Mechanical Engineering Databases

Recommended ME Databases

ASM Handbooks

This database provides full text access to the latest edition of of the ASM (American Society for Materials) Handbook. Also included is access to theEngineered Materials Handbook and the ASM Metals Handbook.


This database contains full text electronic reference books, complete with interactive tables and graphs. Although over 500 books are contained in this database, MSOE has access ONLY to the Engineering titles. To search books within our subscription, change the box that reads “Entire Knovel Library” to “My Subscription.” More information.

ScienceDirect College Edition

Covers the areas of physical sciences, engineering, social sciences, life sciences, health sciences, humanities. More informationScienceDirect

Additional ME Databases


Indexes journals in the fields of business, finance and economics. ABI/INFORM Global offers the latest business and financial information for researchers at all levels. More informationProquest

Academic Search Complete

Contains journal articles from many multidisciplinary fields such as social sciences, humanities, education, biology, chemistry, engineering, physics, psychology, religion and theology- to name a few. More information.EBSCOHost

ACI Manual of Concrete Practice Online

This manual contains ACI documents about code requirements, specifications, tolerances, concrete proportions, construction methods, evaluations of test results, and many more topics on concrete technology.This manual is password protected. To request the password send an email here.

ACM Digital Library

The Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) Digital Library is a collection of ACM publications, including 50 ACM journals, magazines, peer-reviewed articles, ACM conference proceedings and ACM SIG newsletters. More information.


Indexes all the literature produced by the National Agricultural Library and its cooperatives which involves all aspects of agriculture and allied disciplines.More informationProvided by the United States Department of Agriculture.

AIAA Electronic Library

Indexes journals, books, papers, standards, conference proceedings produced by the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics in the fields of aerospace engineering and technology.

Applied Science and Technology

This bibliographic database is an outstanding resource for information on science and technology. EBSCOHost

ASCE Digital Library

Indexes books, papers, conference proceedings and articles of interest across all disciplines of civil engineering that are published by American Society of Civil Engineers. The library has subscriptions to 8 journals that are indexed in this database and to ASCE conference proceedings. Click here for more information about using the ASCE database.

ASME Digital Library

Search the transaction journals, e-books and conference proceedings published by the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME). Full text is available only for the transaction journals. View a list of the ASME transaction journals.

ASTM Standards

Indexes all of the standards published by the American Society of Testing and Materials. To order a copy of a standard, please submit a request form.

Auto Repair Reference Center

Auto repair information supplied by Point 5 Technologies, Inc about over 33,800 domestic and imported vehicles going back to 1945. Database includes drawings, step-by-step photographs, wiring diagrams, technical service bulletins and recalls and much more. Provided by BadgerLink. Ebsco

Books 24×7

Find full text books in the subjects of business, information technology and overall well-being- which includes work, family, health and personal finance.You must register for this database using a valid MSOE email address.

Business Source Complete

This database is “the world’s definitive scholarly business database.” More informationEBSCOHost

Building Green Suite

Contains full text articles, product lists, design strategies, websites in the fields of sustainable design, construction, architecture, environmental engineering. More information.

The Collection of Computer Science Bibliographies

This is a collection of bibliographies of scientific literature in computer science from various sources, covering most aspects of computer science.


Ebrary offers a rapidly growing selection of hundreds of thousands of authoritative e-books from over 500 publishers. Browse and search for titles in all academic subject areas. This database also offers a bookshelf for keeping track of your sources and for taking notes. View this Quick Start Video for more information. Proquest

EBSCO eBook Collection

This library contains full text scholarly books. Each book may only be viewed by one person at a time.


Licensing of this database restricts usage to three (3) simultaneous users. This database indexes scholarly journals, trade magazines and conference proceedings in the field of engineering. Engineering Information

Energy Citations Database (ECD)

This database contains energy and energy related scientific and technical information collected by the Department of Energy (DOE) and its predecessor agencies, the Energy Research & Development Administration (ERDA) and the Atomic Energy Commission (AEC).U.S. Department of Energy. There are a limited number of full text papers available. Provided by the U.S. Department of Energy

Environmental Sciences and Pollution Management

Indexes journals, papers, proceedings, books and government documents in the field of environmental sciences. More informationProQuest CSA

Google Scholar

Contains citations to papers, books, articles, patents, and other scholarly publications. A limited amount of the information appears in full text. More informationGoogle

IEEE Xplore

IEEE (Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers) Xplore provides web-based, full-text access to IEEE journals, transactions, and magazines, IEEE e-books, IEEE conference proceedings, IET journals, IET conference proceedings, IEEE published standards, IEEE Spectrum Magazine, and Proceedings of the IEEE published since 1988, and select content published since 1913.

IEEE e-Books

This database provides access to more than 400 IEEE e-books, published from 1974-2014, most after the year 2000. Subject coverage includes bioengineering, circuit theory and design, communication technology, computing and processing, electrical engineering, engineered materials, intelligent systems, numerical methods, power technology and power engineering, RF, microwaves, robotics, control systems, and signals.

Military and Government Collection

Designed to offer current news pertaining to all branches of the military and government, this database offers a thorough collection of periodicals, academic journals and other content pertinent to the increasing needs of these sites. More informationProvided by BadgerLink. EBSCOHost

Morgan and Claypool

This database features unique and original e-titles that cover a variety of topics in engineering, computer science, the life sciences and other technical areas. The library only has full-text access to four collections; Biomedical Engineering II, Digital Circuits I, Digital Circuits II, and General Engineering. Morgan and Claypool Publishers LLC

Newspaper Source Plus

Includes 1,520 full-text newspapers, providing more than 28 million full-text articles. In addition, Newspaper Source Plus features more than 601,300 television and radio news transcripts, videos & podcasts. Provided by BadgerLink. EBSCOHost

NFPA Codes Online

Search for an NFPA code (or codes) in the List of NFPA Codes and Standards.NFPA codes are available via a download service. To request a code, please submit a request form. Provided by the National Fire Protection Agency


The NSSN: A National Resource for Global Standards provides users with standards-related information from a wide range of developers, including organizations accredited by the American National Standards Institute (ANSI), other U.S. private sector standards bodies, government agencies and international organizations. More information.

ProQuest Research Library

This database features coverage of over 900 general magazines and some scholarly journals covering all subject areas. More informationProquest

ProQuest Science Journals

Find information about both applied and general sciences. Some of the topics covered in this database include physics, earth science, engineering, astronomy, chemistry and much more. More informationProquest

ProQuest SciTech Collection

This database provides access to literature on natural sciences, engineering and technology. Some of the topics covered in this database include materials science, aerospace engineering, civil engineering, environmental science, computer science, and earth science. Proquest

Science Research Center

Get access to hundreds of science encyclopedias, reference books, periodicals, and other sources. Topics covered include: biology, chemistry, earth & space science, environmental science, health & medicine, history of science, life science, physics, science & society, technology and wildlife.Provided by BadgerLink. EBSCOHost is a gateway to government science information and research results, searching 42 scientific databases and 200 million pages of science information in one query. More informationProvided by the U.S. Government

Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE) Publications

Contains citations to technical papers, standards and other materials published by SAE. The library owns a number of the SAE standards. To view a standard, please search our Library Catalog or ask alibrarian for assistance. Provided by SAE International

Statistical Abstract of the United States

The ProQuest Statistical Abstract of the United States is the authoritative and comprehensive summary of statistics on the social, political, and economic conditions of the United States. For more information and for help using this database view this LibGuide resource from ProQuest.


TOXNET is a cluster of databases covering toxicology, hazardous chemicals, environmental health and related areas. More informationProvided by the United States National Library of Medicine and the National Institutes of Health

Contains official information and services from the U.S. government. This database is a portal to federal, state, local, tribal and international government information. More informationProvided by the U.S. Government

U.S. Patent Database

A database of all U.S. patents and published patent applications. Provided by U.S. Patent and Trademark Office

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