In order to track down a citation, whether from a list of library database results, a bibliography you found on the web or in a journal, it’s helpful to know the identifying features of different types of publications, as well as where they can be found.
J. Li, G. Ananthasuresh, J. Micromech. Microeng. 11(1) (2001) 38-47.
Identifying Features: Author(s), followed by Journal Title (or Abbreviation), then Volume Number (sometimes issue number) Year, and finally page number.
Found: The first place to look for journals is the UT Library Catalog, searching by TITLE. However, you need to use the full title, not the abbreviation. If you don’t know the full title, you can sometimes find it if you:
t:micromech** AND t:microeng** and MATERIAL TYPE = PERIODICAL/SER
The UT Library Catalog lists titles that we subscribe to either in print or as electronic journals. If we do not subscribe to a journal, you can use the Interlibrary Loan web form to order a photocopy from another library… it can take up to two weeks to arrive, but it is a free service.
K. Okuyama, “Sintering”, in: K. Linoya, K. Gotoh, K. Giashitami (eds.) Powder Technology Handbook, 2nd ed., Marcel Dekker Inc.
Identifying Features: Author, “Chapter Title” in: Editors, Book title, Publisher, Place of Publication, Year, Page.
Found: To find a book, you first should identify the book title (usually it comes right before the publisher’s name) and then you can do a TITLE search in the UT Library Catalog. If there are multiple entries, you should narrow it down by the book author or editor’s name, the edition, or the year. If you do not find your book in the UT Library Catalog, click on Search OhioLINK and it will look for the book at any college or university in
M. Egashira, SPIE Proceedings 3673 (1999) 141-151.
A. Kanarachos, A new approach of the fem analysis of two-dimensional elastic structures using global (Coons’s) interpolation functions, ECCM ’99.
N. Osakabe, M. Kurosawa, Proceedings of the IEEE Workshop on Micro Electro Mechanical Systems,
Identifying Features: Varied. Look for the words: Proceedings, Congress, Meeting, Symposium, etc. Also, look for acronyms with dates attached (like ECCM’99), or names of cities with dates attached.
Found: Proceedings and conference papers are often more difficult to locate, simply because they come out irregularly and libraries do not tend to subscribe to them like they do for journals. So a library may only have one year of a proceedings, not the whole set. The various ways that a conference paper might be cited means that it is often impossible to just look for them by TITLE. A more effective strategy is one of the following.
Micro electro mechanical AND
If you still cannot find your conference, it may not be owned by any OhioLINK library. Contact a reference librarian to help you order the paper through Interlibrary Loan. Also, some conferences never issue printed proceedings, and your citation may be to an oral presentation or poster session at a meeting. These will not be able to be found in any library.
Fournier, Ronald L.; Sarver, Jeffrey G. Immunoprotective membrane for medical uses. PCT Int. Appl. (1997), WO 9717129 A1 19970515
Ashtiani, Cyrus N; Stuart, Thomas A. Circulating Current
Identifying Features: Varied. Usually Inventor, Patent title, and Patent number codes. Look for US (
Found: Patents, especially those from the
There is also a LibGuide for Patents that provides more information on patent searching and sources for patent information.
International Organization for Standardization, 5660: Part I: Heat release rate from building products (Cone Calorimeter Method.) 32 p. (1993)
American Society for Testing and Materials, E 1590-95a: Standard test method for fire testing of real scale mattresses. Annual Book of ASTM Standards, 04.07, pp. 1381-1400, (1997).
Identifying Features: Standards Organization, Standard Number: Name, sometime printed source, Year.
Found: See the Engineering Standards LibGuide for a list of sources of standards. The UT and OhioLINK catalogs may be helpful, as well as the Interlibrary Loan service. You may also contact the Engineering Librarian for help.
K. Ramaswami, Process planning for shape deposition manufacturing, PhD Thesis,
Identifying Features: Author, Dissertation Title, University, Year. Often will say ‘Thesis’ or ‘Dissertation’.
Found: UT typically does not have dissertations other than the publications of our own graduate students, which are shelved by year and last name on the fifth floor of Carlson Library. Dissertations from other