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A guide to books, ebooks, journal articles, Internet resources and other material on the subject area of mechanical engineering.
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Credo Literati

Use Credo Literati to search through major reference sources such as online dictionaries, encyclopedias, biographies, quotations, and bilingual dictionaries.  In addition to Credo resources, Content pages also include news, images, videos, links to full-text articles and other resources in EBSCO, JSTOR, Gale Cengage and Google Books.  It even has a crossword solver and measurement conversions.  Updated regularly.  Only for UL Lafayette users.

Titles from this strong collection of over
780 titles

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Manufacturing Engineering Handbook, Second Edition - Hwaiyu Geng
ISBN: 9780071839778
Publication Date: 2015-10-26
This thoroughly updated resource offers complete details on traditional, advanced, and emerging manufacturing engineering processes. All new topics include cloud computing, Internet of Things, 3D printing, nano manufacturing and advanced manufacturing, and operations research.


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Find books and other resources in this list of print and online titles.

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ASM Materials Engineering Dictionary
Call Number: Ref TA 402 .A860 1992
ISBN: 0871704471

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Careers in Engineering, 2nd ed.
Call Number: TA157 .G3267 2003
ISBN: 0071390413

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Dictionary of Mechanical Engineering
Call Number: TJ9 .N28 1985
ISBN: 0408015055

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Encyclopedia of Fluid Mechanics
Call Number: Ref TA 357 .E53 1986
ISBN: 0872015130
9 vols.

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Encyclopedia of Materials Science & Engineering
Call Number: Ref TA 402 .E53 1986
ISBN: 0262022338

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Engineer’s and Manager’s Guide to Winning Proposals
Call Number: HF5718.5 .H45 1994
ISBN: 0890067805

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Expert Resumes For Manufacturing Careers
Call Number: Electronic Resource
ISBN: 1563709449

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Formulas for Stress, Strain, and Structural Matrices
Call Number: TA407.2 .P55 1994
ISBN: 0471527467

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Handbook of Heat and Mass Transfer
Call Number: TJ260 .H36 1986
ISBN: 0872014118
3 vols.

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History of Strength of Materials - Stephen P. Timoshenko
Call Number: TA405 .T489
ISBN: 0486611876
Publication Date: 1983
Excellent historical survey of the strength of materials with many references to the theories of elasticity and structure. 245 figures.

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Larousse Dictionary Of Science and Technology
Call Number: Ref Q123 .L37 1995
ISBN: 0752300105

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Marks Standard Handbook for Mechanical Engineers
Call Number: TJ151 .M37 1996
ISBN: 0070049971

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McGraw-Hill Encyclopedia of Science and Technology - McGraw-Hill Staff
Call Number: Ref Q121 .M3 2007
ISBN: 9780071441438
Publication Date: 2007-05-27
The definitive source for keeping up with the amazing changes in science and technology - complete with more than 1,700 new and updated articles. Featuring entries written by international leaders in science and technology selected by McGraw-Hill's distinguished board of consulting editors, no other reference so thoroughly and dynamically chronicles the expanding frontier, facts, and trends so vital to students, professionals, and general readers. Readers will find 7,000+ articles covering nearly 100 fields of science in this amazing 20 volume set. The new Tenth Edition features more than 1,700 new and updated articles, 12,000+ illustrations, and more than 5000 contributors. Also new to the Tenth Edition is a companion website that will provide selected updates to the Encyclopedia, along with additional material such as special graphics and illustrations.

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Mechanical Discipline-Specific Review for the FE/EIT Exam
Call Number: TA159 .S23 2006
ISBN: 1591260655

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Mechanical Engineers Data Handbook
Call Number: TJ151 .C36 1993B
ISBN: 0849377803

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Micromachining of Engineering Materials
Call Number: TJ1191.5 .M55245 2002
ISBN: 0824706447

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Newnes Mechanical Engineer's Pocket Book
Call Number: TJ151 .T54 1997
ISBN: 0750632623

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Opportunities in Engineering Careers
Call Number: Electronic Resource
ISBN: 0071415564
Click on link to access. Login required.

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The MEMS Handbook
Call Number: TJ151 .M46 2002
ISBN: 0849300770

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Theory of Flow and Fracture of Solids - Arpad Nadai
Call Number: TA405 .N24 V.1, 2nd ed.
Publication Date: 1950, 1953 rev ed.
Classic in the field.

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Theory of Plates and Shells - Stephen Timoshenko
Call Number: QA931 .T56 1959
ISBN: 0070858209
Publication Date: 1959
A classic in the field. Mostly discusses plastics.


eBooks on EBSCOHost

eBooks on EBSCOHost provides access to over 100,000 e-book titles.These e-books cover topics in business, computer science, education, history, literature, and much more. Reference, scholarly, professional and popular books are included.

The collection may be accessed directly from any computer at UL and may be accessed off-campus.  Just be sure to sign in with your CLID so that you may be recognized as a UL Lafayette user.

Each book is listed in the library's catalog. Click on the URL and a new window will take you to that title.  All ebooks are in Adobe Digital Editions or PDF format.  The entire UL collection may also be searched at the main web site. 

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Books from Momentum Press

Momentum Press Digital Library 2014/2015 (Engineering Collection) includes ebooks in industrial, mechanical, chemical, civil and environmental engineering, and material science.

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Business Fundamentals for Engineering Managers - Carl Chang
ISBN: 9781606504789
Publication Date: 2014-05-15
Engineering managers make long and lasting impact in industry by regularly developing new technology-based projects, new service innovations and/or efficiency-centered process improvements to create strategic differentiation and operational excellence. The book consists of three sets of business fundamentals. The new business vocabulary and useful analysis tools presented in this book will enable engineering managers to become more effective when interacting with senior management, and to ready themselves to assume higher-level corporate responsibilities. Readers will benefit from a greater depth of business fundamentals and increased decision-making capabilities.

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Idea Engineering - La Verne Abe Harris
ISBN: 9781606504727
Publication Date: 2014-01-01
Engineers and technologists often operate from a worldview of 'ones and zeros.' The mission of this book is to interject the colorful world of creative thinking to help engineers and technologists learn to think and work differently. The material in this book is organized to take the reader through basic concepts and techniques of creative thinking and innovation, to better solve engineering and technological challenges.

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Heat Transfer Virtual Lab for Students and Engineers - Harshad Mahajan; Ella Fridman
ISBN: 9781606505489
Publication Date: 2014-07-01
Laboratory experiments are a vital part of engineering education, which historically were considered impractical for distance learning. This book presents a guide for the practical employment of a heat transfer virtual lab for students and engineers. They introduce and explain LabVIEW in easy-to-understand language. LabVIEW is a proprietary software tool by National Instruments, and can be used to develop fairly complex instrumentation systems (measurement and control).

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Advanced Technologies in Biodiesel - Aminul Islam
ISBN: 9781606505021
Publication Date: 2014-02-01
Given the rapidly increasing demand for energy which is projected to double by mid-21st century, it is expected that biodiesels will become an important part of the global energy mix and make a significant contribution to meeting energy demand. This valuable book gives a critical review on the recently emerged process intensification technologies for biodiesel production as well as the various methods for assessing biodiesel fuel quality. The authors offer suggestions on selection of appropriate methods, making this book of particular interest to biochemical engineers, academics, post graduate and graduate students, and industrial researchers.

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Power Systems and Renewable Energy - Gary D. Price
ISBN: 9781606505700
Publication Date: 2014-07-01
The goal of this proposed text is to provide a recourse for engineering students interested in the design and operation of solar electric, solar thermal, wind, and other renewable systems.

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Sustainable Remediation of Contaminated Sites - Krishna Reddy; Jeffrey Adams
ISBN: 9781606505212
Publication Date: 2015-02-23
This book presents a holistic approach to remediation that considers ancillary environmental impacts and aims to optimize net effects to the environment. It addresses a broad range of environmental, social, and economic impacts during all remediation phases, and achieves remedial goals through more efficient, sustainable strategies that conserve resources and protect air, water, and soil quality through reduced emissions and other waste burdens. This book describes the decision framework, presents qualitative and quantitative assessment tools, including multi-disciplinary metrics, to assess sustainability, and reviews potential new technologies.


Gale Virtual Reference Library

An electronic database of encyclopedias, dictionaries and specialized reference sources for multidisciplinary research. Fully searchable across chapter, essays and other files.  Updated regularly.

This database is available only to UL Lafayette users.


Titles from the collection include:

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Alternative Energy - Neil Schlager; Jayne Weisblatt
Call Number: TJ808 .A475 2006
ISBN: 0787694401
Publication Date: 2006
This three-volume set introduces students to issues surrounding both current energy sources and alternative energy options. While there is significant discussion of the non-renewable resources now used to meet the majority of the world's energy needs (oil, coal and natural gas), the primary focus of the set is on newer options to meet the ever-growing demand. These options include wind and solar energy, fuel cells, hydropower, geothermal power and biomass energy. In addition, more theoretical sources are also explored, including cold fusion, zero point energy and universal forces. Entries discuss the science behind the energy source, notable scientists and scientific discoveries, current examples of use, and the issues, challenges and obstacles to large-scale use. Arranged alphabetically by entry name.

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Encyclopedia of Science,Technology and Ethics - Carl Mitcham
Call Number: Q175.35 .E53 2005
ISBN: 9780028658315
Publication Date: 2005
Moral teachings and ethical questions about the creation and use of science and technology have been a part of religious and philosophical traditions from the earliest periods. Today, the challenges are more global in scope and are intensified by terrorists opposed to many dimensions of the scientific and technological world. New fields of ethical reflection--computer ethics, environmental ethics, communication ethics, genethics--are emerging to deal with the world that science and technology have created. The "Encyclopedia of Science, Technology, and Ethics considers both the professional ethics of science and technology, and the ethical and political issues raised by science and technology in an increasingly complex and global society. This broad coverage supports the numerous courses in applied and professional ethics and policy related to the practice of science and technology in education. Additionally, it provides a practical introduction to useful knowledge and ideas for both professionalsand general readers.

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Environmental Issues: Essential Primary Sources - K. Lee Lerner; Brenda Wilmoth Lerner
Call Number: GE105 .E5825 2006
ISBN: 1414406258
Publication Date: 2006
Environmental Issues: Essential Primary Sources attempts to present sources and commentary that are readable, interesting, and that instruct, challenge, and excite a range of student and reader interests. The sources in this book were also specifically chosen to reflect the diversity of environmental issues facing present and future generations.

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Macmillan Encyclopedia of Energy - John Zumerchik (Editor)
ISBN: 9780028650210
Publication Date: 1905-06-01
Trends in the declining supply of fossil fuels, growing demand for electricity, and the controversies over nuclear power and the impacts of energy use on the environment are making the understanding of energy an increasingly vital topic. This set provides an important multidisciplinary overview of the many related topics in language that will be accessible to a wide range of users. Articles explore everything from Albert Einstein, seismic energy, and acid rain, to lasers and building design. The Encyclopedia supports the curriculum in earth science, chemistry and life sciences, social studies, political science and more.

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Space Sciences - Patricia Dasch (Editor)
ISBN: 9780028655468
Publication Date: 2002-09-16
From the history of space exploration to the future of space business, this set offers a broad survey of the space sciences. It includes biographies of scientists and the spacerelated job market.


Oxford Reference Online

The Oxford Reference Collection offers a huge range of fully-indexed, extensively linked, up to date, and cross-searchable dictionary, language reference, and subject reference works published by Oxford University Press, including detailed information across a broad subject range from titles in the world-renowned Oxford Companions series.

Find a wealth of facts, figures, definitions, and translations from one of the world's biggest and most trusted reference publishers, including more than 50,000 additional in-depth, scholarly articles from titles in the acclaimed Oxford Companions series.

Titles are listed in the library's catalog as electronic resources, including the following:

This database is available only to UL Lafayette users.


HathiTrust Digital Library

HathiTrust is a partnership of academic and research institutions that provides access to digitized books, periodicals, primary source documents and manuscripts. Most public domain materials are available in full text; materials still under copyright are searchable.


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