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Subject guide for mechanical engineering
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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)


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Sandia Labs MEMS device compared to a dust mite

A dust mite, sitting on a MEMS (microelectromechanical system) device.

Courtesy of Sandia National Laboratories, SUMMiTTM Technologies,



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.


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