Mechanical Engineering

Print Books (updated as of June 2017)

Print Journals

ASHRAE's HVAC & R Research
Journal of Energy Resources Technology
Journal of Manufacturing Engineering
Journal of Manufacturing Science and Engineering
Journal of Mechanical Design
Journal of Solar Energy Engineering
Transaction of Mechatronics
Mechanical Engineering

Finding Articles and Research Papers

Japan Society of Mechanical Engineers
ASME Digital Library - eJournals

Applied Mechanics Reviews
ASCE-ASME Journal of Risk and Uncertainty in Engineering Systems, Part B: Mechanical Engineering
Journal of Applied Mechanics
Journal of Biomechanical Engineering
Journal of Computational and Nonlinear Dynamics
Journal of Computing and Information Science in Engineering
Journal of Dynamic Systems, Measurement, and Control
Journal of Electronic Packaging
Journal of Energy Resources Technology
Journal of Engineering for Gas Turbines and Power
Journal of Engineering Materials and Technology
Journal of Fluids Engineering
Journal of Fuel Cell Science and Technology
Journal of Heat Transfer
Journal of Manufacturing Science and Engineering
Journal of Mechanical Design
Journal of Mechanisms and Robotics
Journal of Medical Devices
Journal of Micro and Nano-Manufacturing
Journal of Nanotechnology in Engineering and Medicine
Journal of Nuclear Engineering and Radiation Science
Journal of Offshore Mechanics and Arctic Engineering
Journal of Pressure Vessel Technology
Journal of Solar Energy Engineering
Journal of Thermal Science and Engineering Applications
Journal of Tribology
Journal of Turbomachinery
Journal of Verification, Validation and Uncertainty Quantification
Journal of Vibration and Acoustics

ScienceDirect

Archives of Civil and Mechanical Engineering
Experimental Thermal and Fluid Science
Fuel
Fuel and Energy Abstracts
Fuel Processing Technology
International Communications in Heat and Mass Transfer
International Journal of Heat and Mass Transfer
International Journal of Mechanical Sciences
International Journal of Thermal Sciences
Journal of Sound and Vibration
Mechanical Systems and Signal Processing
Mechanism and Machine Theory
Nuclear Engineering and Design
Robotics and Autonomous Systems

IEEE Xplore

IET Intelligent Transportation Systems
IEEE Transactions on Intelligent Transportation Systems
IEEE Transactions on Power Electronics
IEEE Transactions on Signal Processing
IEEE Transactions on Vehicular Technology

Books, Handbooks, Theses

Use these links to books, theses and other related publications to get started.  Search  TLC, the Mapua Libraries catalog, for a full list of books owned by the Mapua Libraries. 

Marks' Standard Handbook for Mechanical Engineers (A classic reference for mechanical engineering. Covers more than 100 essential mechanical engineering topics)
Corrosion Handbook (Corrosion data and the chemical resistance of all technically important metallic, non-metallic, inorganic and organic materials in contact with aggressive media)
Encyclopedia of Applied Physics (Comprehensive coverage of physics and related topics, such as optics, laser physics, solid state and semiconductor physics, atom and nuclear physics, and biophysics)
Machinery's Handbook
ASM Materials Information (Includes the ASM Handbooks, Alloy Finder, and other ASM products)

Multimedia

CDs
DVDs
VCDs
Interactive Multimedia and Others
eBooks

Databases

Proquest Dissertations (Indexes theses from many places; full text 1997+)
IEEE Xplore (Full text of IEEE journal and conference proceedings articles, and more)
ASME Digital Library (ASME journals)
Scopus (World's largest abstract and citation database of peer-reviewed literature)
ScienceDirect

E-Books

IET Digital Library
     Electronics Engineering
Gale Virtual Reference Library
McGraw-Hill Access Engineering
     Computer & Electronics Engineering

Open Access

HathiTrust Digital Library
NCBI Bookshelf
National Academies Press (Reports issued by National Academies)
     Computers & Information Technology
     Engineering & Technology
Bookboon
     Electrical & Electronic Engineering
     Engineering for Professionals
Openculture
OpenStax CNX
     Mathematics & Statistics
     Science & Technology
Electronics and Telecommunications Research Institute Journal
The Internet Protocol Journal
IEEE Open Access Publications
Elsevier Open Access
BENTHAM Open
OMICS Open Access
Open Access Journals Search Engine
Oxford Open
Philippine Journals Online
RIT Libraries Open Access Journals
SADHANA Academy Proceedings in Engineering Sciences
Scientific Journals International
Science Links Japan
SpringerOpen
     SpringerOpenBooks
Taylor and Francis Online Open Access
Directory of Open Access Journals
Hindawi Publishing
MDPI
InTech
     Electrical and Electronic Engineering

Need a technical report?

Online Technical Reports at Mapua

How to find technical reports
Technical reports can be tricky. Follow these steps to try to track down a technical report.

  1. Check the "Online and full text technical reports" list (see below) to see if a PDF is online or find more information.
  2. Search TLC for the title or authors of the report to see if it's in the Mapua Libraries collections.
  3. Library staff will let you know if we have the report in print, microfiche, microfilm or other formats. It will be delivered to campus.
  4. If the report is not found in the Mapua libraries, staff will forward the request to librarians in the Sister Libraries. The librarians will investigate further and notify you with more information or further instructions.

Online and full text technical reports
Links below are for technical report citations and some online PDFs.

Resources for locating technical reports
These sources from a University of Nebraska project also might help locate older reports:

Keeping up with research

Intro: What is RSS

RSS, email, & table of contents alerts
Find new journal articles about your research topic!
There are a number of services via email and RSS for accessing tables of contents of new journal issues and research alerts (results of literature searches you construct run periodically).
This site will provide links to these services, as well as an explanation of what RSS is and how it works.

What are RSS and email alerts?
Why should I use RSS feeds and email alerts?
RSS feeds and email alerts can help you find out about new literature in your field, such as:

  • table of contents from new issues of your favorite journal
  • new articles on your specific research topic
  • new books in your field in the Mapua Libraries
  • new patents in specific technology areas of interest to you
  • news in science, technology, business, health, etc. from Google, New York Times, BBC, etc.

RSS feeds publish frequently updated web content in a standardized XML format which can be subscribed to using a variety of programs called feed readers or aggregators.
A comparison of RSS feeds and email alerts is below.

RSS feeds vs. email alerts

Aspect

RSS Feeds

Email Alerts

Need to log-in or register with content provider?

Subscribing to feeds is (usually) anonymous.

You must set up an account for each, so there are multiple logins to deal with and some lack of privacy.

Is it segregated or integrated with your other content?

Segregates your news so it doesn't get buried as you deal with more urgent emails.

Integrates your news with your email so there is only one interface to check.

 

How easy is it to manage?

Items are automatically deleted or marked as read; much easier to manage if you fall behind in your reading. You can choose to save items for later.

Every news item that comes in has to be manually deleted, filed, or filtered in some way.

What's the interface like?

Different readers allow different layouts and usually have customizable preferences.

Similar to RSS feeds.

How available is it?

Common for table of contents alerts, but only some databases have RSS feeds for saved searches.

Common.

Choose an RSS Reader
How do I get an RSS reader/aggregator?
Many web-based RSS readers/aggregators are available (free or paid) as well as client-based software and mobile apps (freeware and commercial). Many readers will sync your feeds and favorites across computers and mobile devices.
Popular readers:

Put RSS feeds right into your browser

  • Firefox: live bookmarks are part of your regular bookmarks
  • Internet Explorer: feeds are incorporated into your favorites

Find RSS feeds

  • Look for an orange button on a web site that looks something like this: feeds
  • In Firefox, when a feed is available a button should appear next to the URL in the location bar.
  • Search Google - ex: search "nature RSS"
  • Many readers offer a feature to help you discover feeds relevant to your interests.

Get feeds via email
There are numerous services available that will convert RSS feeds to email, here are a few to get you started:

Be sure to check the terms of service and privacy policies of any web service!

Get email via feeds
It's a little trickier to get email as RSS feeds. Try searching Google for "convert email to rss" to browse some options.

Mapua Libraries RSS feeds

New books by subject
including maps, music CDs, DVDs, & more

News blog feeds

All news & events: classes, author readings, new resources, & more - RSS

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  • Grants & gifts - RSS
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  • Videos - RSS
  • Subject & topic areas:
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    • Digital Libraries Research - RSS
    • DTheses - RSS
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    • Science - RSS
    • Social Science Data Services - RSS
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Other Mapua Libraries feeds

  • @Mapua_Library on Twitter - RSS
  • Videos on library topics in Mapua’ s Library TV - RSS or subscribe in iTunes
  • Podcasts on Scholarly Publishing - RSS
  • Program on Information Science - RSS

Mapua RSS feeds
Other Mapua RSS feeds include:

  • IS&T news - RSS
  • Mapua news by research area
  • Blackboard Course Management System feeds from course pages
  • Technology Review

Academic feeds and alerts

Follow alerts for journal table of contents
Publishers will often have a page listing RSS feeds or email alerts for all of their journals:

Get updates for new articles and papers you’re interested in
Search these databases to find literature on your topic in journals, conferences, etc. You can save the search as an RSS feed or an email alert and have any new items that match your search appear in your reader. Steps for subscribing to alerts vary in different databases. To subscribe, look for links or buttons labeled "Search History/Alerts" or "Create an Alert," or find the RSS icon. Some websites don't display these links until you've already run a search. Ask us if you have questions.
EBSCO - info about EBSCO alerts

Google Scholar - see Google Scholar Search Tips: Email Alerts
ProQuest - set up alerts in "My Research"
PubMed - set up alerts in "My NCBI"
ScienceDirect - journals published by Elsevier, Pergamon, and North Holland; set up alerts by signing in
And more: use our Research Guides to find databases that cover your subject area

Follow other scholarly feeds
CiteULike: web site where academics (individuals or groups) can share papers, books,etc. they are reading; get feeds for new items added by individuals, groups or by topic

Patents:

Use feeds and alerts from off-campus
Most online journals and databases require a Mapua IP address or Mapua web certificates to get access.
This can cause problems for accessing RSS feeds from these resources when off-campus. You usually can get the titles/headlines and abstracts, but if you try to go to the full text the publisher will not recognize you. To work around this problem:

  1. Get a Mapua IP address while off-campus: Use VPN, which is software supported by DO-IT that makes your computer act as if it is on campus.
  2. Add a proxy string to the URL of the story you are trying to access, which will route you through the Libraries' proxy server and invoke your Mapua web certificates. See: Connect from on and off-campus: Manually insert the proxy string.

Problems or questions? Ask us.

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