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Mechanical and Nuclear Engineering

Using tertiary sources for background research

Tertiary sources compile, summarize, index, or help identify scholarly sources on a topic. They are useful for background research or to get an overview of a topic before delving into secondary or primary sources. Common tertiary sources for the School of Mechanical Engineering include dictionaries, encyclopedias, handbooks, and other reference sources.

From this page you can access selected resources for background research.

Resources for background research

Collections of handbooks

Selected electronic background books and databases for the School of Mechanical Engineering

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