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Engineering Resources

Recommended Resources

In addition to the research resources listed below, Mount Union offers a number of recommended resources that will have additional information in your field of study.

Engineering Research Databases

ACM Guide to Computing Literature

Full text of journal and conference papers from the Association for Computing Machinery is available. This source includes or has links to the full text.

ACS Publications

Access to journals from the American Chemical Society from 1879 to the present. Current and archival ACS journals are searchable both through this site and through the EJC. Other ACS publications may also be available through this site.

Access Engineering

AccessEngineering is an award-winning engineering reference tool for professionals, academics, and students that provides access to the world's best authoritative, regularly updated engineering reference information.  AccessEngineeringalso comprises dynamic online features, such as instructional, faculty made videos, calculators, interactive tables and charts, as well as personalization tools allowing users to organize crucial project information as they work.

Applied Science and Technology Full Text (H.W. Wilson)

Applied Science & Technology Full Text™ contains indexing and abstracts for nearly 800 core English-language, scientific and technical publications back to 1983. Full text of articles is available from more than 220 periodicals dating back to 1997. Content includes coverage of a wide variety of applied science specialties—acoustics to aeronautics, neural networks to nuclear and civil engineering, computers and informatics and much more.

ASME Digital Collection, American Society of Mechanical Engineers

American Society of Mechanical Engineers, ASME is the premier professional membership organization for more than 130,000 mechanical engineers and associated members worldwide. ASME also conducts one of the largest technical publishing operations in the world, offering thousands of titles including some of the profession's most prestigious journals, conference proceedings, and ASME Press books.

ASTM Compass

Instantly access any of ASTM’s 12,000+ engineering standards, as well as AASHTO (American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials), AATCC (American Association of Textile Chemists and Colorists), API ( Application Program Interface), and UOP (Universal Oil Product) standards whenever and wherever you need them.

ASTM Compass includes 1,500+ books and 47,000+ articles and papers, Compass provides you one of the most comprehensive libraries of technical information available in the world. With tools to add notes, attachments, and even your own standards, you’ll be able to work smarter and faster.

You can search and refine searches using your native language and quickly find the standards you need to use in your industry.

Please register (see the option at top of ASTM Compass page), in order to have access to this database. For more information about how to “Register” and your “Sign In”, click on the user guide link here. Please use the University of Mount Union.

Chemical and Engineering News

There are three free articles/month on this website. At Chemical & Engineering News (C&EN), we’re committed to keeping you up to date with the chemistry news that matters most. Our reporters and editors track important research advances, business and policy trends, chemical safety practices, career guidance, and more.

We are the world's most comprehensive and authoritative news source about chemistry and related fields. Our journalists are based in Europe, the U.S., and Asia, and chemists recognize us for our breaking-news coverage and award-winning features.

C&EN has been published by the American Chemical Society since 1923. Our beloved weekly print magazine is still going strong. And you can now get our chemistry news anytime, anywhere.

Chilton Library  

The Chilton Library is a database of automotive help. It includes step-by-step service and repair procedures, wiring diagrams, maintenance and specification tables, troubleshooting guides, and diagnostic trouble codes. 

CRC Handbook of Chemistry and Physics 

The Handbook of Chemistry and Physics is one of the most important data reference books used by scientists worldwide for over a hundred years.

Energy and Power Source

Energy & Power Source is a comprehensive full-text database designed to support the informational needs of the energy and power industries at all levels. This collection provides unmatched full-text coverage of information relevant to many areas integral to the energy and power industries, encompassing all component industries within, including those focused on petroleum, natural gas, electric power, coal, nuclear power, renewable energy, and others. This product provides vital information for professionals involved at any level within the energy and power industries, including research, exploration, extraction, processing, production, distribution, marketing, selling, and more. Energy & Power Source offers cover-to-cover indexing from more than 1,000 publications, including journals, monographs, magazines, and trade publications, all directly dealing with energy industry-related issues. Hundreds of key energy-focused industry and market reports are also included. The database also offers tens of thousands of additional highly-relevant articles, benchmarks, and best practices, selected from a multitude of trade and industry publications. Designed for energy industry professionals and researchers of all types, Energy & Power Source is the premier dedicated collection of energy and power industry-related content available today.

IEEE Xplore

IEEE Xplore is a research database with access to over 5 million documents available through the IEEE Explore digital library. With your subscription, you have access to the full-text documents of many articles contained within the publication. IEE contains material published mainly by the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers. IMPORTANT: Please make certain you choose the radio button “My Subscribed Content” on your search results page to access UMU’s subscription.

Information Bridge

This source includes 266,000 (and growing) full-text technical reports from the U.S. Department of Energy’s Office of Scientific and Technical Information.

Journal of Green Building

The purpose of the Journal of Green Building is to present the very best peer-reviewed research in green building design, construction, engineering, technological innovation, facilities management, building information modeling, and community and urban planning.  The Research section of the Journal of Green Building publishes peer-reviewed articles in the fields of engineering, architecture, construction, construction management, building science, facilities management, landscape architecture, interior design, urban and community planning, and all disciplines related to the built environment.  In addition, the Journal of Green Building offers the following sections: Industry Corner that offers applied articles of successfully completed sustainable buildings and landscapes; New Directions in Teaching and Research that offers guidance from teachers and researchers on incorporating innovative sustainable learning into the curriculum or the likely directions of future research; and Campus Sustainability that offers articles from programs dedicated to greening the university campus.

Abstracted and Indexed:  The Journal of Green Building is abstracted and indexed by the following services:  Clarivate Analytics’ Web of Science and Arts & Humanities Citation Index, Columbia’s Avery Architectural Index, Scopus, CNPIEC, Construction Building Abstracts (CBA), J-Gate, Crossref, and Google Scholar.

National Bureau of Standards

This publications database includes many of the most recent publications of the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST). 

National Science Foundation

NSF is the only federal agency whose mission includes support for all fields of fundamental science and engineering, except for medical sciences. We are tasked with keeping the United States at the leading edge of discovery in areas from astronomy to geology to zoology. So, in addition to funding research in the traditional academic areas, the agency also supports "high-risk, high pay-off" ideas, novel collaborations and numerous projects that may seem like science fiction today, but which the public will take for granted tomorrow. And in every case, we ensure that research is fully integrated with education so that today's revolutionary work will also be training tomorrow's top scientists and engineers.

OSTI (Office of Scientific and Technical Information)

OSTI.GOV is the primary search tool for DOE science, technology, and engineering research and development results and the organizational hub for information about the DOE Office of Scientific and Technical Information. It consolidates OSTI’s home page and our now retired primary search tool SciTech Connect.

OSTI.GOV makes discoverable over 70 years of research results from DOE and its predecessor agencies. Research results include journal articles/accepted manuscripts and related metadata; technical reports; scientific research datasets and collections; scientific software; patents; conference and workshop papers; books and theses; and multimedia. OSTI.GOV contains over 3 million records, including citations to 1.5 million journal articles, 1 million of which have digital object identifiers (DOIs) linking to full-text articles on publishers' websites. OSTI.GOV provides access to this DOE STI by offering numerous easy-to-use search capabilities and customization options; and for the DOE community, additional citation information is available to help researchers evaluate article impact and find related research. is a gateway to U.S. government science information. The portal offers free access to research and development (R&D) results and scientific and technical information from scientific organizations across 13 federal agencies.

Shock and Vibration Digest

Shock & Vibration Digest includes bibliographic records covering essential areas related to shock and vibration, including noise, vibration technologies, and other areas of key relevance to the discipline. The index contains more than 97,100 records, which are selected from the most important sources within the discipline.