Indexes core periodicals in engineering and other technical fields.
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Standard source for information on heating, ventilation, air conditioning, and refrigeration for building construction and maintenance.
Index of journals, conference proceedings and ebooks from the American Society of Mechanical Engineers. Contains full-text of some journals. If you are asked to purchase content, please request the article via interlibrary loan.
Index covering the journal literature of science and technology. Allows you to search for a topic, an author, or for articles that cite a known author or work.
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Index coverage: vol. 1 - present; Full-text coverage: 1996-present
Full text of articles reviewing the scholarly literature for a variety of topics in the physical, biomedical, and social sciences.
Coverage: 1963-present (patents); 1973-present (patent citations)
Database of information on international patents in chemical, electrical and electronic, and mechanical engineering. Allows for patent citation searching.
Database of European patent information provided by the European Patent Office and the national offices of its members states. Abstracts in English are available for most patents; original language page images of the complete patent are available for many.
Brief videos explaining manufacturing processes (e.g., injection molding, hydroforming) and how some products (e.g., plastic bottles, golf clubs, chocolate) are made. From the Alliance for Innovative Manufacturing at Stanford.
Non-technical descriptions of manufacturing processes for a variety of objects, from bulletproof vests to mayonnaise to silly putty. Also available in the print reference collection (Ref TS146 .H67).
Provides information on manufacturers of industrial products, such as contact details, size of company, brief overview, etc. A valuable aid in design projects.
Full text of all U.S. patents issued since 1976, and full-page images for all U.S. patents issued since 1790. (Note: Full-page images can be viewed using pat2pdf.org, which generates PDFs based on patent numbers, or by downloading one of the TIFF image viewer plugins recommended on the USPTO website.)