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(includes Bioengineering, Civil and Environmental Engineering, Computer Science, Electrical Engineering, Industrial Engineering and Operations Research, Materials Science and Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, and Nuclear Engineering)

Jeffery Loo (Bioengineering)
Lisa Ngo (Civil and Environmental Engineering, Industrial Engineering and Operations Research, Materials Science and Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Nuclear Engineering)
Brian Quigley (Electrical Engineering and Computer Science)

Scope of Collection
The Kresge Engineering Library collects at the research level in almost every aspect of the subjects listed above. We cover both monographs (including conference proceedings) and journals in bioengineering, civil engineering, engineering science, environmental engineering, computer science and engineering, electrical engineering and electronics, industrial engineering, manufacturing, materials science and engineering, mechanical engineering, ocean engineering, nanoscale science and engineering, and nuclear engineering. While no longer active programs, we have historically strong holdings in mining and in naval architecture.

Collection Strengths
The online journal collection is particularly strong and there is an increasing trend to acquire reference handbooks and data compilations in digital format. We offer a broad range of online specialized databases in engineering, with direct links to full-text online sources whenever feasible.

Special Collections
The Kresge Engineering Library has an extensive collection of technical reports in paper, microfiche, and microcard formats. Coverage is post-World War II through the early 2000's; later reports are primarily accessible via the web. The collection is uncataloged, with bibliographic access provided by the NTIS database and other governmental databases.

Primary Languages and Formats
Primarily English. However, substantial holdings in Russian, Chinese, and Japanese due to campus exchange agreements. Some materials in German, French, eastern European languages, and other languages. Purchased materials are primarily in English.

Of formats collected, online and print predominate. There are substantial microfiche and microcard holdings, primarily as part of our large technical report collection. There is also a growing collection of conference proceedings in CD-ROM format; we prefer to purchase conference proceedings in paper or online formats, but will acquire them in CD-ROM format when that is the only format available.

Related Collections
The Engineering Library has subject affinities with Chemistry, Math, Physics, Bioscience, Environmental Design, Business, Earthquake Engineering Research Center, Transportation and Water Resources.

For information about research tools, library guides, and related pages, see Kresge Engineering Library.

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