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Research Guide: Welding - General Resources

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Associates Programs Source
Contains full-text journals and books. Covers many technical and 2-year programs.
Gale Power Search
Search 12 different databases at once!
A good place to search for almost any topic - covers a wide range of subject areas.
Notice the different results links on the left on the search result page: Magazines, Academic Journals, etc. (each link is a different set of results)
Note which database you article comes from - look for "From ______" on the search page (ex - From General One File).
EBSCO General Databases
Search 10 databases at once: Academic Search Premier, TOPICsearch, MasterFILE Premier, Military & Government Collection, MAS Ultra - School Edition, Vocational and Career Collection, Associates Programs Source, Newspaper Source Plus, GreenFILE, and News (AP, UPI, etc.). Find journal, magazine and newspaper articles. Millions of full-text articles, many with images. Updated daily.
AWS Academic Access [Welding Standards]
American Welding Society standards library. Contains all AWS electronic standards, specifications, methods and guidelines.
Directions: If off-campus, log in with your portal username and password; then students will need to select "University Users (Students)" as User Type and then click "sign in."  Faculty should get log in information from their department.

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Recommended Books
Title Location Call Number
Structural Welding Code Reference TS227 .S87 2006
Pipe welding Stacks TS280 .J41 2017
Welding Stacks TS227 .H597 2017
Modern welding: complete coverage of the welding field in one easy-to-use volume! Stacks TS227 .W345 2013
The art of welding Stacks TS227 .G223 2014
Welding : principles and applications Stacks TS227 .J444 2017
Welding : Processes, Quality, and Applications eBook Collection View E-Book
Joining : Understanding the Basics ebrary View E-Book


Example Subject Terms: Welding; Solder and soldering; Brazing.

Call Number Range: TS 200-700 (Metal Manufactures/ Metalworking)

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For citation information: click on "Detailed Record" in the left sidebar when viewing an e-book. You will need this information later on!
Ebook Central (Proquest)
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American Welding Society:

Welding Design and Fabrication: welding trade publication with some stories available on their website,

Welding Journal - Research: The Welding Journal has some free research papers, etc. on their website,

American Machinist: has some free articles on their website,

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Last updated: 04/30/18