Mechanical and Materials Engineering: Conference Proceedings
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:
- 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 Summit partners owns a copy of the conference proceedings.
- If it is unavailable through our Library or our Summit partners then you will need to do an interlibrary loan request to get a copy of the paper.
Organizations Whose Proceedings We Subscribe To:
- American Society of Civil Engineers: paper proceedings
- American Society of Mechanical Engineers: paper proceedings
- ACM Digital LibraryIncludes citations and full text articles from the Association for Computer Machinery (ACM) journals, newsletters, and conference proceedings. content from 1951-2000 is readily available to everyone regardless of PSU affiliation.
- IEEE XploreIndexes full text IEEE and IET journals, conference proceedings, and standards.
- SPIE Digital LibraryMaintains full text proceedings, journals, and books published by SPIE on optics and photonics from 1990 to present.
Indexes to Conference Proceedings:
- InspecConference proceedings in engineering and applied sciences from 1884 to the present
- Compendex (Historical)Historical access to citations and abstracts for engineering and the applied sciences from 1884-1969.
Citation Management Tools
With these tools you can collect book and article citations from the library catalog and databases. Then using a plugin for MS Word, you can insert those citations into your paper in the appropriate format.
See the library guide, Manage Citations with Zotero, Mendeley, and EndNote, on how to use these tools. The Library provides workshops and support for Zotero.
ZoteroZotero is a free, open source citation management tool that comes as a Firefox extension or a standalone program for other browsers. It offers plugins for MS Word and Open Office so you can insert citations as you write your paper.