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Mechanical & Energy Engineering & Mechanical Engineering Technology

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Use one of the tabs above or at the upper left to find specific information in the field of Mechanical and Energy Engineering & Mechanical Engineering Technology. This guide also covers electronic resources and books related to Motorsports Engineering.

QUICK Library Research Help. The University Library provides assistance in many ways during library hours, especially during academic sessions:

  • By phone : 317-274-0469 or 317-274-0472
  • By chat Monday - Friday 9 - 5 at left side of pageResearch Help
  • By e-mail: renewal@iu.edu
  • By text: (66746)
  • In-person at the 2nd level lobby Information/Reference desk

FOR MORE HELP, contact resource/research specialist Randall Halverson. I'm happy to support your classwork or research via email or Canvas message suggestions or by appointment. Email is an effective medium to send questions: rahalver@iu.edu or rahalver@iu.edu. For the best results, please include your course in the subject line, and background details, especially, 

  • details about your project topic, such as your personal or professional interest in the topic,

  • whether you want to focus your topic and explore possible research directions, or search for "big picture" overview sources or in-depth specialized sources, etc.,

  • search resources and strategies that you've already tried.

To request a RESERVATION to meet by Zoom or MS Teams, please use the library's "Make an Appointment" page, selecting my name from the list of subject librarians. If my time options shown on the calendar don't work for you, you are welcome to send 2 or 3 days/times you could meet by email. I'll respond. :~)

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Anytime from anywhere access

You can access almost all of the library's electronic resources (databases) from home or other location as an IUPUI student, or staff or faculty member. Library resources are "IP-filtered". Access typically requires

  • using the campus computer network, such as the campus wireless system, or
  • by using a library site link to the resource (from off-campus, brings up an IU login popup window to authenticate), or
  • by running an IUPUI VPN connection as described at "Off-Campus Access to Resources (EZ Proxy)", or
  • connecting via IUanyWare.

With Covid-related network changes, VPN does not always work for certain resources. In that case, use a library site resource link or install our new EZProxy Bookmarklet.

Note that for Skillsoft IT- and Business-related ebooks, using a library site link is required on or off the campus network.

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End-of-Class Evaluation

Please complete the library session evaluation linked below (requires IU login).

Your participation is greatly appreciated and will help us improve our instruction! 

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Why should you track

Tracking the impact of your work can often feel daunting and unclear, but it's an important part of academic work. While there are many resources online that can help you decipher different types of metrics, we also have several librarians who have extensive expertise in this area.

University Library:

Heather Coates, Data Management Librarian: hcoates@iu.edu

Jere Odell, Scholarly Communication Librarian: jdodell@iu.edu

Ted Polley, Data Visualization Librarian: dapolley@iu.edu