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Pre-Engineering Resource Guide: Internet Links

This resource guide was designed to provide you with assistance in locating good sources of information as you do research on pre-engineering related topics

Government Sites

  • searches over 60 databases and over 2200 selected websites from 15 federal agencies, offering over 200 million pages of authoritative U.S. government science information including research and development results.
  • SciTech Connect: Provides free public access to over 230,000 full-text documents and bibliographic citations of U.S. Department of Energy research literature. SciTech Connect contains journal articles and citations in physics, chemistry, materials, environmental sciences, energy technologies, engineering, computer and information science, renewable energy, and other topics of interest.
  • World Wide  A global science gateway to national and international scientific databases and portals supported by participating member countries and maintained by the U.S. Department of Energy.

Newletters, Forums, Videos

  • Eureka Alert

    Eureka Alert is a Global source for Science News published by the American Association for the Advancement of Science.

    Khan Academy

    Provides free videos and practice exercises for many subjects, including Chemistry, Mathematics and Physics.

  • Physics Flash Animations
  • Provides 100 videos illustrating aspects of Physics: Classical mechanics, Electricity and Magnetism, Fluid Mechanics, Optics, Quantum Mechanics, Relativity, and Waves

  • Wolfram MathWorld

    Claims to be the web's most extensive free mathematical resource. 


Organizations & Associations

Besides our catalog and research databases there are many different engineering organizations which are also a source of information.  Here is a listing of only a few of these organizations:

  • American Academy of Environmental Engineers and Scientists (ASEES)

    Provides professional development opportunities for students, engineers, and scientists, and works to protect public health and the environment by a Board Certification program for Environmental Engineers and Scientists.

  • American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE)

    The world's leading organization for chemical engineering professionals, with more than 50,000 members from over 100 countries.

  • American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA)

  • AIAA's vision is to be the voice of the aerospace profession through innovation, technical excellence, and global leadership. Their forums draw aerospace engineers and scientists from industry, government, academia and students from 88 countries from around the world.

  • American Nuclear Society (ANS)

    ANS works to support the advancement of nuclear science and technology. It develops standards, maintains representation in Washington, conducts public outreach initiatives such as the Center for Nuclear Science and Technology, hosts meetings, provides student scholarships, publishes electronic issues of ANS News, and provides online access to ANS Nuclear Standards News

  • American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE)

    An association that provides its community of 146,000 members with publications, conferences, industry news, job information, volunteer opportunities and continuing education.

  • American Society for Engineering Education (ASEE)

    A nonprofit organization composed of 400 engineering and engineering technology colleges and affiliates, more than 50 corporations, and numerous government agencies and professional associations plus individual members that provides programs to enhance the engineering profession.

  • American Society of Heating, Refrigerating, and Air-Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE)

    The society and its members focus on building systems, energy efficiency, indoor air quality, refrigeration and sustainability within the industry. Through research, standards writing, publishing and continuing education, ASHRAE works to shape tomorrow’s built environment today. Contains industry news, job information, and industry links

  • American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME)

    ASME's members are as diverse as the engineering community itself, from college students and early-career engineers to corporate executives. ASME provides quality programs in continuing education, training and professional development, codes and standards, research, conferences and publications and government relations.

  • Engineering for Change (E4C)

    E4C’s mission is to improve the lives of underserved communities by better preparing the global development workforce, optimizing the solutions development cycle, and ensuring public health and safety.

  • Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)

    IEEE offers a wide range of learning, career enhancement, and employment opportunities within the engineering sciences, research, and other technology areas.  IEEE is a leading developer of industry standards in a broad range of technologies and and seeks to foster technological innovation and excellence for the benefit of humanity.

  • National Society of Black Engineers (NSBE)

    The mission of the National Society of Black Engineers is to increase the number of Black Engineers who excel academically, succeed professionally and positively impact the community. They envision a world in which engineering is a mainstream word in homes and communities of color, and all Black students can envision themselves as entering engineering fields, earning degrees, and succeeding professionally.

  • SAE International (SAE)

    SAE International is a global association of more than 128,000 engineers and related technical experts in the aerospace, automotive and commercial-vehicle industries. Contains industry news, videos, webcasts and scholarship information

  • Society of Manufacturing Engineers (SME)

    Now officially known as SME, this nonprofit organization serves the manufacturing industry as a source for networking, education and promoting advanced manufacturing technology.

  • Society of Women Engineers (SWE)

    Established in 1950, the mission of the Society of Women Engineers is to help women achieve their full potential in their careers as engineers and leaders, expand the image of the engineering profession as a positive force in improving the quality of life, and demonstrate the value of diversity.

Commercial Sites

  • Calculator Edge

    Online free engineering calculators for solving complex equations and formulas for many disciplines, including Chemistry, Electrical, Mathematics, Mechanical and Physics


    Hundreds of videos on many subjects, including Chemistry, Mathematics & Physics. You can watch all of the videos that you want for free, but only for the first five days of your trial subscription. Most videos are under 10 minutes long.


  • Chemistry Blog

    Blog entries, plus the site hosts the Chem Twitterverse and Chemistry News.  Under the heading Social Chemistry can be found Chemistry homework questions posted from the newsletter:

  • TryEngineering

    Here students will find games, plus a news blog describing the lifestyles and experiences of engineers and the different disciplines within engineering. Referrals to summer programs, internship opportunities, and useful tips on applying to university programs and financial aid are also included.

  • Tech Talk

    IEEE Spectrum’s general technology blog, featuring news, analysis, and opinions about engineering, consumer electronics and technology from the editorial staff and freelance contributors.