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Mechanical Engineering: Finding Books and eBooks

Library Catalog

old fashioned library card catalog         Search for books, ebooks, DVDs and print journals in the Detroit Mercy Library Catalog

           ( Click here for help finding a book on the shelf.)

Searching the Catalog

To find books in the UDM Libraries, start at the library homepage.  

Type "sports reporting" into the search box in the center of the page.

Note that the first book is available in the library stacks.

Click on the title for more information on the book, including the publisher and publication date.

Scroll down, and click on the author to find more books by the same author, or click on a subject to find more books on the same subject.

Click on the quotation mark icon to create a citation that you can cut and paste into your Bibliography or Works Cited list.

 Choose the citation style on the left.





McN Campus Library Directory


Collection (Shelving Location) Floor
  • Reference and Ready Reference
  • Career Collection
  • Video and DVD Collection
  • Reserves (Check Out Desk)
  • Microfiche and Microfilm
  • Michigan Core Collection (Ask at the Research Desk)
  • Archives (Ask at the Research Desk
  • Scanners, printers, binding
      Main Level
  • Government Documents
  • Theses and Dissertations
  • Oversize Books
      Lower Level
  • Architecture (NA call numbers)
  • Juvenile Collection
  • K-12 Collection

      2nd Floor--                     Bargman Room

    • Call numbers A - DF
    • Call numbers DG - Z
  • .
  • 2nd Floor
  • Lower Level


Most engineering books have call numbers ranging from TA to TZ, which can be found on the lower level.

Iinterlibrary loan

Interlibrary loan


Need an article or book hat's not available through the Detroit Mercy databases?  We can usually get it for you free from another library.  FIll out the form here:

(Note that it may take from 7-10 days to arrive, sometimes longer, depending on which library sends it to us.)

Citing Books and Book Chapters

Remember to give credit to the original source when you use someone else's work or idea, whether you use a direct quote or paraphrase.  Most style guides require some form of citation in the text of your paper as well as at the end in a bibliography or list of references.

owl logoPurdue Online Writing Center (OWL): The Purdue OWL offers detailed instructions and examples of how to write and cite in MLA or APA format.


citation machine logoCitation Machine: A free, quick, and easy to use citation generator that work for APA, Chicago, and MLA styles.


ProQuest RefWorks logoRefWorks: Use RefWorks to keep track of the articles you find as you do your library research, and use it again as you write to format your entire paper, inserting quotations and creating a list of references at the end.