Welcome to the Mechanical Engineering Library Guide. Use the tabs above to find resources of various types. This guide can be used primarily for all mechanical engineering but may also be useful to other disciplines. The resources here focus on staple resource tools for mechanical engineering,
The history of mechanical engineering dates to ancient Greece and China, where mechanisms like screw pumps, steam engines, clocks, seismometers, and even differential gears were invented. Chain drives, escarpments, crankshafts, and camshafts date to the Middle Ages. Mechanical engineering turned analytical with Newton’s Laws of Motion and the invention of calculus. By 1825, the U.S. had three schools of engineering: the U.S. Military Academy, Norwich Univ., and Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute.