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Mechanical Engineering Capstone

A starting point for the literature review for MECHENG design projects in ME 450, ME 455 or ME 490.

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Sarah Barbrow
2321-B Duderstadt Center
Art, Architecture & Engineering Library
The University of Michigan

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.