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Exploratory search "manufacturing processes", "casting", "cold rolling", etc. in TechCat+ for books, ebooks, journal articles.
Find peer reviewed articles in many of the databases. A good one to start researching is ScienceDirect. But don't limit yourself to just one database.
SAE Transactions is not peer reviewed but the collection has many high quality papers focusing on application.
Peer reviewed Journals:
Materials & Manufacturing Processes
Journal of Manufacturing Processes
- published by SME but available through ScienceDirect
Databases That Index Articles & Provide Abstracts
Highly recommended databases - good for literature searches. Click "FullTextFinder" link to locate available full text.
Engineering Village (Compendex) Engineering Index, abstracts 1970 to present. This is comprehensive listing of engineering information: over 18.8 million records from 76 countries across 190 engineering disciplines. It is indexed specifically for engineers using the Engineering Index Thesaurus, making search results consistently accurate and relevant to engineering research. (No full-text: make sure to follow the link at the bottom of the abstract to look at all the LTU journal titles to try to find full-text.)
SCOPUS An excellent citation database indexing over 15,000 scholarly journals on all topics. Includes abstracts and article reference lists. Find out who is citing whom. Use the "WorldCat" link to determine if electronic full-text is available.
TechCat (Advanced Search) Overview of books, journal articles and visual material owned by or available through the LTU Library, and beyond. The main search includes 70 databases, and you can add more via Advanced Search. Items owned by LTU are at the top of your results list. Be sure to log into Canvas with your network credentials to access ebooks or full text.
ASM Handbooks Online American Society for Metals: The ASM Handbook Online. (Also known as the Metals Handbook.)
AccessEngineering Source for engineering handbooks, instructional videos, downloadable calculators, curriculum maps, search tools, interactive tables & graphs, study guides& global engineering news. Faculty note: books may be used as text books.
Find Articles in Periodical Literature -- Full Text Aavailable for Most Results
ScienceDirect Science, Technology, Health, Psychology, Management: full-text from 1995 to present - the GREEN box means full-text is available.
ASME Digital Library American Society of Mechanical Engineers publications (including ASME Transaction Journals and Conference Proceedings):
Journals - 2000 to current
Proceedings - 2008 to current
Emerald Engineering 19 peer-reviewed journals covering engineering research
SAGE Journals The SAGE Journals collection features high-impact, peer-reviewed, and interdisciplinary articles from more than 1,000 journals spanning the humanities, social sciences, and science, technology, engineering, and medicine.
Material Properties Database
Business Databases (EBSCO) An excellent starting point for topics related to business, leadership, finance & economics. Searches Business Abstracts with Full Text, Business Source Complete, Entrepreneurial Studies Source, OmniFile Full Text Select and Regional Business News.