Mechanical and Materials Engineering: Conference Proceedings & Standards
How to find Conference Proceedings
Papers presented at conferences are a major source of information in engineering. Unfortunately they can be somewhat difficult to find. If you have a paper from a conference follow this process in order to obtain a copy:
- Determine the sponsor of the conference. If it is one of the associations listed below in this box, follow the link to get to the paper.
- If it is not one of those organizations then you will need to search to see if we (or Summit) own a paper copy of the proceedings of the conference. Determine the name of the conference (not including the number, year, and location of conference).
- Search in the Library Catalog to see if we or any of our partners owns a copy of the conference proceedings.
- If it is unavailable through our Library or our partners then you will need to do an interlibrary loan request to get a copy of the paper.
Indexes to Conference Proceedings:
Standards can be difficult to find. The Library only has two sets of (relatively) current standards:
- American Society for Testing of Materials (ASTM): 2008 Annual Book of ASTM Standards (5th floor, TA401 .A653 2008)
- Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE): IEEE Xplore
In addition, the Library also has standards from 1983 from three other organizations:
- American National Standards Institute (ANSI) - Reference TA368 .A515
- American Society for Quality Control (ASQC) - Reference TA368 .A54
- American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) - Reference TA368 .A555
If you need other standards your options are:
- Do an interlibrary loan request. We have about a 50% success rate getting standards.
- Purchase a copy of the standard from the issuing organization at their Web site.