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Research Guides

Mechanical Engineering


This guide is to help researchers identify useful resources in the field of mechanical engineering. It provides a list of print, online, and Web resources with descriptions as to the type of information each contains.

Start Your Research - Engineering

The following resources are good places to start your research. Click on the Research Databases tab for additional resources that may be useful for your specific research area.

Find Books

  • Online Catalog
    • Searches the collections of MSU Libraries as well as other libraries in the area
    • Useful for finding material that provide a good overview of your research topic

Find Articles

You must be a current MSU faculty member, staff member, or student to access the resources below.

  • Scopus 
    • Multidisciplinary database with over 50 million records.
    • Provides nearly 100% coverage of Medline and Compendex
    • Offers sophisticated tools to track, analyze and visualize research


  • Discovery
    • Searches over 50 research databases and the online catalog simultaneously
    • Databases searched include Academic Search Complete, Business Source Complete, Computer Science Index, Environment Complete, and more!

If the MSU Libraries does not provide access to an article or other item you need, you may request it through Interlibrary Loan.