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Research Guide: Machine Tool - 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.

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Find Books...

Title Location Call Number
Machinery's handbook Reference TJ151 .O245 2016
The Standard handbook of machine design Reference TJ230 .S8235 2004
Materials handbook Reference TA404.8 .C37 2008
Handbook of machining with grinding wheels Stacks TJ1280 .H425 2016
Machining fundamentals Stacks TJ1160 .W25 2014
Machine tools : specification, purchase, and installation Stacks TJ1185 .G255 2014
Machine tool practices Stacks TJ1185 .M224 2015
Machine shop trade secrets : a guide to manufacturing machine shop practices Stacks TJ1165 .H325 2013
Engineering tools, techniques and tables : Machine tools: Design, reliability and safety ebrary View E-Book


Example Subject Terms: Machine-tools; Machine-shop practice.

Call Number Range:

  • TJ (Mechanical Engineering & Machinery)
  • TS 200-770 (Metal Manufactures. Metalworking/Welding)
Library Catalog
Find materials that are in the physical library.
Primarily good for finding books.
Books are usually about broader topics than articles, so you may need to broaden your search terms (ex- instead of "texting" perhaps search for "cell phone use").
Books are not going to be as up-to-date as articles because they take longer to publish.
See which library the book is located in, and what section.
Be sure to write down the book's call number!
eBook Collection (EBSCO)
Search the full-text (every word on every page) of over 120,000 books - completely electronic
E-Book Hint:: On the search page, check the box "Also search within the full text of the articles" to search within the text of the book to get more results.
Note you can only print 10 pages at a time - only print out the important pages
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)
Search entire books available online.
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Find Websites...

American Machinist: has some free articles on their website,

Cutting Tool Engineering Plus: website for trade journal with some free articles,

Modern Machine Shop: website for trade journal that has some free articles,

Professional Safety: Journal of the American Society of Safety Engineers; most of the content is for members only, but the columns/articles on the right side of the page appear to be freely available,

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Library Catalog: Audiovisual Search:
Search for videos, audio books, CD-ROMs (software), and CDs that are located in the Audiovisual (AV) section of Spartanburg Community College Library. See a library staff member about requesting materials from a different campus.
Hint: Search "industrial safety" to find safety videos.
Films on Demand
Educational videos available via streaming to anywhere (off-campus must login with Portal username and password). If you experience any problems, please call the library at 592-4654.

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Last updated: 04/30/18