Graham Isaac, Visiting Professor at the Institute of Medical and Biological Engineering, University of Leeds, reviews biomedical resources from the IMechE Library. Members can follow the links to find out about accessing titles. Ten recent online book titles Artificial organ engineering, 2017 Reviews the fundamentals of artificial organs: diffusion, mass transfer coefficient, membrane operations, adsorption and bioreactors. Details the basic requirements of major currently used … Continue reading TOP BIOMEDICAL RESOURCES


New Science Direct e-books IMechE members now have access to new e-books through Science Direct on topics from materials and medical devices to waste management and oil and gas engineering. Click the links in the list below to download the full text of the books as PDF documents. Visit Library Search to explore the full range of resources. Microfabrication and Precision Engineering Editor: J. Paulo … Continue reading NEW E-BOOKS


The IMechE Library have put together a special, seasonal reading list of selected UK and international papers from a variety of engineering industries including the automotive, aerospace, building and chemical industries. Topics include; building insulation, lighting and heating efficiency and studies on snow, de-icing and the effects of weather conditions on the ground and in the air. IMechE Members, you can read these papers by … Continue reading WINTER READING LIST


One of the newest services in the IMechE Virtual Library, ebrary, offers books from a whole range of publishers and allows you to download chapters or whole books to your PC, tablet or mobile, so you can consult technical data or catch up on professional reading wherever you are working, or when you are on the move. One Young Member commented: “24/7 access is particularly … Continue reading NEW EBRARY MEMBERS BOOKS

John Alfred Griffiths membership form


We get a great range of enquiries about the history of mechanical engineering and also, due to the launch of our membership records on Ancestry, we have had a surge of interest from people trying to uncover their family history. At the Institution we are expanding our digitisation programme to make our collections as accessible as possible. Digitisation is a long, expensive and sometimes unsuitable … Continue reading USING ARCHIVES

Fuselage Arrangement of the Experimental Aeroplane E28:39 from The First James Clayton Lecture: The Early History of the Whittle Jet Propulsion Gas Turbine Proceedings of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers June 1945 152: 419-435


Since 1847 Proceedings from the Institution of Mechanical Engineers meetings have been published. As the successor body of the Institutions of Automobile and Locomotive Engineers the collection covers the full range of mechanical engineering expertise (see below for a full list of titles). This vast archive of over 150 years worth of engineering knowledge is available to view in our Library at 1 Birdcage Walk or online … Continue reading IMechE PROCEEDINGS

ScienceDirect RELAUNCHED

The first year of the ScienceDirect service for IMechE members has proved a great success, so we have renewed the agreement giving members free access to up to 20 articles and chapters over the coming year.  ScienceDirect is the online platform of Elsevier, the world’s leading publisher of scientific, technical, and medical journals. The collection of 3,000 ejournals and 12,000 ebooks includes 14 out of the … Continue reading ScienceDirect RELAUNCHED

Library from above


In a joint project with Max Communications we are developing an exciting new remote learning space. The first new resource is a virtual library tour which will allow researchers to discover our library from the comfort of their own homes, wherever those homes might be. Use the target points to move around the page, test the link on the computer screens and go to the … Continue reading 3D LIBRARY AND MUSEUM PROJECT


We’ve just added a new set of fulltext e-books to the Knovel service for members in the Virtual Library. Top titles include Advanced engineering design, Forsthoffer’s best practice handbook for rotating machinery and the Subsea engineering handbook. They complement the thousands of ebooks, ejournals and databases already available to members online. Find the top resources for your industry in our updated subject guides. Virtual Library, … Continue reading NEW E-BOOKS