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Mechanical & Manufacturing Engineering Subject Page

I am the Subject Librarian for the Faculty of Engineering and Computing. These web pages contain information specific to Mechanical Engineering. Use the tabs below .

Contact details - email:    Telephone: 700 5210

  The Library E-Tutorial for Students (LETS )is series of online tutorials for students to help to locate, evaluate and use information effectively. There are 3 modules - LETSbegin, LETSfind and LETScite.


Books & E-books

Most Mechanical Engineering books are located on the second floor of the library. You can find out which books we have by searching the Library Catalogue. It will tell you if we have a book, where it is located, and if it's already on loan to another library user. 

 HELP   -    Tutorials:   How to find books   /  How to find items on the shelves

Quick Guide to books on Mechanical Engineering

SubjectBook Shelf Mark
Engineering Design620.0042
Engineering Mathematics510.2462
Mechanics 532
Signal Processing621.3822


We have access to thousands of e-books  via the Library Catalogue.   All e-books can be accessed off-campus.

When you search the library catalogue you can refine your search by choosing "E-Books" on the left hand side of the screen. Click on Access this title online here to view the book,  you may be asked to verify yourself as a registered student by logging in with your computer username and password.




The A-Z of journals is a listing of all our print and e-journals. It will tell you if the journal you are looking for is available in print here in the library and/or electronically on one of our databases. You can search this list by entering the title of the journal or you can get a list of journals in your chosen subject area by browsing (see below).

Example of a journal from A-Z of journals list:-


Remember – search by journal title NOT article title.

Click below to see a list of journals available in the following subjects:



The Library subscribes to many databases which allow you to easily search for journal articles. Some databases also provide references to reports, conference proceedings, theses and even books.
Some databases contain the full-text of the articles others provide you with a citation/abstract only. In the case of citation/abstract databases click on the  this will search all our databases to see if the article you require is available.

Below are a selection of databases that are particularly relevant to your subject area. A full list of all our databases is available from the A to Z of databases.

Key Databases

American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME)  
Full text access to 22 journals published by the American Society of Mechanical Engineers.

Compendex (EI Engineering Village)  
Compendex is a major interdisciplinary engineering database offering abstracts from 5,000 engineering journals, conference papers and  technical reports. Covers 175 disciplines and major specialities within these broad engineering areas: mechanical, civil, environmental, electrical, materials science, chemical, optics, solid state physics, control, and engineering management. Access to the database is through the Engineering Village interface.
Database Guide (pdf) | Help

EI Engineering Village
See - Compendex and Inspec

IEEE Xplore 
Represents 30% of electrical engineering and computer science literature. IEL provides access to all IEEE journals, transactions, magazines and conference proceedings; IEE journals and conference proceedings; and current IEEE standards. Full-text is available from 1988 and selected content available from 1950.


Inspec  (EI Engineering Village)
This database indexes and summarises over 4,000 journals and 2,000 conference proceedings, books, reports relating to physics, electronics, electrical engineering, computer science, control, and information technology. Access to the database is through the Engineering Village interface.
Database Guide (pdf) | Help

Scopus is one of the largest multi-disciplinary abstracting and indexing databases of research literature and quality web sources. It offers access to over 16,000 titles from more than 4000 international publishers, with abstracts available back to 1966. Citation data is available from 1996. Coverage includes scientific, technical, medical and social sciences literature including, arts and humanities. There are also 23 million patent records from 5 patent offices as well as links to 'Articles in Press' from over 3,000 journals.
   About Scopus – more in-depth information directly from the publisher
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Summon is a customised search engine which lets you search across most of DCU Library's online resources from a single search box.
Advanced Search | What is Summon | Summon guide | Tutorial

Web of Science
Web of Science is a multi-disciplinary citation database providing access to 9,760 of the world's highest impact research journals. It also offers the unique "citation searching" feature, allowing users to see how many times a paper/author has been cited and by whom.  It consists of the three databases: the Science Citation Index Expanded (1945-present), the Social Sciences Citation Index (1956-present) and Arts & Humanities Citation Index (1975-present).
Help     Database Guide (pdf)    |      Search Tips      |    Managing Search Results  

Other databases that may be useful



Intute: Science, Engineering & Technology
An excellent starting point for high quality internet resources relevant to Mechanical Engineering as well as other areas of engineering, Mathematics and Computing.

Institution of Mechanical Engineers
The web site of the UK professional body for Mechanical Engineers. Members work in research, design, development, manufacturing, installation, commissioning, contracting, consulting and teaching, in diverse fields. The web site includes recent news items, a listing of upcoming events, links and publications.


Citing & Referencing

It is important to understand the rules/technique of citing and referencing so you can avoid plagiarism.


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