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Manufacturing Technology: Recommended Resources

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.

Business & Industry news

The following are great sources for technology and industry news .

  • MIT Technology Review
  • Wired (issues also available in print in the BC3 Library)
  • Robotics and Automation News
  • New York Times - Technology and Business sections
    • BC3 students and employees can sign up for free access to the New York Times through Butler County Community College's NYT Academic Pass Subscription.
      1. Go to
      2. Search for Butler County Community College from the list of institutions
      3. You MUST use your BC3 email when setting up your NYT account
      4. You will need to re-register for the NYT each year
  • EBSCOhost's Business Premier Database
  • EBSCOhost Vocation and Career Collection
  • Newsbank (indexesa collection of newspapers across the U.S. and worldwide)


Company and Industry Information Resources

Scholarly Research Articles

Google Scholar Search

Web Sources

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

Google Patents    

Google Patents


How Products are Made


The BC3 Library has both print and electronic books on manufacturing processes. Our print books and some of the ebooks are all 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 can be found in the a few area of the shelves:

  • 670.42 - Manufacturing processes
  • 671 - Metal-working
  • 668 - Plastics
  • 621.9 - Machine tool design
  • 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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