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Internet Resources

IEEE Xplore (Rensselaer at Hartford login ID and password required)
Search the full text of IEEE electrical engineering and computing journals and conference proceedings.

Materials Science (CSA) (Rensselaer at Hartford login ID and password required)
Search citations and abstracts in the fields of mechanical engineering, materials science and aerospace.

Emerald Fulltext (Rensselaer at Hartford login ID and password required)
Search full text articles from engineering and management journals.

ScienceDirect (Rensselaer at Hartford login ID and password required)
Search full text articles from literature that covers all fields of science, including engineering. Features journals from Elsevier Science and other important publishers.

American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) Journals (Rensselaer at Hartford login ID and password required)
Search the full text of ASME engineering journals.

Engineering Village (Rensselaer at Hartford login ID and password required)
Search for citations from engineering and technology journals.

NASA Technical Reports Server
Search for citations and some full text of technical literature from journals, government agencies and conference proceedings. Includes technical reports from NACA back to 1920.

Recent Advances in Manufacturing (RAM)
Search citations from literature in all areas of manufacturing and research, including environmental and quality management, systems and processes, and applied technologies.


Print Resources

Applied Mechanics Reviews
Browse review articles, book reviews and abstracts in mechanics and related fields. Updated monthly, from 1970 through 2002.
Location: Print Index Area

Computer and Control Abstracts
Access article citations from electrical engineering and computer science literature, including IEEE and IEE publications. Updated monthly, from 1980 through the 2002.
Location: Print Index Area

Cumulative Index of SAE (Society of Automotive Engineers) Technical Papers
Browse citations of papers that discuss advancements in vehicle technology of all forms: land, sea, air and space. Index covers 1906 through 1993.
Location: REF TL 1 .C83

Research Tips

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Patents

Internet Resources

LexisNexis Academic (Rensselaer at Hartford login ID and password required)
Search all US patents from 1971 to the present.
Special Directions: select "Legal Research" from Lexis' main menu; then select "Patents."

US Patent and Trademark Office
Search the full text of patents issued from 1976 to the present. (Patents issued between 1790 and 1976 are searchable by patent number and current US classifications only.) Federal trademark searches available.

European Patent Office
Obtain information on Europe's centralized patent system. Search for patents on esp@cenet as well.

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Reference Sources (includes handbooks, glossaries, formulas and calculators)

Internet Resources

ENGnetBASE (Rensselaer at Hartford login ID and password required)
Search the full text of over sixty engineering handbooks from one of the major publishers, CRC Press.

Knovel (Rensselaer at Hartford login ID and password required)
Knovel is a collection of over 600 major science and engineering reference books merged into a user-friendly Web interface. Knovel has special capabilities that allow users to quickly find and process scientific and engineering data. These capabilities include: full-text searching, interactive "live" spreadsheet-like tables, graphing applets and calculation packages. Users retrieve information in the form of the full text of a book, a data table or interactive graph.

books24x7
Thousands of Electronic Books on Engineering, IT and Management topics.

Encyclopedia of Materials: Science and Technology (Science Direct) (Rensselaer at Hartford login ID and password required)
Covers all aspects of materials science. Contains over 1800 articles by over 1500 internationally recognized experts, 11,000 tables, and 7300 diagrams.

Comprehensive Coordination Chemistry II (Science Direct) (Rensselaer at Hartford login ID and password required)
The second edition of the original classic from 1987, surveying developments since 1980 authoritatively with a greater emphasis on trends in interdisciplinary areas such as biology and materials science. This edition is enhanced by links to PDFs of chapters from the original 1987 publication.

Encyclopedia of Physical Science and Technology (Science Direct) (Rensselaer at Hartford login ID and password required)
Articles on physical science and technology that provide scientific and mathematical background. As released on ScienceDirect in 2004, this work corresponds to the print third edition, which comprises 18 volumes and more than 14,000 pages.

Encyclopedia of Energy (Science Direct) (Rensselaer at Hartford login ID and password required)
Contains 380 overview articles on all forms of energy, energy use and the environment, and a timeline of important energy-related events.

eFunda - Engineering Fundamentals
Find answers to the common types of engineering questions asked by working professionals. Sections include calculators, definitions and formulas.

Machine Design - Basics of Design Engineering
Research the basics of engineering's major technological areas, including materials, electrical and fluid power.

NIST Physical Reference Data
Access all the online databases maintained by the Physics Laboratory of the National Institute of Standards and Technology. Databases include physical constants, atomic data, x-ray data and nuclear physics data.

NIST Reference on Constants, Units, and Uncertainty
Research three topics: fundamental physical constants; the International System of Units (SI), which is the modern metric system; and expressing the uncertainty of measurement results. From the Physics Laboratory of the National Institute of Standards and Technology.

Dictionary of Units
Access a summary of the units of measurement, as well as conversion factors to the International System of Units (SI).

Calculators On-Line Center
Look for the engineering calculators section.

Math Forum Internet Mathematics Library
Browse tutorials on topics like engineering applications, computer science applications, differential equations, Fourier analysis, data structures and fluid dynamics.

Print Resources

Mechanical Engineering

  • Marks Standard Handbook for Mechanical Engineers
    Location: REF TJ 151 .S82 1996
  • CRC Handbook of Thermal Engineering
    Location: REF TJ 260 .C69 2000
    Available online through ENGnetBASE database (Rensselaer at Hartford login ID and password required)
  • International Encyclopedia of Heat and Mass Transfer
    Location: REF TJ 260 .I579 1997
  • Tribology Data Handbook
    Location: REF TJ 1075 .T755 1997
  • Machinery's Handbook
    Location: REF TJ 151 .M3 1992

Electrical Engineering

  • Electrical Engineering Handbook
    Location: REF TK 145 .E354 1997
    Available online through ENGnetBASE database (Rensselaer at Hartford login ID and password required)
  • Electronics Engineers' Handbook
    Location: REF TK 7825 .E34 1997

Industrial Engineering and Manufacturing

  • Handbook of Industrial Engineering
    Location: REF T 56.23 .H36 1992
  • Juran's Quality Handbook
    Location: REF TS 156 .A3618 1999
  • Technology Management Handbook
    Location: REF T 49.5 .T4454 1999
    Available online through ENGnetBASE database (Rensselaer at Hartford login ID and password required)
  • Tool and Manufacturing Engineers Handbook
    Location: REF TS 176 .T63 1983
  • 2000 SAE (Society of Automotive Engineers) Handbook
    Location: REF TL 151 .S62 2000

Material Science

  • Encyclopedia of Materials Science and Engineering
    Location: REF TA 402 .E53 1986
  • Metals Handbook
    Location: REF TA 459 .M433 1998
  • Handbook of Plastic Materials and Technology
    Location: REF TP 1130 .H35 1990

General Engineering

  • Handbook of Statistical Methods for Engineers and Scientists
    Location: REF TA 340 .H34 1990
  • Encyclopedic Dictionary of Mathematics
    Location: REF QA 5 .I8313 1987

Biomedical Engineering

  • Biomedical Engineering Handbook
    Location: REF R 856.15 .B56 2000
    Available online through ENGnetBASE database (Rensselaer at Hartford login ID and password required)

Chemical Engineering

  • Perry's Chemical Engineers' Handbook
    Location: REF TP 151 .P45 1984
  • CRC Handbook of Chemistry and Physics
    Location: REF QD 65 .H3 1998-1999

Environmental Engineering

  • Standard Handbook of Environmental Engineering
    Location: REF TD 145 .S72 1999

Associations and Organizations

IEEE
IEEE serves as an association for electrical and computer engineering.

American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME)
ASME is a society for mechanical engineering.

ASM International
ASM International is a society for materials engineers and scientists.

Society of Manufacturing Engineers (SME)
SME is a professional society for the manufacturing industries.

Institute of Industrial Engineers (IIE)
IIE serves the professional needs of industrial engineers and individuals involved with improving quality and productivity.

Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE)
SAE works to advance the engineering of mobility systems in all forms: land, sea, air and space. Provides technical information and expertise used in designing, building, maintaining, and operating vehicles.

American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM)
ASTM provides a forum for the development and publication of voluntary consensus standards for materials, products, systems and services.

American Institute of Physics (AIP)
AIP focuses on the sciences of physics and astronomy.

National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST)
Federal agency NIST works with industry to develop and apply technology, measurements and standards.

General Engineering Resources

Internet Resources

Edinburgh Engineering Virtual Library (EEVL)
Use this guide to Internet engineering resources. It will soon include coverage of mathematics and computing as well.

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