The information on this page is designed to assist with student research projects and in identifying helpful resources. Maag Library provides access to Engineering books, journals and data through print and online resources. The specific resources listed below are a portion of what is available through the library. For individualized assistance, contact the Science and Engineering Librarian; for general assistance, Ask a Librarian!
- MaagNet (Maag Library’s Online Catalog)
- Look here for books, government documents, e-books (electronic books) and other materials owned by Maag Library. Search by subject, keyword, author, or title. To locate appropriate subject headings, consult the Library of Congress Subject Headings, a multi-volume set of large red books shelved behind the Reference Desk in the Reference Room.
- Once an item has been selected, copy or print the publication information (author, title, publisher, date) found on the title page of the book or from the catalog record so the item can be properly cited later. For assistance in creating Works Cited or Bibliographic References pages see Citing Resources.
- Finally, note the item’s Call Number, Location, and the Building Guide to find the exact location.
- OhioLINK Central Catalog (combined catalog of OhioLINK member libraries)
- Look here for books not available at Maag Library but owned by other Ohio colleges and universities.
- An item may be requested from other OhioLINK institutions if its status indicates it is Available. Typically books requested through the OhioLink Central Catalog take 3-5 business days (Monday through Friday) to arrive. To see the status of a request, check your circulation record. Once an item’s status shows as OhioLINK Rec’d, the item has arrived at Maag Library and is available at the Circulation Desk. See About the OhioLINK Central Catalog
In addition to print monographs, some full-text, scholarly, scientific monographs may be found through the Electronic Book Center (EBC). Use any of the following keyword search terms “Automotive and Aerospace Engineering,” “Biomedical Engineering,” “Chemical Engineering,” “Civil Engineering,” “Electrical Engineering,” “Industrial and Production Engineering,” “Mechanical Engineering,” “Materials Science,” “Mechanics,” or “Engineering Design.”
Finding Dissertations and Theses
- Dissertation Abstracts
Provides citations and abstracts to theses and dissertations to colleges and universities in North America and Europe. (While some dissertations may be available through Interlibrary Loan, this is not always the case. Not all holding libraries loan dissertations and theses through ILL. In some instances there may be a fee.)
- Electronic Theses and Dissertations Center (ETD)
Online theses and dissertations from Ohio graduate students from participating Ohio colleges and universities.
Engineering articles are available in print and electronic sources. The information below will help decide where to begin searching for articles.
Articles in Print
Engineering Reference Aids for Finding Articles
Review the following Engineering reference aids for assistance in finding articles:
These primary Engineering and Science specific on-line databases provide links to search for articles:
- Association of Computing Machinery (ACM) Digital Library (Not Available Off Campus)
- Computers and Applied Sciences Complete
Index, abstracts and full text of articles in many engineering disciplines, computer theory, and new technologies.
- Electronic Journal Center (EJC)
Full-text journals from OhioLINK electronic journal subscriptions. Currently includes over 6000 scholarly journals in a variety of disciplines. To best benefit from this database, choose the Chemistry and Chemical Engineering or Engineering categories or under the Engineering category search any of the following sub-sets: General and Civil Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Materials Science, or Mechanical Engineering. Also check the Earth Sciences categories to find the sub-section Environmental Science and Engineering.
- EI Engineering Village
Search Compendex and Historical Compendex through this new site and interface. Compendex is a comprehensive interdisciplinary engineering database, the electronic equivalent of the print Engineering Index
- Science Citation Index Expanded or ISI Web of Science
Current information as well as back files to 1900 are found in full text on the Web of Science. With this database the researcher can look for specific articles by subject, author, journal, and/or author address. Additionally, it is possible to search for articles that cite a known author or work.
SciVerse Scopus contains comprehensive indexing for the scientific, technical, and medical sciences.
These databases provide a starting point for research. To see other available databases, visit the Research Databases page.
For additional assistance in finding journals available through Maag Library, use the Maag Journal Finder. Search for a specific journal by title or ISSN or browse various sub-sets of the Technology category.
Please remember that anyone can publish a web site, so evaluate what is found (such as the organization creating/owning/hosting the site and the site authors). Here are a few information sites with which to get started:
- American National Standards Institute (ANSI)
- American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME)
- American Society of Metals International (ASM) [formerly American Society of Metals]
The metallurgical society provides resource information and networking for materials engineers, scientists, researchers, teachers, and students.
- American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM)
- Internet Public Library Resources for Engineering
- Materials Research Society (MRS)
- National Academy of Engineering (NAE)
- NASA Technical Reports Server
This resource provides access to NASA’s current and historical technical literature since its first releases in 1994, including approximately 500K aerospace related citations, 90K full-text online documents, and 111K images and videos. Among the information types are conference papers, images, journal articles, photos, meeting papers, movies, patents, research reports, and technical videos.
- National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST): Materials Science and Engineering Laboratory
Provides links to product and materials research and reports.
- National Technical Information Service (NTIS)
A division of the U.S. Department of Commerce containing all reports required of researchers under government contract.
- Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE) International
- Society of Manufacturing Engineers (SME)
- Vibration Institute
Especially helpful are this not-for-profit’s “Useful Links.”
- Writing Guidelines for Engineering and Science Students
Useful compilation of several web sites including Penn State, Georgia Tech, University of Illinois, University of Texas, and Virginia Tech.