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Mechanical Engineering: Home

Subject guide for mechanical engineering

Introduction

The Mechanical Engineering subject guide is intended for students and researchers in the discipline.This guide will direct you to the best sources for doing library research in Mechanical Engineering.

Table of Contents:

          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.

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, www.mems.sandia.gov

Subject Librarian for Mechanical Engineering

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