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Fundamentals of Engineering: Home

This guide is intended to provide a general introduction to the key information resources which are useful for all engineers.

Finding books

Electronic Books

Search in various electronic book collections about topic related to biomedical engineering

Finding Articles

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 ‘humanoid robot’ and click on Search Library link.
  • Refine your search results by selecting an option from the left column.

Search for articles using Engineering Village

Electronic Databases

Use databases below to find scholarly journal articles about the topic of your research project.

Patents

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?

See Patent Searching Tips.
See 'Research - Protecting your Inventions' 
See 'Manual of Patent Classification'

Fresh Patents
Provides access to the latest published US patent applications each week BEFORE the USPTO decision to
grant/deny.

pat2pdf.org
Given a patent number, pat2pdf.org 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.

Engineering Standards

Engineering Standards:

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IEEE Standards:

  • IEEE Xplore  - Click on Standards
    With an active portfolio of nearly 1,300 standards and projects under development, IEEE is a leading developer of industry standards in a broad range of technologies.

Defense and federal specifications and standards

ASSIST Quick Search

Searching for standards from other organizations such as ISO or SAE.

Find standard number and the title for each standard you need from the other organizations.

MAD CAD

  • MAD CAD
    Mad Cad is a database with access to cross-referenced collections of building, electrical, mechanical, plumbing, fire, and maintenance codes from BOCA, SBCCI, ICBO, ICC, and NFPA. Some ASHRAE standards are also available.

To obtain any other standards, or if you have any other questions, please contact Jay Bhatt, Liaison Librarian for Engineering, Hagerty Library room 127, Phone: 215-895-1873. Email: bhattjj@drexel.edu

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Technical Reports

What is a technical report? 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.