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Mechanical and Automotive Engineering: Home

Mechanical and Automotive Engineering

Library services for studying online [COVID-19]

*STUDYING ONLINE - COVID-19 SUPPORT* 

In addition to this guide, please see our guide to Library Services for Studying Onlinewhich will help you to effectively use our online services.

For the latest information on access to the Library building, computers and books, please see our COVID-19 FAQs.

Introduction

Welcome to the library guide for Mechanical and Automotive Engineering. Here you will find the key databases to use for your subject, along with links to other useful information, such as market research and the latest industry news. Use the "help with searching" tab above to view guides on how to use the library's databases.

Please contact us on library@hud.ac.uk, or come and see us at the Subject Enquiry Desk on Floor 4 of the Library, if you need any help, and please let us know if there are any key resources you think should be added to this guide.

Library Computer Software

Adobe and Microsoft programmes are installed on all library computers as standard. Some specialist software is also available. For a full list, please see the library's website: What software is in the Library?

Key Resources

The main way to search for books, journal articles and more is by using Summon. However sometimes you may need to use more specialist resources for your studies, particularly for final year projects, research and dissertations.

Use the links below to access specialist information for your subject area - these resources may be harder to find via Summon, and Google won't find them at all!

Use the links below for news and opinions on the mechanical and automotive industries, aimed at industry professionals.

Market research, from reputable sources, is usually not freely available. We subscribe to several sources of market information which are available through the links below. These can be useful for researching the market for engineering applications.

These online resources are useful sources of information on energy policy, energy sources, and renewable energy

Finding Open Access research online

Below are some useful tools for finding Open Access research papers outside of Summon.

Quick Links