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Engineering science and mechanics

Engineering science encompasses many aspects of engineering and science, but emphasizes the mechanical sciences. Depending upon the curricular options taken, the Virginia Tech graduate should be able to pursue careers from other disciplinary streams, such as mechanical engineers, aerospace engineers, materials engineers, materials scientists, biomedical engineers, and even chemical and civil engineers. An engineering physics option within ESM allows a student to consider fields such as nanotechnology, engineering facets of particle physics, and various aspects of the development of advanced materials.

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  • Engineering Village

        Engineering Village
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    Engineering Village

    Engineering Village is the search interface to three engineering databases: Compendex, Inspec, and NTIS. Compendex indexes citations and abstracts from over 5,000 engineering journals, conference papers, books, patents, dissertations, and technical reports. Inspec indexes citations and abstracts from journal articles, conference proceedings, books, and dissertations in engineering and physical sciences. NTIS indexes citations and abstracts of National Technical Information Service reports and audiovisual materials from sources such as NASA and the departments of Energy and Defense. 1884-present.  

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  • IEEE Xplore Digital Library

        IEEE
    This resource is restricted to Virginia Tech users only This resource provides a mobile interface; see description for link Screencast tutorials available for this resource Contents of this resource available through Summon database provides Get VText links

    IEEE Xplore Digital Library

    IEEE Xplore is a digital library providing full text access to the world’s highest quality technical literature in electrical engineering, computer science, electronics, and related disciplines. IEEE Xplore contains full text documents from IEEE journals, transactions, magazines, letters, conference proceedings, standards, and IET (Institution of Engineering and Technology) publications. Full text content is provided as PDFs. 1893-present, full text from 1988-present.

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  • Science Citation Index from Thomson Reuters Web of Knowledge

        ISI Web of Science
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    Science Citation Index from Thomson Web of Science

    Science Citation Index, a subset of Web of Science, indexes citations, abstracts, and some full text from journal articles, books, and conference proceedings in all science disciplines. You can search cited references. 1975-present (older data available in print).   

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  • Biotechnology & Bioengineering Abstracts from ProQuest

        ProQuest search screen
    This resource is restricted to Virginia Tech users only Sponsored by VIVA, the Virtual Library of Virginia Screencast tutorials available for this resource Contents of this resource available through Summon database provides Get VText links

    Biotechnology and Bioengineering Abstracts from ProQuest

    Biotechnology Research Abstracts indexes citations and abstracts in medicine, agriculture, and engineering related journals, books, conference proceedings, dissertations, and patents. You can limit to peer-reviewed sources. 1982-present.  

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  • Ergonomics Abstracts from EBSCOhost

        EBSCOhost interface
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    Ergonomics Abstracts from EBSCOhost

    Ergonomics Abstracts indexes citations and abstracts from journals, ebooks, and reference works that cover the health and engineering aspects of ergonomics. 1985-present.  

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  • PubMed/MEDLINE from the NLM

        National Library of Medicine
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    PubMed/MEDLINE from the NLM

    PubMed indexes citations, abstracts, and some full text for biomedical literature from MEDLINE, life science journals, and online books in the life sciences, including the fields of medicine, nursing, dentistry, veterinary medicine, the health care system, and preclinical sciences. Advanced search limits include types of articles (such as clinical trial, case reports, or review), human or animal studies, and age of subjects. Full text provided as HTML and PDF. 1947-present.  

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