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Links to databases for mechatronics, and interdisciplinary field that combines mechanical, computer, electrical, and systems engineering. Also helpful for robotics, control systems, intelligent control, and related topics.


Welcome to the Mechatronics Subject Guide. I've designed this guide to help with various courses in your program.

Click on the buttons on the left to see the library's resources for specific needs.

Below to are some basic research tips

If you need more help, contact:

The Harrisburg Engineering Librarian, Andrea Pritt,

Mechatronics Search Tips

In Compendex and other databases, start with the "thesaurus" under the "search" link to explore recommended wording for your search. Along with "mechatronics," Compendex's thesaurus recommends broader, related, and narrower keywords such as:

  • Computer control systems
  • Electronics engineering
  • Industrial robots
  • Intelligent control
  • Intelligent mechatronics
  • Mechanical engineering
  • Robots
  • ... and other phrases.

Open Educational Resources for Engineers

The American Society for Engineering Education's (ASEE) Engineering Libraries Division (ELD) recently created a wonderful guide for Open Educational Resources (OER) for a wide variety of engineering disciplines. If you are looking for additional resources, free of cost and openly available, please review ASEE's ELD resource page at this link.