NEW BOOKS ADDED TO THE ONLINE LIBRARY

It’s difficult for us to create a display of new books in the IMechE Library these days. This is because we buy almost all our new titles as ebooks – we’ve added over 1,000 titles this year already! Online titles can be accessed whenever, wherever, which really suits our members, who are based all over the world. This blog post acts as a virtual display … Continue reading NEW BOOKS ADDED TO THE ONLINE LIBRARY

FROM THE GALLERY: EAST INDIAN RAILWAY – DRAWINGS OF ROLLING STOCK (1888)

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: EAST INDIAN RAILWAY – DRAWINGS OF ROLLING STOCK (1888)

THE IMECHE LIBRARY IN 1899

The Library at One Birdcage walk not only retains many of its original architectural features dating back to the opening of the building in 1899, but also some of its collections! 120 years to the day since the official opening, we’re reflecting on what the Library was like at that time. The Institution of Mechanical Engineers was founded in Birmingham in 1847 to “give an … Continue reading THE IMECHE LIBRARY IN 1899

FROM THE GALLERY: BRICK DRYING (1902)

The IMechE Library provides members with access to key engineering resources. While today this is increasingly in the form of engineering databases or online journals and texts, the 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 … Continue reading FROM THE GALLERY: BRICK DRYING (1902)

NEW JOURNALS ADDED TO THE ONLINE LIBRARY

Over 194 journals from the publisher Taylor and Francis have now been made available to members online, complementing the existing c.12,000 titles in the library’s online journal collections. The new journals cover the whole spectrum of engineering research including chemical, control, design, manufacturing, industrial and safety. Members can search and access content from the present day back to 1997 across top publications including: Science and … Continue reading NEW JOURNALS ADDED TO THE ONLINE LIBRARY

FROM THE GALLERY: LANCHESTER’S THE MUSICAL SCALE (1941)

The IMechE Library provides members with access to key engineering resources. While today this is increasingly in the form of engineering databases or online journals and texts, the 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 … Continue reading FROM THE GALLERY: LANCHESTER’S THE MUSICAL SCALE (1941)

NEW VIDEOS TO HELP YOU ACCESS LIBRARY RESOURCES

Whether you’re new to the Institution, or if you’ve not yet fully explored the resources the Library has to offer, we’ve created a set of short videos to help you find and access over 60,000 books, journals and standards in print and online. Our introductory video gives a 90-second overview of what Library Services are available: The next video demonstrates how to find and access … Continue reading NEW VIDEOS TO HELP YOU ACCESS LIBRARY RESOURCES

WHY READ CONFERENCE PAPERS?

Written papers produced as part of a conference are very popular among IMechE library users. They are a great place to find original content and cutting-edge ideas because of their short length and faster publication process. This blog post shows you how to access conference papers through your IMechE membership. ASME ASME publishes around 100 proceedings volumes annually on topics encompassing the entire spectrum of … Continue reading WHY READ CONFERENCE PAPERS?

NEW ONLINE RESOURCES TRIAL: ASM HANDBOOKS & ALLOY CENTER DATABASE

In response to demand for more online materials data, the Library team at IMechE have arranged a trial of two new resources throughout February 2019: ASM Handbooks and Alloy Centre Database. Follow the links, log in with your IMechE credentials and let us know what you think by emailing your comments to Sarah Rogers, Head of the Library At the end of February, we will consider … Continue reading NEW ONLINE RESOURCES TRIAL: ASM HANDBOOKS & ALLOY CENTER DATABASE

ACCESS HANDBOOKS ONLINE THROUGH YOUR IMECHE MEMBERSHIP

You’ll have already heard that IMechE membership gives you access to the full range of Library Services, but did you know that it also provides online access to core handbooks? This post shows you how to get quickly to those texts you need on a regular basis, saving you time and money. The library’s simple search box is the easiest way to find any resource, … Continue reading ACCESS HANDBOOKS ONLINE THROUGH YOUR IMECHE MEMBERSHIP