NEW EBOOKS: SCIENCEDIRECT PICKS

The IMechE library has recently started a trial with ScienceDirect, which gives IMechE members free access to over 1,000 recently published ebooks. Subjects covered include engineering, energy, and materials, all published from 2017 onwards. Access will last a year and the most heavily used titles will be acquired permanently for your library! Head to ScienceDirect to start browsing! Here’s our selection of some our recently purchased ebooks … Continue reading NEW EBOOKS: SCIENCEDIRECT PICKS

NEW EBOOKS: HARVARD BUSINESS REVIEW COLLECTION

Due to the ongoing COVID-19 situation, EBSCO and Harvard Business Review have opened up their collections to give free unlimited user access to the Harvard Business Review ebook collection. The collection contains the complete catalogue of Harvard Business Review e-books.  With over 600 e-books that include 400+ monographs, newly published e-books, seminal works, and 150+ article compilations of the HBR Classics series, the IMechE library … Continue reading NEW EBOOKS: HARVARD BUSINESS REVIEW COLLECTION

NEW EBOOKS: TOP ENGINEERING TEXTBOOKS

The IMechE library has recently started a trial with ScienceDirect, which gives IMechE members free access to over 1,000 recently published ebooks. Subjects covered include engineering, energy, and materials, all published from 2017 onwards. Access will last a year and the most heavily used titles will be acquired permanently for your library! Head to ScienceDirect to start browsing! Here’s our selection of the top engineering textbooks included … Continue reading NEW EBOOKS: TOP ENGINEERING TEXTBOOKS

NEW EBOOKS: TOP ENGINEERING HANDBOOKS

The IMechE library has recently started a trial with ScienceDirect, which gives IMechE members free access to over 1,000 recently published ebooks. Subjects covered include engineering, energy, and materials, all published from 2017 onwards. Access will last a year and the most heavily used titles will be acquired permanently for your library! Head to ScienceDirect to start browsing! Here’s our selection of the top engineering … Continue reading NEW EBOOKS: TOP ENGINEERING HANDBOOKS

BROWZINE CHROME EXTENSION: HOW TO USE LIBKEY NOMAD

The IMechE Library has recently subscribed to BrowZine. What’s BrowZine, you ask? It’s a user-friendly way to browse and read journals anywhere – online, on your phone, your tablet, even offline. Let us take you through it! If you haven’t read our introduction to BrowZine, click here. So now you’re a BrowZine genius, following your favourite journals and using the app on your phone to read … Continue reading BROWZINE CHROME EXTENSION: HOW TO USE LIBKEY NOMAD

HOW TO USE THE BROWZINE APP

The IMechE Library has recently subscribed to BrowZine. What’s BrowZine, you ask? It’s a user-friendly way to browse and read journals anywhere – online, on your phone, your tablet, even offline. Let us take you through it! If you haven’t read our introduction to BrowZine, click here. How to download the BrowZine app Go to your usual app store, for example, Google Play or App … Continue reading HOW TO USE THE BROWZINE APP

HVAC ENGINEERING CONFERENCE: RESOURCES

Will you be attending the upcoming HVAC Engineering conference on Design, Commissioning and Operational Considerations for Large Infrastructure? In this two-day event, engineers will have the opportunity to learn from experts in nuclear, construction, pharmaceutical, data centres, railway, commercial buildings, biomedical, and tunnelling. Why not check out these HVAC-related titles from the IMechE online library too? Continue reading HVAC ENGINEERING CONFERENCE: RESOURCES

Colour photograph of a pair of hands wearing purple gloves holding a glass lantern slide.

BEHIND THE SCENES: DIGITISING OUR PHOTOGRAPHIC COLLECTION

This blog series hopes to share some what we are doing behind the scenes and why. This blog will be looking at the digitisation of some of our photographic collections which formed the focus of the second half of 2019. What to digitise? Digitisation relies on us selecting which material to digitise and as with any selection process this means that we select according to … Continue reading BEHIND THE SCENES: DIGITISING OUR PHOTOGRAPHIC COLLECTION

FROM THE GALLERY: MARINE ENGINEERS AND HOW TO BECOME ONE (1897)

The IMechE Library has been providing an information service to members since at least 1877, even before the Institution moved into its current location in One Birdcage Walk. It still holds many early engineering works, most of which are now located on the galleries which surround the library room. This series of posts looks at the fascinating stories these works can tell about history of … Continue reading FROM THE GALLERY: MARINE ENGINEERS AND HOW TO BECOME ONE (1897)

Image showing a model water rube boiler

A LOOK AT: A MODEL THOMPSON WATER TUBE BOILER

This model of a Thompson water-tube boiler forms part of the IMechE artefact collection. Dating from c.1942, the model was made at the Ettingshall Boiler Works. It was likely created for the purpose of demonstration. This particular model has been 3D photographed and the 3D image is available to view via our Virtual Archive. You may give it a spin here: https://archives.imeche.org/archive/artefacts/591369-thompson-water-tube-boiler? The original premise … Continue reading A LOOK AT: A MODEL THOMPSON WATER TUBE BOILER