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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.

British Standards

A standard is an agreed way of doing something e.g.making a product, managing a process or delivering a service. Our subscription covers BS standards and BS EN ISO standards.

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Books Catalogue

The shelf marks tell you where you can browse for books on popular topics in the Library (the level is for the Library in Loughborough). Click on ‘Catalogue’ to search for specific books and check their availability.

Subject / title Pilkington level Shelfmark
Fluid mechanics 1 532
Heat transfer 1 536.2
Thermodynamics 1 536.7
CAD 1 620.004
Engineering materials 1 620.11
Ceramic and allied technologies 1 666
Technology of other organic products 1 668
Metallurgy 1 669

Videos View more

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 improve my writing style?

If you would like help with your writing style, the Academic Language Support Service offer workshops which might take place within your modules or which you can sign up to attend separately.  You can also visit Learn module LUA014: Academic Writing Support for some useful tips and guidance.

How do I reference correctly? (Materials students)

The recommended style is usually ISO 690 Numeric (also known as British Standard Numeric. A guide is available here Referencing using BS Numeric advice sheet  However it is essential that you always check the correct style for a piece of work with your department or module tutor.