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ME 463: Engineering Design: Background & Benchmark Research

Resources for ME Senior Capstone Design

Understanding & Assessing Well Established Technologies and Processes

Relevant Databases


Effective patent searching involves more than using keywords.  Save time and maximize your success by completing this module:

Patents Search Strategy Tutorial (approx. 5 minutes)

Public & Free sources:

Patents Databases (Purdue users only):

More Resources Available:

Purdue Libraries Patent Guide 

Researching your Design's Environment and Users

Time is precious.  Prepare to get the most out of your client and stakeholder meetings by establishing context for your design. 

Need help? Contact the Libraries Liaison to Mechanical Engineering