Use these tools to help you organize and cite your references:
A wiki for international development, sustainability, and appropriate technology. Includes sections on medical devices, transport, water, and construction (among others).
Use these article databases to find citations to articles, conference papers or technical reports. Use the button to try to connect to the full text pdf if the full text is not available in the database.
All fields of Engineering, plus physics, optics, electronics, control, and more. Watch this video
(3:32) to learn more.
- SAE Digital Library
1998 - present: full text of Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE) papers
1907 - 1997: index to all SAE publications, including standards (not full text)
For help locating SAE publications in the MIT Libraries see the SAE Technical Papers
Medicine and biosciences.
- CAB Abstracts
Abstracts of applied life sciences literature covering agriculture, environment, veterinary sciences, plant sciences, mycology and parasitology, food science, human health and nutrition.
- ProQuest Environmental Science Collection
Environment, pollution, energy.
- Web of Science/ Web of Knowledge
High impact journal articles in all fields. Includes citation tracking.
Competitor to Web of Science. Includes all subjects and cited reference searching.
Look under the "News Pages" tab to find "Factiva Pages" to see news for industries or countries like India
Check these guides for even more resources:
Handbooks and encyclopedias are a great way to learn about a new topic. Don't forget to check the references at the end of the chapter/section for more detailed information.
You can always find individual books in Barton - both electronic and print!
- Marks' Standard Handbook for Mechanical Engineers
A classic reference for mechanical engineering. Covers more than 100 essential mechanical engineering topics
- Shigley’s mechanical engineering design
Record from Barton showing print edition, on reserve at Barker Library.
Search for scientific & engineering information within hundreds of handbooks and related books. Includes interactive tables & graphs. Can also search by materials properties using the Data Search.
- Encyclopedia of Applied Physics
Includes solid state physics, optics, and related topics in engineering and physics.
- Optics Encyclopedia
Information from classical optics to the latest applications.
- Comprehensive Physiology
Includes complete content from the Handbook of Physiology from the American Physiological Society; updated quarterly.
- Appropriate Technology Library
A full-text collection of over one thousand publications covering projects and technical information
- Publications are on CD-ROMS in the Barker Library stacks, 6th Floor: T49.5.A86 2002