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Mechanical Engineering: Find Web Sites

This guide will get you started with links to books, articles, websites and more about mechanical engineering

Why use Web Resources?

Websites provide up-to-the minute news and information about current events, trends, and controversial topics.  They may also contain government publications such as reports, statistics, legislation and service information; interviews, newspaper articles; research reports; conference/workshop/symposium papers; maps and other types of resources.  

Finding Good Web Resources

Use these good search habits to find high quality, authoritative sources on the internet:

1)  Limit your Google Search by domain -- add site:. before a domain, such as .gov or .edu. 

2) Use Google Scholar, instead of the regular Google search box to find for scholarly articles

3) Let the Google Scholar citation help you find related articles, create a citation or get the full text from the library

Professional Organizations

There are industry trade group ready to offer training, networking opportunities and other specialized resources that can help you stay current in your field and manage your career. Check out these engineering organizations, listed alphabetically:

Google Scholar

Google Scholar Search

ASME YouTube Channel

Evaluating Websites Tutorial

Source: Evaluating Websites, video tutorial, by Emily Bongiovanni and Brianna Buljung, Colorado School of Mines Arthur Lakes Library under a CC-BY-NC license