Maag Library provides access to Mechanical 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!
Use these encyclopedias, dictionaries and almanacs for background information about Mechanical Engineering or for definitions and general information.
- Dictionary of engineering acronyms and abbreviations Ref T11 .K43 1994
Part A identifies acronyms and abbreviations used in science and engineering. Part B identifies periodical title abbreviations.
- Encyclopedia of energy Ref TJ163.2 .E394 2004
A six volume set, that provides information about all aspects of energy, with articles written by international contributors.
- Encyclopedic dictionary of gears and gearing Ref TJ184 .S76 1995
Includes definitions for materials (copolymer), tools (chuck), and processes (martempering). Computer applications in machine tooling are defined. In addition to gearing terms, acronyms, association names, and personal names are identified. Six appendixes cover the nomenclature for grinding, gaging, hob, gear shaving cutter, milling-cutter, and broaching.
- Engineering formulas Ready Ref TA151 .G4713 1997 (Ask at the Reference Desk)
Pocket guide to mathematical and technical formulas.
- The engineering handbook Ref TA151 .E424 1996
A reference source for all fields of engineering. In addition to data and formulas, it defines theories and concepts and their application to the field of engineering.
- Mark’s standard handbook for mechanical engineers Ref TJ151 .S82 1996A
Compendium of practical information, data, principles, standards and practices.
- Mechanical engineer’s reference book Ref TJ151 .M397 1994
Intended to assist in identifying the basic principles of a topic with references to additional sources.
- The Wiley engineer’s desk reference : a concise guide for the professional engineer Ref TA151 .H424 1998
Includes mathematics, mechanics, fluid mechanics, thermodynamics and heat transfer, energy sources and the design process.
Books can be found through MaagNet, the Maag Library online catalog, or through the OhioLINK Catalog, which locates items available at other OhioLINK institutions. These OhioLINK items can be requested and delivered to Maag Library for pickup.
Not certain about a topic? Finding materials by using Library of Congress Subject Headings could get you started; here are some topic suggestions:
- Mechanical Engineering
- Mechanical Movements
- Mechanics, Applied
Browsing for Books
Mechanical Engineering resources are located throughout the library; items in the Reference Room, Serials (journals) or in the circulating collection are all arranged according to the Library of Congress Classification System. Once a useful book or journal is located in one of these areas, use that same call number to locate information on the same or similar topics in other areas of the library. See Call Numbers, Location, and Building Guide for assistance. Some of the call numbers where Mechanical Engineering information can be found includes:
- TA 349-359 –Mechanics of Engineering, Applied Mechanics
- TJ 1-1570 –Mechanical Engineering and Machinery
- TL 1-480 –Motor Vehicles-Automotive Engineering
- TL 500-4050 –Aerodynamics
In addition to print monographs, some full-text, scholarly, scientific monographs may be found through the Electronic Book Center (EBC) and the keyword search terms “Mechanical Engineering.”
Finding Dissertations and Theses
The following databases may be used to search for related dissertations and theses published within the state, across the country, and world-wide. As with most research databases access to these two databases is available to current YSU faculty, students and staff from off campus via off-campus OhioLink access.
- 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.
Mechanical Engineering articles are available in print and electronic sources. The information below will help decide where to begin searching for articles.
Articles in Print
- 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, use the Engineering Category and select either the Materials Science or Mechanical Engineering sub-categories.
- 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
Supplies full text articles from the very first volume to the last 3-5 years for approximately 240 titles in arts and
sciences. Use the Advanced Search to select the subcategory, “History of science and technology.”
- Science Citation Index Expanded or ISI Web of Science
Current information as well as backfiles to 1900. ISI Citation Databases include bibliographic information gathered from thousands of scholarly journals in the sciences as well as science organization proceedings.
SciVerse Scopus contains comprehensive indexing for the scientific, technical, and medical sciences.
These databases provide a starting point for research; for other databases, visit the Research Databases page.
For additional assistance in finding journals available through Maag Library, use the Maag Journal Finder. You can search for a specific journal by title or ISSN or browse the Mechanical Engineering and Machinery sub-category under the Technology category.
The links below provide access to Mechanical Engineering resources on the Internet.
- ASM International (formerly American Society of Metals) (ASMI)
The metallurgical society provides resource information and networking for materials engineers, scientists, researchers, teachers, and students.
- American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME)
- American National Standards Institute (ANSI)
- American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM)
- Internet Public Library Resources for Engineering
Although this resource has sub-headings in other engineering areas, many of the resource links are useful to mechanical engineering.
- Materials Research Society (MRS)
- 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
- U. S. Patent and Trademark Office
- Vibration Institute
Especially helpful are this not-for-profit’s “Useful Links.”
- YSU Department of Mechanical Engineering