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ME 444 Mechanical Engineering Design: Find Books

This course guide provides information on a variety of library materials in print or online.


This database offers a comprehensive eBook collection that delivers more than 12,000 references in over 350 subject areas and more than 40 collections. It features online versions of renowned handbooks, such as the CRC Handbook of Chemistry and Physics and the CRC Handbook of Mechanical Engineering.

Other Reference Databases

VMI Library Catalog

Find books about mechanical engineering by using the search box below:

Tips for searching are:

  • Keyword
  • Subject Heading
  • Limit by format, author, date, and more

You can also browse the shelves for mechanical engineering books on the 400 level [TJ]. Call number ranges for mechanical engineering include:

  • TJ - Mechanical engineering and machinery
  • TJ163.13-163.25 - Power resources
  • TJ163.26-163.5 - Energy conservation
  • TJ170-179 - Mechanics applied to machinery. Dynamics
  • TJ181-210 - Mechanical movements
  • TJ210.2-211.47 - Mechanical devices and figures. Robots (General)
  • TJ212-225 - Control engineering systems. Automatic machinery (General)
  • TJ227-240 - Machine design and drawing
  • TJ241-254.7 - Machine construction (General)
  • TJ255-265 - Heat engines
  • TJ266-267.5 - Turbines. Turbomachines (General)
  • TJ268-740 - Steam engineering
  • TJ751-805 - Miscellaneous motors and engines, including gas, gasoline, diesel engines
  • TJ807-830 - Renewable energy sources
  • TJ836-927 - Hydraulic machinery
  • TJ940-940.5 - Vacuum technology
  • TJ950-1030 - Pneumatic machinery

ME Reference Books

VMI Design Team Projects

ME students can review these design studies by finding the location of the bound volumes from the library record at

Due to the library renovation you will find the entire collection of ME design studies located in the overflow serials in the stacks on the 5th floor.

ME Handbooks & Manuals

ASHRAE Handbook, Ref. TH 7011.A12  Consists of alternately issued volumes with subtitles: Refrigeration; Application; Systems & Equipment; and Fundamentals.

Mechanical Cost Data, Ref. TH 435.M435  R.S. Means publishes this handbook annually; the current edition is located in reference (Learning Commons).

Engineers access to find manufacturers, supplies, source products, details and images of engineering materials.  Access to product catalogs is also available @