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Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering: Getting Started

Library and Internet resources for aerospace, automotive and mechanical engineering topics.

Index to This Guide

Ask a Librarian Service
ASU Publications

Business Information 

Citation Management
Citing Your Sources
Current Awareness Searching

Designing a Poster
Device Pairing
Dissertations & Theses
Document Delivery Services

Find a Citation
Find a Known Item

Government & Agency Publications
Gray Literature

Handbooks & Manuals
How many ...

Industry Information
Industry Standards 
Intellectual Property
Interlibrary Loan Services

Journal Articles

Keeping Current

Literature Review

Material Properties

New Items in the Libraries
Newspaper Articles

Poster Design
Properties of Materials

Quick Facts

Recent ASU Publications
Research a Topic
RSS Feeds

Saved Searches
Standards & Codes

Technical Reports
Topic Searching

Writing Assistance

How to use this guide:

This guide provides mechanical and aerospace engineering majors, graduate students and faculty with links to the best library and internet resources.  Also includes recommendations for doing a rigorous literature review, how to stay current in your area, and using citation management software.  


The TABS on this guide:

Resources tells you what resources to use to find the information you need.  Organized by the type of literature used by engineers; on each sub-page, we'll link you to the best library and internet resources for that document type; many of these resources have instructions or tutorials for effective searching.    

Information Research Skills contains step-by-step instructions for "how to" find an item from its citation, find material properties, search the literature and keeping current.    

Communication Tools has information about citation management, where to find writing assistance for your assignments, and poster design tips.  

Library Services tells about our the Ask a Librarian, Interlibrary Loan, and Document Delivery services plus how to stay up-to-date on new material being added to the ASU Libraries. 

Your Librarian

Linda Shackle
Library Liaison to Fulton Engineering
SBHSE (biomedical)
SSEBE (civil, construction, environmental)
SEMTE (aerospace, chemical, materials, mechanical, solar)
Noble Library, Room 162
Office Hours: M-F 9:00-5:00
(appointment recommended)

Best Bets

for finding mechanical and aerospace engineering info ...

Library One Search 
An interdisciplinary database for finding books, journal articles, films and more at the ASU Libraries. 

EI Compendex
An index to journal articles and conference papers for all areas of engineeing.

A full text database of handbooks, encyclopedias and manuals for most areas of engineering.  Great place to find quick facts, formulas and properties of materials. 

Aerospace Database
An index to journal articles and reports from NASA and other US Government Agencies, international institutions, and private firms for the areas of aeronautics, astronautics, and space sciences. 

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