Looking for Background Information? Start Here!
These resources are a good place to get definitions of terms and concepts as well as general background information.
Electronic Books (Reference Works)
Full-text of the twenty-one ASM Handbook volumes plus two ASM Desk Editions. Essential for researching metals and materials.
Includes hundreds of online books related to manufacturing and industrial engineering.
Includes titles such as: Manufacturing Engineering Handbook and the Dictionary of Engineering Terms
Looking for Research Articles?
Start with these Electronic Resources/Databases. Also see the Oregon Tech Library’s webpage listing databases on the subject of Engineering & Technology.
In our databases, use the Find an Article button to link to full text if it is not immediately available.
Primary Electronic Resources/Databases
Engineering Village - good source for peer-reviewed citations articles in all fields of engineering.
Sage Journals Online – contains many full-text journals for materials science and engineering.
Scitation (SPIN) – current indexing and abstracting of more than 100 major physics, astronomy, and engineering journals and conference proceedings.
Secondary Electronic Resources/Databases
Academic Search Premier – a general interest database covering many disciplines.
Applied Science and Technology Abstracts - Provides information on management, careers and employment, and financial trends in the scientific and technological fields.
Google Scholar - indexing, abstracts, and occasional links to full text.
LexisNexis Academic – especially useful for researching patents and business news.
Wiley InterScience - full text journals primarily related to the business aspects of manufacturing.
Looking for a Book in the Oregon Tech Library or Other Libraries?
Books and other items are listed in the Library Catalog. Use the Library Catalog to find materials in the Oregon Tech Libraries' collections and through the Summit. Summit provides access to materials from 36 academic libraries in Oregon and Washington for Oregon Tech students, faculty and staff. See the titles and suggested Library of Congress call number ranges below for pointers to popular items.
Try these Library of Congress call number ranges to find books on the shelf.
TS1- Manufactures, Design
TS155-169 Production management. Operations management
TS170-175 Product engineering
TS176-183.8 Manufacturing engineering. Process engineering
TS184-194 Plant engineering
Related subject headings:
Lexis Nexis Academic - US Legal - Patents
Contains all patents from US, Europe, as well as Patent abstracts from Japan and Patent Cooperation Treaty (PCT) applications. Results can be limited to different types of patents.
Google Patents covers the entire collection of granted patents and published patent applications from the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) and the European Patent Office (EPO). USPTO documents date back to 1790, and EPO documents date back to 1978.
United States Patent and Trademark Office is the US agency that examines all US patent applications. PDF copies of patents are available back to 1790.
The European Patent Office offers free and subscription searching of European and Asian patents filed with them. Many are also available translated to English, German or French.
Index to ASTM Standards - search and browse ASTM Standards. Full text is available through Interlibrary loan requests.
IHS Standards Store - Search for standards. Note the citation information and request the full standard through ILL.
Professional Societies and Associations