Mechanical engineering is somewhat like electrical engineering. Both cover large areas and have histories of research and data gathering on a large scale. The data gathering appears in the literature as an impressive array of handbook materials. Mechanical engineering has close contacts with physics and other fields. It is no longer restricted to large-scale machinery, if it ever was. It now deals with systems from massive to micro. While this may make the provision of information for mechanical engineers more difficult, there is reasonably good control of the literature in the field.
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Hurt, C.D. Informational Sources in Science and Technology, 3rd ed. Englewood, Colorado: Libraries Unlimited, 1998. p. 219