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Mechanical Engineering

Class Support

The MSU Libraries is committed to helping faculty and students succeed! We have a guide that you may find helpful:

Please contact our librarians for help with your class or research needs.


This guide provides useful resources to assist you with your study and research related to mechanical engineering. Use the tabs on the left to start exploring the library resources and services available to you.

Start Your Research

The following resources are good places to start your research. Click on the Research Databases tab on the left 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

  • Scopus 
    • Interdisciplinary database with over 50 million records.
    • 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, 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.

Information for Graduate Students

Office of Thesis and Dissertation Format Review
Provides information on formatting your thesis or dissertation.

Search MSU Theses and Dissertations
Search electronic theses and dissertaitons by author, keywords, department, and more!

Search More Theses and Dissertations
Search electronic theses and dissertations by students around the world.

Citation Management Tools

Mendeley, EndNote, Zotero -- These are software programs that allows you to organize your references, format them in a style of your choice, and insert them into a Word document. Check the library workshops, find a session and register.

Survival Skills for Graduate Students
This web page provides details about the "Survival Skills for Graduate Students" workshop series.