Engineering (Electrical and Mechanical) - Recommended Sources
There are a wide range of resources available to Engineering students beyond the obvious journals, databases and websites. Here we list a selection we think you could find helpful.Click on the button bars below to show/hide suggested resources.
Barbour not in Discovery
Barbour is a health and safety information service providing information sourced from over 900 providers. Information within it includes legislation, technical guides and best practice along with director level briefings and employee training guides. The legislation diary identifies all known upcoming changes in legislation relating to different health and safety topics.
Note that the resource only allows one user at a time, however, if you would like a personal login which allows you to save searches and set up alerts please see further information on the off campus password page.
Watch UK TV programmes from 2007 onwards, including many films and useful documentaries.
Trade organisation for industrial designers. The website includes access to the online Design Directory.
A variety of reference works which tutors may well prefer to Wikipedia and it even tells you how to set out a reference to what you find. The Concept Map is useful for essay planning and dissertation work.
Google Scholar not in Discovery
Google scholar is a variant of Google which searches for academic material including articles, books, conference papers and preprints. A guide to this resource can be found at http://www.lib-guides.port.ac.uk/LG178.pdf
Containing over 1700 images from the archives and historic book collection of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers (IMechE) this resource charts the history of the Institution and of mechanical engineering, covering topics from railways to manufacturing, spanning the late 1800's to the late 1900's.
This is a free tool that enables you to convert different units of measurement.
General engineering material can be found at 621 on the First Floor
You may also find relevant resources listed under: Computing.