Background information: Engineering information resources

Reference sources

Includes: encyclopedias &  handbooks

Platform for searching technical ebooks, engineering equations, data points, and materials or substances by name or by property.

Engineering reference sources, including Marks' Standard Handbook for Mechanical Engineers, Perry's Chemical Engineers Handbook, Standard Handbook for Electrical Engineers, Roark's Formulas for Stress and Strain. 

Batteries : present and future energy storage challenges  Part 1 of the Encyclopedia of Electrochemistry, this comprehensive, two-volume handbook offers an up-to-date and in-depth review of the battery technologies in use today. 

Encyclopedia of environmental management. A comprehensive overview of environmental problems, their sources, their assessment, and their solutions.

Encyclopedia of Sustainable Technologies
An authoritative assessment of the sustainable technologies that are currently available or in development.

Encyclopedia of Renewable and Sustainable Materials
Research and development on all aspects of renewable, recyclable and sustainable materials.

Synthesis Digital Library of Engineering and Computer Science
50- to 100-page electronic books that synthesize an important research or development topic. Subjects include: antennas; case studies in engineering; digital circuits and systems; emerging engineering technologies; signal processing; synthetic biology.

Data-Planet statistical datasets
A repository of public, private and commercial sources of standardized and structured statistical data. Includes Statistics Canada sources. 

Engineering dictionaries

Use a dictionary for concise definitions of words/concepts.

Not finding what you are looking for? Try a keyword search in the Library Catalogue  for dictionary and your topic, or encyclopedia and your topic, e.g., software engineering encyclopedia, or, contact Holly Hendrigan, Engineering Librarian.  We have many more engineering encyclopedias and dictionaries.