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Applied Engineering/Technology: Library Resources & Course Guides

This guide is designed to help you find materials available from the Houston Cole Library for research in technology and engineering.

Library Subscribed Databases for Applied Engineering & Technology (ID Required)

The Department of Applied Engineering (TEC) offers degree programs including Pre-Engineering, Applied Manufacturing Engineering, Applied Electronics Engineering, Industrial Leadership, and Occupational Safety and Health Management. And the department also offers courses leading to the Master of Science degree with a major in Manufacturing Systems Technology. JSU Library provides information resources for curriculum support. The following list provides AE related and interdisciplinary databases (ID may require for access):

Library Video Databases (ID required)

JSU Library Resources for Applied Engineering/Technology

Circulating / Reference Collection

Books are shelved according to the Library of Congress Classification. The majority of applied engineering/technology books will be found on 10th Floor under Call Number T:

         Technology (General)

TA        Engineering (General). Civil engineering

TC        Hydraulic engineering

TD        Environmental technology. Sanitary engineering

TE        Highway engineering. Roads and pavements

TF        Railroad engineering and operation

TG        Bridge engineering

TH        Building construction

TJ         Mechanical engineering and machinery

TK        Electronic engineering. Electronic. Nuclear engineering

TL         Motor vehicles. Aeronautics. Astronautics

TN        Mining engineering. Metallurgy  

TP        Chemical technology TS        Manufactures

Click here for new books that the Library recently purchased. To view a list of technology reference books, please click here. JSU library also provides access to electronic books. ID may require for off-campus accessing these E-books. InterLibrary Loan Service is available as well.


Applied Engineering and Technology microforms (mainly microfiches and microfilms) are located on 10th floor. They are in-library use only. Microforms can be viewed and printed out by using the microform reader machines (located on 2nd floor).

Government Documents

Most government documents are located on 10th floor under call number T. They are integrated into the regular agricultural collection. Some pamphlets can be found in the Vertical File cabinets on 2nd floor under SuDoc Classification System. For more information on government documents, please click here.

Periodical = Serial = a publication that comes out regularly (weekly, monthly, quarterly, etc.) that uses a numbering system that is intended to continue indefinitely. Magazinesjournals and newspapers are all referred to as periodicals or serials. A list of online Engineering publication can be accessed here.  A list of online Technology publication can be accessed here.

Scholarly Journals are academic periodicals that publish on a regular schedule (monthly, quarterly, etc.). They offer original scholarship and reviews written by expert scholars. Most include long articles with footnotes and/or bibliographies.  

General magazines have essays, editorials, and news written by journalists for non-experts with photos, cartoons, sidebars, usually sources are not cited. They are good for basic information, news, opinions about public policies, etc.

Databases are collections of articles from journals, magazines, and newspapers. Use databases to search hundreds of different publications to find articles on your topic. A list of library databases can be accessed here.

OER (Open educational resources & adopted textbooks)


  • Manufacturing data.
  • National Association of Manufacturers: US Manufacturing Statistics - Manufacturing & Trade Data By State.
  • US Census of Bureau Manufactures' Shipments, Inventories, and Orders: The Manufacturers’ Shipments, Inventories, and Orders (M3) survey provides broad-based, monthly statistical data on economic conditions in the domestic manufacturing sector. The survey measures current industrial activity and provides an indication of future business trends.
  • NFPA Codes: List of NFPA Codes & Standards.
  • MatWeb: includes data sheets of thermoplastic and thermoset polymers such as ABS, nylon, polycarbonate, polyester, polyethylene and polypropylene; metals such as aluminum, cobalt, copper, lead, magnesium, nickel, steel, superalloys, titanium and zinc alloys; ceramics; plus semiconductors, fibers, and other engineering materials.
  • IQS Directory: allows users to locate and compare the products of American and Canadian industrial manufactures, suppliers, and distributors and to obtain quotes.
  • THOMAS For Industry: Supplier Profiles, Articles & Whitepapers, Industrial Products, 2D& 3D CAD Drawings.


    25,000+ IT and consumer electronics definitions
    25,000+ IT and consumer electronics definitions
    25,000+ IT and consumer electronic definition.
  • CiteSeerx : provides scientific literature digital library and search engine that has focused primarily on the literature in computer and information science. CiteSeerx aims to improve the dissemination of scientific literature and to provide improvements in functionality, usability, availability, cost, comprehensiveness, efficiency, and timeliness in the access of scientific and scholarly knowledge.
  • Nercast Network with Leo LaPorte: Technology related video shows from "Android App Arena", "This Week in Computer Hardware" to "Code 101".
  • AT & T Tech Channel: provides videos on the "past, present and future of the world technology" from the depth of tech history to the latest in Cyber security.
  • Radio-locator: comprehensive radio station search engine on the internet with links to over 12,900 radio stations' web pages and over 7300 stations' audio streams from radio stations in the U.S. and around the world.
  • ICHEG Online Collections : includes history of more than 26,000 video game software and hardware items.
  • HCI Bibliography: Human-Computer Interaction Resources: searchable database for 88,000 publications on Human-Computer Interaction.
  • E-commerce Statistics: E-commerce data were collected in four separate Census Bureau surveys. These surveys used different measures of economic activity such as shipments for manufacturing, sales for wholesale and retail trade, and revenues for service industries.
  • The Journal of Technology, Management, and Applied Engineering (JTMAE): ATMAE's (The Association of Technology, Management, and Applied Engineering) on-line peer-refereed scholarly journal publishes peer-refereed scholarly articles involving research and applications, along with non-refereed informational articles.

Occupational Safety and Health Management:

  • Envirofacts: integrates information from a variety of databases and includes latitude and longitude information. Each of these databases contains information about facilities that are required to report activity to a state or federal system. Using this form, you can retrieve information about hazardous waste (including the Biennial Report), toxic and air releases, Superfund sites, and water discharge permits. Facility information and a map of its location is provided.
  • Household Products Database: links to Material Safety Data Sheets (MSDS) and allows to research products based on chemical ingredients.
  • TERA: Toxicology excellence for risk assessment.
  • OSHA Occupational Chemical Databases: compiles information from several government agencies and organizations. Information available in the report includes: Physical Properties, Exposure Guidelines, NIOSH Pocket Guide, and Emergency Response Information, including the DOT Emergency Response Guide.
  • SafetyLitsearchable, Internet-based bibliographic database of scholarly journal articles, technical reports, and theses concerning all issues of safety arising from many professional disciplines and nations including agriculture, anthropology, architecture, economics, education, engineering specialties, ergonomics and human factors, faith scholars, health and medicine, law and law enforcement, psychology, social work, sociology, and other fields.


  • United States Patent and TradeMark Office: Patent Full-Text Databases: Searchable patents from 1790 through 1975 by Issue Date, Patent Number, and Current US Classification.
  • Patentscope: search 32.5 million patent documents including 2.2 million published international patent applications.
  • USGS Energy Resources Program: News and Publications, Toolbox, and Multimedia Library for Oil and Gas, Coal, Oterh Energy, Health and Environment, and etc.
  • NTRL National Technical Reports Library: a means of disseminating scientific and technical information produced by federal and international sources.
  • Information Bridge: DOE Scientific and Technical Information: provides free public access to over 316,000 full-text documents and bibliographic citations of Department of Energy (DOE) research report literature. Documents are primarily from 1991 forward and were produced by DOE, the DOE contractor community, and/or DOE grantees. Legacy documents are added as they become available in electronic format.
  • TechXtra: articles, books, the best websites, the latest industry news, job announcements, technical reports, technical data, full text eprints, the latest research, thesis & dissertations, teaching and learning resources and more, in engineering, mathematics and computing.
  • The National Science Digital Library(NSDL): provides high quality online educational resources for teaching and learning, with current emphasis on the sciences, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) disciplines—both formal and informal, institutional and individual, in local, state, national, and international educational settings
  • The Plastics Collection : includes books, periodicals, manuscripts, and over 2,500 plastic objects produced from the late-19th Century to the present day that represent facets of the development of the plastics industry.
  • Certification test information.
  • ASME: American Society of Mechanical Engineers: Stories in specific areas such as aerospace or robotics, technological news with keyword search feature.
  • Railroads and the Making of Modern America: a digital history collection comprises articles, maps, audio files, images, GIS data, and etc.
  • International Space Station: offers the latest news from the international space station.

For more general open access resources, please see Open Educational Resources (OER) page.

Professor, Law/Technology Librarian

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Hanrong Wang
10th Floor
Houston Cole Library
Jacksonville State University
700 Pelham Rd N
Jacksonville, AL 36265

Also Contact Me for:

  • to discuss ways the Library collections can support your curriculum and research needs through the acquisition or provision of access to resources;
  • to answer questions about library research materials, tool, services, policies, or procedures;
  • to obtain reports on library collections and services for program reviews, accreditation reports, grant applicants, etc.;
  • to schedule research instruction or support sessions tailored specifically for your course topic or project;
  • to obtain additional or individualized research assistance for students and faculty.

Normal Working Hours

Fall, Spring, May & Summer Sessions :

Monday-Wednesday: 9:00 A.M.-5:30 P.M.

Thursday: 3:30 P.M.-11:00 P.M.        Friday: 9:00 A.M.-4:30 P.M.

Office Location: 10th Floor, Houston Cole Library

Library Research Guide by Course (Fall, 2020)

Using Library Catalog to Find Bbooks and Videos

Selected Standards and Codes

The library has electronic access to some codes and standards and some codes and standards are available in print. See below for more details:

Code of Federal Regulations (CFR): Print & Electronic Version

National Electric Code (NFPA 70): Print & Electronic Version

Electrical Standard for Industrial Machinery (NFPA 79): E-version from National Fire Protection Association.

ISO 9000 Series Standards: Books on ISO 9000 in the Library

IEEE Standards: The Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, Inc.

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