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This is the subject guide for all engineering disciplines. Please see tabs for civil, electrical, and mechanical.


Welcome to this Engineering Library Guide.  Use this guide to help you find resources to help you complete your assignments.  If you need additional help, please stop by the Research Center on the 2nd floor of McQuade Library!

Steps for Getting Started

1. Select a topic: Many of you probably knew the minute your professor started talking about this assignment what you would want to research, but if you are having problems coming up with a topic, check out the Global Issues in Context database or browse Engineering and Technology journals on Browzine for ideas.

2. Gather background information: Use Google. Try searching AccessScience, AccessEngineering, and Gale Ebooks, and other encyclopedias and reference sources. Search the McQuade Library Catalog to find books on your topic.

3. Identify current research and future trends: To find the latest articles about your topic, you'll need to look for journal articles. Try the following databases as well as MACKsearch and Google Scholar:

4. Cite your sources: If you need help with APA format, check out the page on APA to help get you started.  If you have any questions, stop by the Research Center on the 2nd floor of McQuade Library and ask!

5. Reach out: Don't hesitate to contact your librarians to get some help! Email us at, send us a text at 978-228-2275 or a chat. Visit us in the Research Center on the second floor of McQuade Library.


Selected Engineering E-books

Selected Databases

Books to Check Out!

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