Fastening and Joining||PSE Reference TJ1320 S74 1997|
|Thermodynamic Data and Property Calculation Sites on the Web||Thermodex|
|Tool and Manufacturing Engineers Handbook||PSE Reference TS176 T63 1983|
|Tribology Handbook||PSE Reference TJ1075 T762 1995|
Standards and specifications are documents that describe and/or recommend a set of rules and conditions for how materials and products should be manufactured, defined, measured, or tested.
Patents are defined as “A license to manufacture, sell, or deal in an article or commodity, to the exclusion of other persons; in modern times, a grant from a government to a person or persons conferring for a certain definite time the exclusive privilege of making, using, or selling some new invention.” (Oxford English Dictionary 2nd edition).
|ASSIST||ASSIST-Quick Search provides direct access to Defense and Federal specifications and standards available in the official DoD repository.|
|Defense Technical Information Center (DTIC)s Scientific and Technical Information Network||Provides access to citations of unclassified unlimited documents that have been entered into DTICs Technical Reports Collection from December 1974, as well as the electronic full-text of many of these documents.|
|Document Center||Global Engineering Documents|
|ILI Standards & Specifications (requires registration)||NSSN: A Global Resource for Standards|
|American Wind Energy Association||British Wind Energy Association|
|California Energy Commission: Wind Energy in California||Canadian Wind Energy Association|
|Center for Energy Efficiency and Renewable Technologies (CEERT)||Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI)|
|Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (DOE)||European Wind Energy Association|
|German Wind Energy Association||Institute for Wind Energy (TU Delft)|
|National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL)||National Wind Coordinating Committee|
|National Wind Technology Center (NREL)||Renewable Energy Policy Project|
|RIS Wind Energy Department||Sandia Wind Energy Technology|
|United States Department of Energy (DOE)||Wind Energy Program (DOE)|
|Wind Energy (Danish Wind Turbine Manufacturers Association)||Wind Turbines (A Social Network for the Wind Turbine Community)|
|World Wind Energy Association|
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Two versions are available:
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|Aerospace Industries Association||AHS International – The Vertical Flight Society|
|American Astronautical Society||American Astronomical Society|
|American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA)||Association for Unmanned Vehicle Systems International|
|European Space Agency||Federal Aviation Administration|
|National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA)||National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)|
|National Space Science Data Center (NSSDC)||Planetary Society|
|Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE)||Society of Flight Test Engineers|
|Space Frontier Foundation||Space Studies Institute|
|Universities Space Research Association|