Guide to Engineering Projects
There are a number of information sources that you can use for researching for your projects and assignments. These come in a variety of formats such as Handbooks, Journals (Print & Electronic), Electronic databases and Internet sites. This guide lists the key resources to help you find relevant information.
- connect to the catalogue
This gives a list of all the books, journals, DVDs etc. that IT Tallaght library holds. It tells you whether an item is in stock, if it is on loan, how many copies are available and where it is shelved. You can also view what items you have on loan & place requests for items on loan by another user.
Printed journals are arranged in the same way as the Book Stock by Subject/Call No. for e.g. Popular Mechanics 620, Manufacturing Ireland 670.92. Current issues of journals are on display in the journal area of the library. Back issues are located underneath the display shelf or in the Journal Store Area. Journals may be consulted within the library only.
- ASM Handbooks R671
- Communications Handbook R621.381
- Electronic Engineers Handbook R621.381
- Engineered Materials Handbooks R620.11
- How Products are Made R600
- KEMPE’S Engineering Yearbook R620.0025
- Machinery Handbook R621.80212
- Mechanical Eng. Reference Handbook R621/SMI
- Metals Handbook R671
- Reference Manual for Telecommunications Engineering R621.382
- Standard Handbook of Engineering Calculations R620.00212
- American National Standards Institute (ANSI)
- British Standards on-line
- BSI Catalogue on-line
- International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC)
- National Standards Authority of Ireland (NSAI)
- British Library – Patents
- European Patents Office database
- The US Patent and Trademark Office's database
Student Theses and Projects
Previous engineering theses and projects are useful sources of information and are shelved in the Theses and Projects Section of the library at class mark 670 for Mechanical/ Manufacturing & 621.38 for Electronic engineering. All theses and projects are reference only.
The link below gives you tips on how to layout and cite the sources you have consulted for your projects. Please check with your department as to which Citation Style they expect you to use.
Electronic resources page- These are databases available on the Internet subscribed to by the Institute.
Or you can access an individual resource by clicking on the links below:
- British Standards on-line: Contact the library for Username& Password
- General OneFile
- ProQuest Dissertations and Theses UK and Ireland
- Radionics Catalogue
- Science Direct
- Web of Knowledge
Access to other Libraries
If relevant material in your subject area is not held at our library you may ask at the library desk for a letter of introduction to another library. This will allow you access for one day and for reference purposes only. However access to other libraries is strictly limited and in some cases there may be a charge which is passed on to students.
Useful web addresses
- ASME: American Society of Mechanical Engineers
- Circuits Archive
- EPA: Environmental Protection Agency
- Engineering Resources Online
- Engineering Subject Portal
- Engineering Virtual Library
- Enterprise Ireland-Forbairt
- IEC: International Electrotechnical Commission
- Inst. of Engineers of Ireland
- Inst. Mechanical Engineers
- Irish Mathematical Society
- ISA – International Society for Measurement And Control
- Maths on the Web
- SAE – Society of Automotive Engineers
- SME – Society of Manufacturing Engineers