Mechanical and manufacturing engineering
Providing access to quality Mechanical and manufacturing engineering resources and subject support.
References and citations Working off-campus Using the library
Databases View more
Here are the key databases/online resources to start finding information in your subject area. Click on 'View more' to go to the full listing for the Library, and use the filters to find more for this subject and others.
Books E-books Catalogue
You can access books and e-books via the Catalogue (also known as Library Catalogue Plus) to search for and check their availability. The Catalogue also provides links to e-books and displays the shelf marks of physical books in the Library. We have detailed the shelf marks of the most popular topics below (the level is for the Library in Loughborough).
|Subject / title||Pilkington level||Shelfmark|
|Mechanics of Solids||1||531.2|
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Use the videos to learn more about some resources or finding information.
Frequently asked questions View more
Here are some of the most popular questions asked by students in this subject. If you have a different question, check 'View more' or ask your Academic Librarian.
How can I access an article in a database?
Some databases provide the full-text of the article in the database in either HTML or PDF format. Others just give you the basic details but you have to access the full-text via a link that might say 'SFX' or 'Full-text'.
If you are on-campus or have the VPN activated on your device when you are off-campus, you should click on the link and it will take you to the full-text if the Library subscribes to the journal.
If it doesn't do this, then search Library Catalogue Plus to see if we subscribe to the journal you need (including the correct year). If you get stuck, contact the Library (email@example.com).
How can I find a British Standard?
The Library subscribes to British Standards Online. This is the best place to start your search. Don't forget to use the VPN and Multi-Factor Authentication if you are accessing it from off-campus. You can also access standards from ASTM and some other specialist resources like IEEE.
How do I access an eBook?
From Library Catalogue Plus look at the options at the side of the page and click on ‘eBook’ in the ‘Format’ section to limit the results to eBooks. Click on ‘Get full text’ to open the eBook.
How do I access resources off-campus?
You need to search via the VPN and multi-factor authentication (MFA) when you are off campus, this link will show you how to download this onto your device.
How do I reference engineering resources?
You need to find out which referencing style your lecturer/supervisor is expecting you to use. In MEME there are two main reference styles used : IEEE and Vancouver. See the quick guides on Learn WSLS01 for more information or ‘Cite them right’ for Harvard referencing.
Why can't I access the article I have found on Google or another search engine?
You can only access a journal article if the Library subscribes to it. If we do and you are on-campus, or have the VPN activated on your device if you are off-campus, you should be able to get straight to it.
If you still can't access it, then search Library Catalogue Plus to see if we subscribe to the journal you need (including the correct year) . If we do, but you still can't access it, contact the Library (firstname.lastname@example.org).