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Mechanical Engineering Research Guide

Introductory guide to library research and resources for faculty, staff, and students in mechanical engineering.


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[Updated 07/30/2020]

Introduction to library resources for mechanical engineering

Welcome to the library guide for mechanical engineering. While much research in this area takes place in the lab, the library is host to a wealth of information resources on the subject that can help inform and improve your research. This guide exists to familiarize students, staff, and faculty in mechanical engineering with relevant library resources and services.

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Getting started with mechanical engineering research

These science and engineering article databases will get you started finding research articles, conference papers, and more related to mechanical engineering.

Using Google Scholar?

Find out how to connect your Google Scholar account with the ISU Library's resources for off-campus access:

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Library Links

The library website lists many of our services and general information tailored to students, faculty, and researchers. A few of these are highlighted below.