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M E 202: Professional Planning

This guide will introduce students in ME 202 to finding and using library resources for mechanical engineering research.


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[Updated 07/30/2020]

Welcome to the library research guide for M E 202: Professional Planning!

Welcome to your library guide for M E 202: Professional Planning. This guide will introduce you to library resources and services that will help you do better and more efficient research to support projects in other mechanical engineering classes you will take later on, and help you create a foundation for doing solid research as an engineer.

We'll start by showing how the concepts you learned in Lib 160 can be adapted to engineering research, and introduce some specific tools, collections, and services that will be useful to you as a student in mechanical engineering.

If you need assistance beyond what is provided in this guide, please contact your librarian.


If you have questions, you can:

  1. Email your librarian (see information in the right column)
  2. Ask Us through chat, email or check out our Frequently Asked Questions.
  3. Stop by the Main Desk on the first floor of Parks Library. Desk hours.
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Erin Thomas
150 Parks Library
Iowa State University
515 294-9886