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In This Guide
This guide will help you begin your research in Mechanical and Materials Engineering through the libraries' collections and beyond.
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Find Articles - search for articles online and in print. Recommends the best resources for finding Mechanical and Materials Engineering articles.
Reports & Dissertations - find technical reports, government reports, books, dissertations and theses.
Conference Proceedings - find conference proceedings and options for getting the materials and information on citation formats, citation management tools and more
Standards - find sources for technical information and specifications
Organizations & Web Sources - find professional organizations, scholarly societies and other quality web resources.
Core Online Library Resources
These are likely to be the best online sources in which to start your research.
Maintains citations and abstracts for engineering and the applied sciences up through 1968.
Google Scholar searches the academic, scholarly Web for peer-reviewed papers, theses, books, abstracts and articles. Searching Google Scholar from the Portland State University Library will identify full text articles available from PSU Library resources as well as open access articles from other universities and colleges.
Indexes full text IEEE and IET journals, conference proceedings, and standards.
Indexes records of international scientific and technical articles in the fields of computer science, electrical engineering, and physics.
Web of Science
Maintains citation searching for high impact research journals in the arts and humanities, social sciences, and sciences and includes emerging sources citation indexing from 2005.
This is the primary index to literature to mathematics and statistics. It is an excellent source of articles on fluid mechanics.
Includes full text of articles published in Elsevier journals covering agriculture, humanities, genetics, biology, business, accounting, chemistry, engineering, computer sciences, earth and planetary sciences, economics, materials science, medicine, neuroscience, physics, psychology, and other social sciences. Also includes access to selected 2006 imprints of Elsevier ebooks.
ScienceDaily: Materials Science News
ASME requires authors submit articles using LaTeX and use CIDs (Citation Identifiers) for references. The journal then formats the references and bibliography for the article.
Commercially published journals will use different styles, so check the journal’s home page for the style they use.
IEEE Citation Style
This is IEEE’s document which lays out their citation style. This is very similar to the style ASME uses in their documents.
Materials Science Common Citation Style
This is the citation style for the journal Microscopy and Microanalysis. This is a common style for materials science and engineering.