Mechanical and Materials Engineering: Conference Proceedings & Standards

Resources for mechanical engineering and materials science

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:

  1. 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.
  2. 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).
  3. Search in the Library Catalog to see if we or any of our partners owns a copy of the conference proceedings.
  4. 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.
Organizations Whose Proceedings We Subscribe To:

Indexes to Conference Proceedings:

About Standards

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:

  1. Do an interlibrary loan request. We have about a 50% success rate getting standards.
  2. Purchase a copy of the standard from the issuing organization at their Web site.