This guide is focused on the needs of mechanical engineering faculty and students
- Engineering Village (combines COMPENDEX and INSPEC)
Contains journal articles and conferences papers, some back to the late 1880s. The databases can be searched together or separately. COMPENDEX coves all fields of engineering while INSPEC emphasizes computer technology, electrical engineering, and physics.
- Technology Research Database
Includes a variety of science and engineering library databases including Mechanical Engineering and Transportation Database, Aerospace and High Technology Database, and Materials Research Database with Metadex and many others. Recommend using Advanced Search option and creating own account.
- Web of Science
Covers references to a variety of in-depth journals and selected conference publications, including author abstracts, cited references, and related references covering the sciences, social sciences, and arts & humanities.
Indexes peer reviewed journals from 5,000 international publishers. It supports research needs of many disciplines including engineering, science, technology, and medicine. This is a new source.
- Applied Science and Technology Abstracts / Full Text
Indexes basic journals and some trade journals in industrial and mechanical arts topics. Contents begins in 1917. Partial full-text coverage available is available.
- Dissertations and Theses (PQDT)
Indexes theses and dissertations from U.S. and international universities. There are more dissertations than master's theses.
- NDLTD Union Catalog
Provides access to 1.5 million electronic theses and dissertations using the Scirus interface from the Network Digital Library of Theses and Dissertations.
- Google Scholar
Free service to many online journals and books. Since Purdue pays subscriptions to many online journals, you may find links to full-text sources.
- OpenURL Referrer
Helps you set up links to Purdue Library holdings from Google Scholar. The OpenURL referrer put the Find It @ Purdue icon in your Google Scholar search results, allowing for quick, easy determination if you can get an electronic copy of an article.