RESOURCES GUIDE: ACCESS ENGINEERING

This series of resources guides take a closer look at the databases our members have access to through the IMechE Library. This time we’re exploring Access Engineering – an award-winning engineering reference and teaching platform. Access Engineering provides access to 700 handbooks, as well as materials and properties data, equations, and instructional videos covering every major discipline. Books Access Engineering is part of McGraw-Hill Education, … Continue reading RESOURCES GUIDE: ACCESS ENGINEERING

RESOURCES GUIDE: KNOVEL

This series of resources guides take a closer look at the databases our members have access to through the IMechE Library. First up, we’re taking a closer look at Knovel – a technical reference database. Knovel provides access to core engineering handbooks, as well as tools to help with material and property data, an equation calculator and a unit converter. Books Knovel’s collection of 400 … Continue reading RESOURCES GUIDE: KNOVEL

DESIGN CHALLENGE: ONLINE LIBRARY RESOURCES

The Design Challenge gives first and second year undergraduates a taste of the ‘real world’ of engineering, challenging them to design, create, present and run a device to a strict technical specification.  This year, the Challenge is to design a small-scale device to fire a squash ball attached to a line indoors over various distances. This simulates a Line Launcher – a device used to … Continue reading DESIGN CHALLENGE: ONLINE LIBRARY RESOURCES

APPRENTICE AUTOMATION CHALLENGE: ONLINE LIBRARY RESOURCES

The Apprentice Automation Challenge provides a brilliant opportunity for talented apprentices to compete in an innovative design and manufacturing challenge to improve an everyday home or garden device. The Challenge is open to teams of apprentices from companies, colleges and training providers of engineering and manufacturing technologies. Participants will be asked to submit a report which is to include a design specification, manufacturing instructions, user … Continue reading APPRENTICE AUTOMATION CHALLENGE: ONLINE LIBRARY RESOURCES

RAILWAY CHALLENGE: ONLINE LIBRARY AND ARCHIVE RESOURCES

The Railway Challenge, organised by our Railway Division, provides a brilliant opportunity for aspiring teams to compete in a challenging industry-specific competition, showcasing their skills, expertise, knowledge, and business acumen. The Challenge, now in its ninth successive year, continues to bring together teams of university students, as well as apprentices and graduates working in industry across the world to test their business knowledge, design ability and … Continue reading RAILWAY CHALLENGE: ONLINE LIBRARY AND ARCHIVE RESOURCES

UAS CHALLENGE: ONLINE LIBRARY RESOURCES

The Unmanned Aircraft Challenge (UAS) was launched in 2014 with the key objectives of developing professional engineers and inspiring the next generation. Teams of undergraduates from all over the world take part, undertaking a full design and build cycle of a UAS with specific mission objectives. This year, the event is taking place virtually, with the virtual awards ceremony taking place on 19th June. Teams … Continue reading UAS CHALLENGE: ONLINE LIBRARY RESOURCES

NEW EBOOKS: SCIENCEDIRECT PICKS

As part of Elsevier’s response to COVID19, ScienceDirect have opened up their collections to make more STEM research available. These ebooks are freely accessible until 15th June – take a look at our selection below. Head to ScienceDirect to start browsing! Essential MATLAB for Engineers and Scientists 7th edition, 2020 Brian D. Hahn and Daniel T. Valentine This book provides a concise, balanced overview of MATLAB’s functionality, … 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