Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering

Collection Statement

The Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering collection supports the research and instructional activities of faculty and students in the Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering at UCSD, which is a part of the Jacobs School of Engineering. We collect in all areas of mechanical and aerospace engineering, with an emphasis in fluid mechanics, sensors and control technology, energy research and materials research. Many faculty members have ties to other departments on campus, including the Departments of Structural Engineering, Bioengineering and Nanoengineering, and the Scripps Institution of Oceanography.

Primary Library of Congress Call Numbers

Under the Library of Congress classification system, chemistry and biochemistry materials generally found in the QA800-999 and TJ1-1320 ranges, but also TL (automotive and aerospace). For specific call numbers, please check the online catalogs Roger and/or Melvyl.

Key Resources for Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering

  • Compendex - indexed journal articles and conference proceedings from all engineering disciplines, with a focus on mechanical and civil engineering
  • Web of Science - index and cited reference searching for the sciences
  • INSPEC - indexed journal articles and conference proceedings in the engineering sciences, with a focus on electrical and computer engineering and physics
  • Knovel - a collection of fully searchable electronic reference books and textbooks, a good source for property data

New Books in Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering

Course Materials

Contact Information

David Schmitt (
Librarian for Structural, Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering
Science & Engineering Library
University of California, San Diego
9500 Gilman Drive, 0175E
La Jolla, CA 92093-0175
(858) 822-1392