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Mechanical, Electrical and Manufacturing Engineering

Alison Ashmore

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Academic Librarian

W‌hy use this guide?

The aim of this guide is to provide you with information about the Library’s resources and services relevant to Mechanical, Electrical and Manufacturing Engineering.

As an Engineer you will need to use quality and validated information. To help you easily identify some of the niche engineering resources use the tabs above.

Before you start remember to download the VPN from IT Services to gain seamless off-campus access to ebooks, e-journals, databases, e-mail and print credits etc.

If this guide does not provide you with the information that you need then please contact Alison Ashmore, your Academic Librarian.

Other related guides which might be useful:

Patents & Standards

Computer Science (for Systems Engineering)

Sports & Health Sciences (for Sports Technology)

Useful sources to information on electrical, electronic or systems engineering:

  Library Catalogue Plus (a good place to start)

Key resources to find journal articles

Multidisciplinary resources

Tip: Some of the abstract only databases will provide SFX links . When you see the SFX symbol  click on it and then select the   icon to access the full text where available.

E-journals can be viewed on any computer whether you are in the Library or working from home off campus.  Just remember to download the VPN for off campus access. 

Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering resources

Library Catalogue Plus - a good place to start

Key resources to find journal articles & standards

Multidisciplinary resources

Tip: Some of the abstract only databases will provide SFX links  .  When you see the SFX symbol click on it and then select the   icon to access the full text where available. 

E-journals can be viewed on any computer whether you are in the Library or working from home off campus.  Just remember to download the VPN for off campus access.  

Sports Technology resources

Library Catalogue Plus  - is a good place to start

Sport resources

Engineering Resources

Multidisciplinary resources

Market Research Reports

Tip: Some of the abstract only databases will provide SFX links  .  When you see the SFX symbol click on it and then select the   icon to access the full text where available. 

E-journals can be viewed on any computer whether you are in the Library or working from home off campus.  Just remember to download the VPN for off campus access.  

 

Product Design Engineering Resources

Library Catalogue Plus  - is a good place to start to locate journal articles

Design

Engineering resources 

Multidisciplanary Resources 

Tip: Some of the abstract only databases will provide SFX links  .  When you see the SFX symbol click on it and then select the   icon to access the full text where available. 

E-journals can be viewed on any computer whether you are in the Library or working from home off campus.  Just remember to download the VPN for off campus access.  

Referencing & Citation

When you refer to another person’s work in your own essay, report or presentation etc. you will need to reference that work to avoid plagiarising it.  This allows the person reading your work to differentiate between your ideas and those of another person. The Wolfson School primarily use Vancouver and IEEE Referencing Styles.

An advice sheet on citing and referencing using the Harvard style can be found at this link, and the Numeric style from this link.

Reference management software

Reference management software can help you to keep track of all the references you have used in your reports, essays or final project. The library provides guidance on the following software:

There are quick start-up guides on Learn.