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Engineering Librarian

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Jan Alexander
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jealexander@widener.edu 610-499-4591
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Engineering

Find Print & Electronic Books

To locate print books, go to the Wolfgram Memorial Library Homepage, and click on WebPAC, the Widener University Catalog.

To locate Electronic Books, click on go to the Wolfgram Memorial Library Homepage, and click on EBooks.

To request books (and also journal articles) from another library, use ILLiad.

      

    Find Electronic Reference Books

    Electronic reference books can be found by going to the Wofgram Memorial Library Homepage, and searching in our EBooks collection.  Below are several examples of Reference EBooks related to Engineering topics.

    Encyclopedia of Global Warming & Climate Change- 2012

    Encyclopedia of Nanoscience and Society - 2010

    Handbook of Environment and Waste Management : Air and Water Pollution Control - 2012

    Handbook of Renewable Energy Technology - 2011

    Handbook of Sustainable Energy - 2010

        

      For Help

      Which Guide to Use

      Below is a general guide to Engineering Resources in many areas of Engineering.  Unless otherwise indicated, the databases are available only to Widener University students and faculty.

      SENIOR PROJECT STUDENTS: Select the tab Engineering Senior Projects to get an overview of the research process for your class.  Then select the tab that is most relevant to your topic to find resources specific to that field of engineering. 

      FOR QUESTIONS: Contact Jan Alexander by email at jealexander@widener.edu, by phone at 610-499-4591. To reach the Reference Desk, click on the ASK US button to the left.

      SEARCH TIPS FOR USING THE DATABASES: In a box on the left of this page, you will find instructions for how to use many of the databases listed below.

          

        Electronic Resources

        Note: Unless otherwise indicated, these databases are only available to Widener University students, faculty and staff.  To access them from off campus:  When prompted to login, enter your FIRST NAME LAST NAME in the top box, and the barcode from the BACK of your Widener ID Card in the bottom box.

        Compendex

        1969 - present COMPENDEX:  A comprehensive index to the Engineering Literature. Indexes over 6,500 journals and conference proceedings, including many international sources.
        Computers and Applied Sciences Complete (CASC) 1975 - present

        CASC:  Indexes approximately 2200 academic journals and professional publications.  Full text is available for over 1000 journals.  Subject areas include the many engineering disciplines, computer theory & systems, and the business and social implications of new technology. 

        Proquest Central
        1970 - present PROQUEST CENTRAL:  A large interdisciplinary database with a variety of Engineering resources.
        ASCE Publications

        Coverage Varies ASCE:  American Society of Civil Engineers Publications.  Includes many full text articles.  Once at the site, go to "Online Journals" and click on "Advanced Search". Use quotation marks to hold terms together as a phrase.
        ICE Publications Coverage Varies

        ICE:  Institution of Civil Engineering.  The search box at the top of the page searches both ICE journal articles and proceedings.  Note that Widener only has full text access to the ICE Proceedings, not its other journals. Use Advanced Search for more focused results.

        IEEE Explore Coverage Varies

        IEEE:  Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers.  Includes many full text articles.  NOTE: We do not have access to the full text of any of the IEEE conference proceedings or standards, or to any journal articles before 1998.

        Once at the site, click on Advanced Search. Use quotation marks to hold words together as a phrase. To search within the full text of articles we subscribe to, select "Full Text & Metadata" and put a check mark in the box labeled "Only show full text results included in my subscription."

        ACS Publications
        Coverage varies ASC:  American Chemical Society Publications.  Includes many full text articles. Once at the site, click on Advanced Search. 
        Medline 1946 - present MEDLINE:  U.S. National Library of Medicine's database that contains over 18 million references to journal articles in the life sciences, including Biomedical Engineering. Use quotation marks to hold words together as a phrase.
         ACM Digital Library
        Coverage Varies ACM:  Association for Computing Machinery Publications.  Includes many full text articles. Once at the site, select Advanced Search.  To AND terms together, use top search box.  Use quotation marks to hold words together as a phrase.
        eBook Collection Coverage Varies eBook ACADEMIC COLLECTION:  Academic collection of interdiscplinary electronic books.  Includes many engineering books.
           
        U.S. Patent and Trademark Office Coverage Varies U.S. Patent and Trademark Office: Database of United States patents. Database available to general public at no charge.
            

          Print Resources

          The following sources can be found on the main level of the Wolfgram Memorial Library in the Reference Area. Ask a reference librarian if you need help locating an item.


          Handbooks

          REF TA151.C2
          CRC Handbook of Tables for Applied Engineering Science

          REF TA151.E424
          The Engineering Handbook. 
          Encompasses 30 different areas of Engineering

          Encyclopedias

          REF Q121.M3
          McGraw Hill Encyclopedia of Science and Technology, 20 volume set. 
          Covers all the material sciences and the major applications in engineering, agriculture and related disciplines.

          REF TA9.M36
          McGraw Hill Encyclopedia of Engineering 
          A one-volume encyclopedia for the field.

          REF TP9.E685
          Encyclopedia of Chemical Technology

          REF TA357.E53
          Encyclopedia of Fluid Mechanics

          REF TA459.M43
          ASM Handbook

          Biographies

          REF Q141.M15
          McGraw Hill Modern Scientists and Engineers

           

              
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