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Mechanical Engineering & Technology

This Research Guide provides information about mechanical engineering & technology resources found in the CCCC libraries and online.


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Primary Library Resources

check mark iconFind trade journal articles, eBooks, newspaper articles, and more in the databases linked below. These links will take you to highest quality search engines for your field.

desktop computer iconFind trade journal articles, eBooks, newspaper articles, and more in the databases linked below. These links will take you to high quality search engines that will help you find the resources you need.

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No time to search? The library's databases also provide access to hundreds of thousands of eBooks. Take a look at the recommended title(s) linked below. 

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Find physical books by searching our online catalog on the library's homepage. You can browse in person and pick up these books by visiting your local library branch. Here are our hours and locations.

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Working with Mechanical Engineering: In this program, four young people who use mechanical engineering skills in their work, talk about their working lives, career paths, and what they enjoy about their jobs.

Overview to Computer Assisted Drafting: This program explores how computer assisted drafting (CAD) has replaced the hand tools used in previous years. The computer has changed the way work is completed, saves time and money, and produces a better product. A thorough history documents the technological advances leading to CAD, beginning with the late 1950s. Continuing development promises to allow greater creative output. A detailed examination of CAD hardware and software notes the many upgrades leading to the AutoCAD program. Three dimensional images generated with CAD bypass the need for physical models. This capability extends to computer-animated tours and continues to expand drafting into new areas. (16 minutes)

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We can also direct you to resources outside of the library's databases. See below for a selection of websites related to your field.

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Want to learn more about a particular career? These resources will help you learn more about the potential a career field holds.