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Listed below are e-book collections providing reference and background information on topics in Energy Engineering.. Additional titles in both print and electronic formats may be found using Franklin, our online catalog.
IHS Engineering360 Product Finder
Provides access to over 590,000 electrical, mechanical and optical component families. You will need to register (this is free!) to access the product information.
Product information from American manufacturing companies. Access is free, although registration is required to search the database. It is an excellent source for finding out who makes what.
EEM (Electronic Engineers Master) is a compilation of catalogs of electronic components, equipment, and services. Search by product type (transformers, integrated circuits, filters, etc.) or by manufacturer. Product information is taken directly from the manufacturer's or supplier's catalog.
eFunda, or engineering Fundamentals, is a freely accessible website providing reference resources and tools for engineers. Also available are links to (mostly) free trade publications in a variety of industries.
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: Penn's Library Catalog
Searches the print and electronic holdings of the Penn Libraries system.
An "online catalog of online catalogs," WorldCat enables you to search for materials from libraries around the world in one interface.
Google Books Search
Allows you to search the full text of selected books. You may need to register for a free account at https://www.google.com/accounts/NewAccount if you do not already have one.
BorrowDirect and E-ZBorrow
Search the catalogs of partner institutions that promise a 3-5 day delivery of books unavailable at Penn.
Interlibrary Loan Article Request
ILL will obtain journal articles and conference papers not available in Penn Library collections. Deliver is usually with 24-48 hours.