Engineering

MIT Press e-Books

Description

MIT Press has partnered with IEEE to bring its high quality eBooks content in computer science and engineering technologies to an even broader audience via the IEEE Xplore Digital Library. With over 470 titles available in fields such as computer science, artificial intelligence, information theory, computer programming, information technology and electrical engineering, the collection is very relevant to IEEE Xplore users and significantly enhances any eBook collection.

Type
E-Book(s)
Coverage
Current
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/31801
Access
Authorized UM users (+ guests in UM Libraries)Authorized UM users (+ guests in UM Libraries)
Subjects

Engineering Case Studies Online

Alternative Titles
Alexander Street Press Engineering Case Studies Online
ASP Engineering Case Studies Online
Description

This is a resource for a wide range of video and text material focusing on engineering failures and successes. At completion, the collection will contain 250 hours and 50,000 pages of quality documentaries, accident reports, experiments, visualizations, case studies, lectures and interviews from leading engineering institutions around the world.

Type
Database
Video
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/31532
Access
Authorized UM users (+ guests in UM Libraries)Authorized UM users (+ guests in UM Libraries)
Subjects

Very Short Introductions Online

Alternative Titles
Oxford Very Short Introductions, Very Short Introductions, VSI
Description

Launched by Oxford University Press in 1995, Very Short Introductions offer concise introductions to a diverse range of subject areas from Climate to Consciousness, Game Theory to Ancient Warfare, Privacy to Islamic History, Economics to Literary Theory.

Since the series was launched it has continued to offer new books each year for students and scholars, and the avidly curious, offering a bridge between reference content and higher academic work. All titles provide intelligent and serious introductions to a huge range of subjects, written by experts in the field who combine facts, analysis, new ideas, and enthusiasm to make challenging topics highly readable.

The online collection includes more than 350 individual books published from 2000-currrent year.

If you are accessing this from a mobile device, you should be sent to the mobile interface automatically.

Type
E-Book(s)
Coverage
2000-current
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/31131
Mobile Version
Access
Authorized UM users (+ guests in UM Libraries)Authorized UM users (+ guests in UM Libraries)
Subjects

Books 24x7

Description

Business, technical, and engineering e-books: IT Pro (11,000 books), Engineering Pro (3,000 books)  and IT & Desktop videos (4,000 videos).

Type
E-Book(s)
Video
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/30652
Access
Authorized UM users (+ guests in UM Libraries)Authorized UM users (+ guests in UM Libraries)
Subjects

TRID

Description

TRID is an integrated database that combines the records from TRB’s Transportation Research Information Services (TRIS) Database and the OECD’s Joint Transport Research Centre’s International Transport Research Documentation (ITRD) Database. TRID provides access to more than one million records of transportation research worldwide.

Type
Article Index
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/30605
More Information
Access
Open access for all usersOpen access for all users
Subjects

Smithsonian Collections Online

Alternative Titles
Air & Space Magazine
Smithsonian Magazine
Air & Space and Smithsonian Magazine Archive
Description

The Smithsonian Institution is the world's largest museum and research complex--home to 19 museums, 9 research centers and over 137 million collection objects for the study of art, history, culture, and science. The Smithsonian's collections and fields of study focus on the American Experience, World Cultures, a Biodiverse Planet, and Exploring the Mysteries of the Universe.

Combining the full archive of Smithsonian Magazine and Air & Space Magazine, this resource brings these study themes into the pathway of students and faculty worldwide. It presents a unique and comprehensive insight into history, science, nature, the arts, innovation, technology, and world culture. Available in a fully searchable digital archive, these publications bring depth and expert coverage of high-demand topics in support of the Smithsonian Institution's mission of increase and diffusion of knowledge.

Additional years will be added annually.

Type
E-Journal(s)
Coverage
Smithsonian Magazine: 1970-2010 Air & Space Magazine: 1986-2010
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/30025
Access
Authorized UM users (+ guests in UM Libraries)Authorized UM users (+ guests in UM Libraries)
Subjects

SpringerMaterials

Alternative Titles
Springer Materials
Description

 SpringerMaterials comprises 400 Landolt-Bornstein volumes, 44,000 chemical safety documents, a subset of the Dortmund Data Bank Sofatware & Separation Technology comprising 300,000 data points, and the Linus Pauling files on inorganic solid phases.  SpringerMaterials is expanded and updated quarterly.

Type
Database
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/11851
Access
Authorized UM users (+ guests in UM Libraries)Authorized UM users (+ guests in UM Libraries)
Subjects

Data Citation Index

Alternative Titles
DCI
Description

Designed to "connect the data to the research it informs," Data Citation Index captures all available metadata for the data repositories indexed.  Currently, 69 repositories and over 1.75 million records in the Life Sciences, Social Sciences, Physical Sciences, and Arts & Humanities are indexed.  Includes citations to publications reporting research which utlitizes the data.

 

Type
Database
Numeric Data
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/11817
More Information
Access
Authorized UM users (+ guests in UM Libraries)Authorized UM users (+ guests in UM Libraries)
Subjects

Finding a Journal/Journal Article at the Art, Architecture & Engineering Library

When You Know the Article You are Looking For

When you have a citation/reference for an article in hand and want to find a copy of the article, you want to do what is called a known item search.

The easiest way to do a known item search for an article is to use the Library's MGet It Citation Linker. The Citation Linker will give you a shortcut to print and electronic versions (if available) of articles, and to delivery options if the library doesn't own it.

MGet It Citation Linker isn't perfect, so if you can't locate your article with it, you should still try to look for the journal in Mirlyn. Using Mirlyn from an Engineering Perspective tells how to use Mirlyn to find journals in the library.

You may also wish to peruse the Online Journals list.


When You Don't Have a Specific Article in Mind

If you are looking for an article or articles on a particular subject or topic, you'll want to use what is known as a bibliographic database. Use the guides below to help you identify which database(s) you should use. These resources will be particularly good at helping you to find peer reviewed, professional, or research articles.

You can visit Search Tools to "Browse by subject" for additional databases in your research topic's subject area.

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