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Mechanical Engineering

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Finding Information in Mechanical Engineering

Use the tabs to the left to learn more about finding information in Mechanical Engineering.

  • Finding Articles & Conference Proceedings: Links to databases to search for journal articles, reviews, and conference proceedings.
  • Finding Books: A quick guide to searching for books in the U-M Library and a curated list of reference books that are available online.  
  • 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 footnotes.
  • Professional Organizations: Links to the web sites of several common ME professional organizations

Mechanical Engineering Online Textbooks

ME 211 (Barber)
Structures: or why things don't fall down by J. E. Gordon. 1978. Penguin. 9781461590767. Platform: SpringerLink. (To purchase a print copy of this book for $25, look for the "buy now" button at the SpringerLink site).

ME 335, Section 002 (Kaviany)
Essentials of heat transfer: principles, materials and applications by Massoud Kaviany. 2011. Cambridge University Press. 9781107012400. Platform:  Cambridge Core Online.

ME 382 (Gordon)
Engineering materials 1: an introduction to properties, applications and design by Michael F Ashby and David R. H. Jones. 4th ed. 2012. Elsevier/Butterworth-Heinemann. 9780080966656. Platform: ScienceDirect.

Engineering materials 2: an introduction to microstructures and processing by Michael F. Ashby and David R. H. Jones. 4th ed. 2013. Elsevier/Butterworth-Heinemann. 9780080966687. Platform: Knovel online.

ME 382 Section 002 (Thouless)
Engineering materials 1: an introduction to properties, applications and design by Michael F Ashby and David R. H. Jones. 4th ed. 2012. Elsevier/Butterworth-Heinemann. 9780080966656. Platform: ScienceDirect.

Engineering materials 2: an introduction to microstructures and processing by Michael F. Ashby and David R. H. Jones. 4th ed. 2013. Elsevier/Butterworth-Heinemann. 9780080966687. Platform: Knovel online.

ME 505, Sections 001 and 881 (Garikipati)
The finite element method: linear static and dynamic finite element analysis by Thomas J. R. Hughes. 2000. Dover Publication. 0486411818. Platform: Knovel online.

ME 520 (Dowling)
Fluid mechanics by Pijush K. Kundu, Ira M. Cohen and David R. Dowling. 6th ed. 2016. Academic Press. 9780124059351. Platform: ScienceDirect.

ME 587 Sections 001 and 881 (Freiheit)
The global manufacturing revolution: product-process-business integration and reconfigurable systems by Yoram Koren. 2010. Wiley. 9780470583777. Platform: Wiley Online Library.

ME 599 Section 005 (Singh)
Interfacial electrochemistry by Wolfgang Schmickler and Elizabeth Santos. 2nd ed. 2010. Springer. 9783643049361. Platform: SpringerLink. (To purchase a print copy of this book for $25, look for the "buy now" button at the SpringerLink site).

Electrochemical engineering by Thomas F. Fuller and John N. Harb. 2018. Wiley. 9781119004257. Platform: Knovel online.