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Mechanical Engineering - Materials Engineering Senior Design

January 2, 2013

Books Click on the links below to see what books are available in the library in some key areas

To find additional books on, search in our online catalog using Advanced Keyword searching. 

Using Summon: Try Summon to find books, articles and more. See also What is Summon? How can I use it?

  • Click on Articles & More Tab in the Library Home page
  • For example, type 'Biorobotic Fish' and click on Search Library link.
  • Refine your search results by selecting an option from the left column. For example, select 'ebook' option. You will see a listing with links to  electronic books.
  • Try Summon for quick search. For more in depth search, explore the resources below.

Electronic Books Click on the links below to access electronic books (Access only to Drexel faculty and students)

See also: Comprehensive Composite Materials, Encyclopedia of Materials and Encyclopedia of Polymer Science and Technology

Electronic Databases Use databases below to find scholarly journal articles on the topic of your research project.

Brief description for electronic databases: Various Electronic Databases

News and Recent Developments Use the following databases to find developing news stories on various technologies in magazines and newspapers

Patent Searching United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) The USPTO offers web access to bibliographic and full-text patent databases. These databases provide full-text of patents from 1976 to the present and full page images from 1790 to the present. See What is a Patent? , Patent Searching Tips, 'Manual of Patent Classification'

See Technology Commercialization at Drexel and  Patent Policy (Re: Intellectual Property).


Fresh Patents Provides access to the latest published US patent applications each week BEFORE the USPTO decision to grant/deny. Given a patent number, will return a free, pdf formated version of the patent. The Google Patent Search covers the entire collection of patents made available by the USPTO--from patents issued in the 1790s to present. Plagiarism

Technical Reports

  • A technical report is a document that describes the process, progress, or results of technical or scientific research, or the state of a technical or scientific research problem.

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