Engineering and the Environment: useful online encyclopaedias

There are a number of books available online (ebooks), for Engineering some free others we subscribe to. Online textbooks where available can be found through WebCat (you can choose to 'Search only Electronic Books'). Below are key online engineering encyclopaedias, dictionaries, handbooks and other reference works.

Key online reference books
Title Description Other Details
Acland's video atlas of human anatomy  Streaming video recordings from a 2005 DVD On-campus only
Advanced Vehicle Technology  2002 reference work by Heisler Institutional login off campus
Aerodynamics for Students An online textbook created by academics at the University of Sydney Freely available
A Dictionary of Scientists 1999 reference work Institutional login off campus
A Dictionary of Space Exploration 2005 reference work by Dasch Institutional login off campus
A Dictionary of Statistics  2006 reference work by Upton and Cook Institutional login off campus
A Dictionary of Weights, Measures, and Units  2002 reference work by Fenna Institutional login off campus
Encyclopedia of Atmospheric Sciences 2005 reference work by Holton Institutional login off campus
Encyclopedia of Materials: Science and Technology  2001 reference work by Buschow Institutional login off campus
Encyclopedia of Physical Science and Technology  Over 780 substantial articles, coverage includes mathematics, physics and engineering (Meyers, 2001) Institutional login off campus
Engineering problem solving: a classical perspective 2001 reference work by Shaw Password required off campus
The finite element method  2005 reference work by Zienkiewicz in three volumes: (1) Basis and Fundamentals, (2) Solid and Structural Mechanics & (3) Fluid Dynamics Institutional login off campus
Fuel cell technology handbook  2003 reference work by Hoogers Institutional login off campus
Handbook of Adhesion 2005 reference work by Packham Institutional login off campus
Handbook of Advanced Materials 2004 reference work by Wessel Institutional login off campus
Handbook of Fuel Cells 2010 reference work by Vielstich Institutional login off campus
MatWeb (Materials Property Data)  Search to find specific materials matching required properties - or find properties for a specific polymer, alloy, etc. Freely available
Mechanical Engineers' Handbook 2006 reference work by Kutz in four volumes: (1) Materials and mechanical design, (2) Instrumentation, systems, controls, and MEMS, (3) Manufacturing and management & (4) Energy and power Institutional login off campus
Metallic materials and elements for aerospace vehicle structures 1998 reference work by the United States Department of Defense Password required off campus
The Oxford Companion to the History of Modern Science 2003 reference work by Heilbron Institutional login off campus
Practical handbook of photovoltaics  2003 reference work by Markvart Institutional login off campus
Recreational boating industry statistics (ICOMIA) 2006 reference work by the International Council of Marine Industry Associations On-campus only and Password required
Science, Technology, and Society 2005 reference work by Restivo Institutional login off campus
Smithsonian physical tables 2003 reference work by Forsythe Password required off campus
Wind Energy Handbook 2002 reference work by Burton Institutional login off campus
Van Nostrand's Scientific Encyclopedia 2008 reference work by Considine Institutional login off campus