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Mechanical engineering

Useful resources for mechanical engineering


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ASME digital collection Full text journals, conference proceedings and ebooks published by the American Society of Mechanical Engineers.
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Scholarly journals


Trade journals

Mechanical Engineering: the magazine of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (EBSCOhost)
Machine Design (ProQuest)
Automotive Engineer (ProQuest)



ASTM Dictionary of Engineering Science and Technology, 10th edn (2005) – Knovel 
A Dictionary of Mechanical Engineering (2013) – Oxford referenc
Concise Dictionary of Engineering (2014) –Springer Link


Specific topics

  • Introduction to Materials Science for Engineers by James Shackelford (2016, 8th edition, global SI edition). Call No 620.11/SHA
  • Guide to research projects for engineering students: planning, writing and presenting by Eng-choon Leong (2016). Call No 620.0072/LEO
  • Fundamentals of machine elements, SI version, 3rd edn (2014) Ebook-Proquest central. Call No 621.815/SCH



Professional associations

Engineers Australia

SAE Australasia

ASTM International (American Society for Testing and Materials)

ASME (American Society of Mechanical Engineers)

The Institution of Mechanical Engineers (UK)