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M E 415: Mechanical Systems Design

Learn about tools for finding articles, handbooks, standards, and prior art for the Mechanical Engineering capstone design class. This guide also includes tips, strategies, and techniques engineering students need to know for conducting successful library

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Welcome to the library research guide for M E 415: Mechanical Systems Design!

Welcome to your library guide for M E 415: Mechanical Systems Design. This guide is intended to assist you in your research specifically for ME 415, but it will also connect you with library resources that will be applicable in other ME courses. If you need assistance beyond what is provided in this guide, please contact your librarian.

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The ISU Library maintains a number of other research guides that may be helpful:

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