Bibliographic Databases in Tribology

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J. R. Fries

Feldberg Business/Engineering Library, Dartmouth College, Hanover, N.H. 03755

F. E. Kennedy

Thayer School of Engineering, Dartmouth College, Hanover, N.H. 03755

J. Tribol 107(3), 285-294 (Jul 01, 1985) (10 pages) doi:10.1115/1.3261052 History: Received April 16, 1985; Online October 29, 2009


It is important that the modern-day researcher and engineer stay abreast of technology in his field, but this task is made very difficult by the recent flood of scientific and technical information. Coping with the information explosion requires the use of computerized information systems. This paper reviews computer-based information retrieval systems in engineering and focuses specifically on databases of literature and information relevant to tribologists and lubrication engineers. These databases are listed and their characteristics are discussed. Results of a sample computer-based literature search are included. It is shown that no single database has complete coverage of all aspects of tribology and that several databases should be searched to get all available information on a subject.

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