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MAE 156b: Fundamental Principles of Mechanical Design II: Research Sources

This guide is intended to highlight some of the most useful resources for this class. The majority of the information provided is through the library, but not available freely on the Web.

Encyclopedias and Handbooks

These books are available online, and accessible from anywhere with the proxy server enabled.

Article Databases

The following databases allow you to search academic research articles in select fields.

Finding Books

In the UCSD catalog (Roger) are books (print and electronic), journals we subscribe to, and audio/visual materials. If UCSD doesn't own something you are looking for, you can get it for free (usually in only a few days) through The Circuit (SDSU, USD, CSUSM, SDPL joint catalog), Melvyl (all UC schools joint catalog) or interlibrary loan. Interlibrary Loan is a free service that will send away for books from any library in the country.

Guide to UCSD ME Info