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MEAM 5040 Tribology: Background Information

This guide provides information resources to support MEAM 5040 Tribology

E-book Databases

Listed below are e-book collections and individual titles providing reference and background information on topics in Nanotribology and related topics.  Additional titles in both print and electronic formats may be found using Franklin, our online catalog.  

General Tribology References

Physics and Surface Chemistry Background References

Finding Books

Books are a great source of background information on a topic.  One thing to be aware of with this type of literature, however, is that the information contained is not necessarily the most current, as the publication process for a book is lengthy.

The primary tool to search the Engineering books in our collection is our online catalog, Franklin, which is linked below.  Also provided are tools for searching beyond Penn's collections.  Print books are located primarily in Van Pelt and LIBRA, our remote storage facility.

Franklin Search

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Search Franklin to determine whether or not Penn owns a book or encyclopedia of interest.
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