What is Mechanical Engineering?
"The branch of engineering concerned with the design, construction, operation, and maintenance of machines and mechanical implements." - Oxford English Dictionary
"An engineering discipline that involves the application of principles of physics and chemistry for analysis, design, manufacturing, and maintenance of various systems." - Wikipedia (as of 08/04/2009)
Mechanical Engineering News from GlobalSpec
A dust mite, sitting on a MEMS (microelectromechanical system) device.
Courtesy of Sandia National Laboratories, SUMMiTTM Technologies, www.mems.sandia.gov
This guide will direct you to the best sources for doing library research in Mechanical Engineering.
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Tools to find books in the UCSB Library, other UC libraries, and libraries around the world.
Tools to find journal articles and other documents (e.g. conference papers, dissertations, etc.)
- Web Sites - Useful websites for students and researchers.
- Specialized Guides- Guides for specific branches of the subject.