Engineering Research Guide

FDU Frank Giovatto Library 2015 

Find about technical reports,standards, terminology and technology in engineering. Need more information?  A librarian can help.

CoolCAT    FDU online library catalog contains information about engineering found in print, electronic books,dvds ,videos, and in other  materials available at Giovatto through our FDU Libraries. Search by keyword,subject, publisher, or other options.

Giovatto Library books are on the shelves in call number order using the Library of Congress classification system . For browsing in the collection see the general  areas in Engineering below

T    Technology.Industrial Engineering.Computer Graphics

TA  Engineering. Civil Engineering

TE  Highway Engineering

TH  Building Construction

TJ   Mechanical Engineering.Robotics

TK  Electrical Engineering.Electronics.Telecommunications

TP  Chemical Technology

VM  Marine Engineering


Science and technology encyclopedias and engineering handbooks are good starting points to get an overview of your topic. There are print and online general engineering resources.


Credo Reference is an online reference oollection of digital works in engineering, including measurement conversions, among other subjects, with images, audio and text covering ancient times to present. Choose FDU Online Library from the FDU Library webpage for database access.

The pocket illustrated dictionary of engineering terms.(FDU)E-BookTA9.T56 2001eb

McGraw-Hill yearbook of science and technology(FDU) Reference Q121.M312 2014


There are subject specific engineering publications.


The essential guide to telecommunications.Annabel Dodd.. Giovatto(FDU)New Bookshelf TK5101.D54 2012

Elementary surveying Charles GhilaniGiovatto(FDU)New Bookshelf TA545.G3952012

Perry’s  chemical engineers’ handbook Giovatto(FDU)TP151.P45 2008


Engineering course reserves. FDU faculty set aside course reserves for their classes at the Giovatto circulation desk for exclusive use inside the library with your FDU ID card.


Vector mechanics for engineers Beer.Giovatto(FDU)Reserve TA350 B3552 2007



To find  published articles on engineering in journals, magazines or newspapers, look for your topic in printed, or in computer indexes found in our FDU  Online Library databases .  

Article computer indexes covering engineering. Sources are multidisciplinary in science, mathematics & technology, of which engineering is a part. Choose FDU Online Library from the FDU Library webpage for access to databases listed below.

ACM Digital Library

American Chemical Society

Gale Science


ProQuest AP Science



Science Online


Additional FDU Online Library databases covering Engineering

ProQuest Dissertations & Thesis:Science & Engineering

Library, Information Science and Technology Abstracts


Areas  of Specialization

Engineering careers              Ferguson’s Career Guidance Center

Engineering in education       ERIC resources in teaching engineering

Biomedical engineering         MEDLINE


Engineering news and current trends may also be viewed in the following print titles through the Giovatto Periodicals department, Journal of engineering technology, Mechanical engineering,MIT technology review and Plastics technology, among others.


How to cite your sources in Engineering. Citation style guides  are found by searching CoolCAT, FDU Online Library catalog. Ask your instructor which citation style you should use for your assignment.

Chicago manual of style.University of Chicago Press.Giovatto(FDU)Reference Z253.U69 2010






Searching non-FDU web resources in Engineering through the open web.


ASTM International American Society for Testing and Materials

The Handbook of Standardization describes the US Standards system and more.


Environmental Protection Agency

Laws. Regulations. Environmental Test Methods and Guidellines.


IEEE Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers

The Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) is a professional association. Their site has identity standards, statistics,and includes the IEEE editorial style manual


National Technical Information Service

NTIS electronic catalog is a database of titles from the National Technical Information Service of the US Department of Commerce. Search to locate technical reports and order publications.

A gateway to science information resources of the U.S. government. Search both government web sites and government databases.


Ultimate Civil Engineering Directory

A portal of selected civil engineering web links chosen by professionals in the field


United States Patent and Trademark Office

The USPTO’s web page offers information on all aspects of patents and trademarks..