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Manufacturing Technology: Recommended Resources

Web Sources

The following are web  resources for information on materials and processes and materials.

ASM Resources

To access the following ASM online reference resources, you will need to either ask your instructor for the BC3 Library's login information or contact the BC3 Library at

ASM Handbooks

If this link does not take you to the ASM Handbooks, within ASM select ASM Content from the left navigation column.

Scholarly Research Articles

Google Scholar Search

Business & Industry news

The following are great sources for technology and industry news .


Company and Industry Information Resources


The BC3 Library has both print and electronic books on manufacturing processes. Our print books and some of the ebooks are listed in the BC3 Library Catalog where you will find Dewey call numbers to locate books on the shelves (lower level of the library) and links to connect you to e-books. E-books can also be searched separately in our two e-book collections: e-Book Central by Proquest and e-Book Collection by EBSCO.

Browsing the Stacks

Manufacturing technology books in the library are shelved in a few different areas. Browse the shelves using the following Dewey Decimal Numbers. You can also search the BC3 Library Catalog and EBook Central using these Dewey Decimal Numbers.

  • 621.8 - Machine engineering
  • 621.9 - Tools and fabricating equipment; Machine tool design
  • 668.4 - Plastics
  • 670 - Manufacturing planning, design, fabrication
  • 670.42 - Manufacturing processes
  • 671 - Metalworking processes
  • 673 - Nonferrous metals
  • 674 - Lumber, wood products
  • 675 - Leather and fur processing
  • 678 - Rubber, latex, elastomers
  • 001.535 - Robotics


Use broad topics when searching for books, and then look in the book's table of contents or index for a chapter on your topic. For example search for books on manufacturing processes or plastics

How Products are Made

We have a collection of print reference books that describe how different products are made. Find them on the lower level of the library: 
How Products are Made, Call no. 670 H83g

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