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Mechanical Engineering Technology

Subject Headings

Here are some subject terms that might be helpful when searching the library:

  • Mechanical engineering
  • Statics
  • Welding
  • Hydraulics
  • Pneumatics
  • Thermodynamics
  • Materials engineering
  • Interfaces

Subject headings are assigned to books, journal articles, and other sources by cataloguers to help people find these sources more easily. This gives more accurate results than searching by keywords, or user-generated terms. In OCtopus Advanced Search, select SU Subject Terms in select a field, and enter your subject heading.

Found the perfect source? Click on the subjects on the item page to find more on that topic!

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Research Tips

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    • manag* finds manager, manage, management, managing...
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