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Engineering: General

Getting Started

Various types of literature are identifiable through TechCat, the library catalog, and our subscription databases. Many of these are available electronically, while others may be found in the print collection or requested through interlibrary loan.

Start with TechCat

  • overview search for books & articles
  • automatically searches many of our databases but you may also add specific ones to broaden the search
  • place Interlibrary Loan requests directly from item record

Search a database (from Library Guides

  • deeper indexing
  • most databases are subject specific so may provide more complete results

If you have questions, please contact a Reference Librarian. (248-204-3000 or


Search the ebooks collections separately.

Subject Guides

To search for journal articles, conference proceedings, etc., select the most appropriate subject area below. Some topic areas may have more than one guide.

Find Articles (General Engineering)

The indexes/databases below cover all areas of Engineering.

More Databases

These databases may also be helpful. Remember, if the full-text is not at your fingertips, try Link Resolver in the citation record.


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Citation Tools

Need help? Contact the library at 248.204.3000 or email