Resources for MSE 410/411 (Capstone project)

If you need help, please contact Shiyi Xie, Liaison Librarian at 778-782-8023 or or Ask a librarian.

This page is intended to help you with your MSE 410/411 capstone project. You can also refer to the research guides for Engineering and  for general information. 

Slides from class (Jan 29, 2020)

Research sources

Ei Compendex
Multidisciplinary index to journal articles and trade publications in engineering.

ASME Digital Collections
Journals from the ASME (American Society of Mechanical Engineers) Digital Collection covering content in mechanical engineering and related engineering fields, such as medical device research, energy resources, and nuclear engineering.

IEEE Xplore
(IEEE/IET Electronic Library): Electrical and Computer Engineering, Computer Science, Mechanical Engineering, Physics, Materials Science

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. 

Springer Link
Ebooks, journals, conference papers, and reference works published by Springer


Techstreet Enterprise

SFU Library Guide to Standards


Canadian Patent Database
Patent Information Guide


Frost & Sullivan database. SFU Library's main source for in-depth market research and strategy reports of emerging technologies.  

Citation / Citation management

Brief IEEE style manual

Full IEEE style manual

Citation management software and tools

Setting up Zotero (slideshow)

Writing support

Literature reviews in the applied sciences
Science Research Writing for Non-Native Speakers of English (print & e-book)
Writing consultations (Student Learning Commons) 


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Last revised: 2024-05-22