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MSE 466 Design and Failure Analysis

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The MSU Libraries provide users with access to an increasingly large number of e-books.  Below are links to selected e-book collections:


Includes the latest editions of sources such as Marks’ Standard Handbook for Mechanical Engineers, Perry’s Chemical Engineers’ Handbook, Antenna Engineering Handbook, Handbook of Optics, Maynard’s Industrial Engineering Handbook, Roark’s Formulas for Stress and Strain, and many others.


Knovel Life Sciences, Chemistry, Food Science & Metals/ Metallurgy Collection

This collection provides online access to a number of titles in the areas of metals and metallurgy from a number of publishers. To see a list of titles from the Metals and Metallurgy Collection and the ASM International Materials Collection. Our subscription to Knovel online books also includes online access to titles in a number of other areas including biochemistry, biology, biotechnology, chemistry, chemical engineering and food science. The full text of these titles can be searched using keywords.



SpringerLink is the platform for European based publisher Springer. It provides online access to reference works and other e-books, in addition to their journals in the scientific, technical, and medical fields.


         Synthesis Digital Library of Engineering and Computer Science

SYNTHESIS is an innovative information service for the research, development and educational communities in engineering and computer science. It combines authoritative content with advanced digital delivery to create a product that is substantially more useful than traditional print and digital publications


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