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Mechanical Engineering

The Mechanical Engineering guide provides links to information on all topics related to mechanical engineering in relevant databases, journals, technical reports, websites, and professional societies.

Some Suggested Terms to Search the CAT

Diesel engines
Fluid dynamics
Microelectromechanical devices
Mechanical engineering
Power and power transmission
Renewable energy sources
Strains and stresses

Browse the Shelves Using These Call Numbers

Understanding Call Numbers Guide

QC 120-168 Descriptive Mechanics

QC 310-319 Thermodynamics

TA 350 Mechanics

TA 355-356 Vibration

TJ 210-211.49 Robots

TJ 255-265 Heat engineering

TJ 265 Thermodynamics

TJ 782-793 Internal combustion engines

TJ 809-812 Solar energy

At University Park, most materials in engineering may be located in the Engineering Library,325 Hammond (some Q call numbers and T call numbers), the Earth and Mineral Sciences Library,105 Deike (some T call numbers), the Physical and Mathematical Sciences Library, 201 Davey Lab (Q call numbers), on the 3rd floor of Paterno Library (some T call numbers), or on the 4th floor of Paterno Library (some R call numbers).

Finding Books in the CAT

  • Use the Keyword function and combine terms to search on a topic then use the subject headings from relevant books for additional search terms.
  • Write down the call number and location for any book you want. If the item is not at your campus use the "I Want It" button to request it. 
  • For electronic books, click the link under the words "online content" to access the full text

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