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ISD 503: Practicum

Resources for students starting a literature review for design projects in ISD 503

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Jamie Niehof
2321-D Duderstadt Center

Art, Architecture & Engineering Library, Duderstadt Center
UM North Campus
Ann Arbor, MI 48109

Finding Information in Mechanical Engineering

Use the tabs to the left to learn more about finding information for your capstone project.

  • Research Tips: strategies (such as Boolean operators and phrase searching) that are guaranteed to help you save time when searching for information!
  • Finding Background Information: A selected list of ebooks that will help you find introductory information on topic, including materials information and suppliers.  
  • Finding Articles & Conference Proceedings: Links to databases to search for journal articles, reviews, and conference proceedings.
  • Finding Patents: A quick guide on searching for US and international patents. 
  • Finding Standards: A quick guide to finding industrial and government standards.
  • Citation Management Software: Links to software that enable you to capture information about research materials, create bibliographies, and add citations to your assignments.
  • ASME Citation Style: shows how to cite common information types (articles, technical reports, patents, etc.) in this citation style.