Finding Background Information: Engineering

When you are doing research on a topic, you will often need a quick definition of a term, a specific fact, or condensed, detailed information about particular topics. Listed below are some representative engineering reference titles.

Finding definitions (dictionaries)

Dictionary of Computer Science, Engineering, and Technology
REF: QA76.15.D5258 2001

McGraw-Hill Encyclopedia of Science and Technology (9th ed., 20 vol.)
REF: Q121.M3 2002

Van Nostrand’s Scientific Encyclopedia
REF: Q121.V3 1995

Finding biographical information

American Men and Women of Science (20th ed., 1998-1999)REF: Q141.A47

Famous Names in Engineering
REF: TA139.C37 1981

McGraw-Hill Modern Scientists and Engineers
REF: Q141.M15

Memorial tributes. National Academy of Engineering. Volume 5
E-Book

Memorial tributes. National Academy of Engineering. Volume 7
E-Book

Memorial tributes. National Academy of Engineering. Volume 10
E-Book

Finding quick facts (handbooks, directories, catalogues)

Bulk-Online
Over 1,500 equipment manufacturers, research institutions, and consulting and engineering companies.
http://www.bulk-online.com

Civil Engineer’s Illustrated Sourcebook
E-Book

Electronic Engineers Master Catalogue: EEM
This Catalogue covers electronic components.
http://www.eem.com/

Engineering Handbook
REF: TA151.E424 2004

Handbook of Mechanical Engineering Calculations (2nd ed.)
E-Book

Machinery’s Handbook: A Reference Book for the Mechanical Engineer
REF: TJ151.M3 2004

McGraw-Hill’s Engineering Companion
E-Book and TA145.M294 2003

Manufacturing.Net
A searchable database of manufacturers and service companies.
http://www.manufacturing.net/

The Requirements Engineering Handbook
E-Book

Standard Handbook of Engineering Calculations (4th ed.)
TA332.S73 2005

Standard Handbook for Civil Engineers (5th ed.)
TA151.S8 2004

 

Created by: Norine Hanus, B.Ed., B.L.S.
Date Created: September 2005
Date Modified: June 2007