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Study the field of engineering, which uses science, mathematics, and creativity to solve technological problems. The major branches of engineering are aerospace engineering (involving the design and construction of aircraft, missiles, and spacecraft), civil engineering (involving the design and supervision of the construction of facilities such as buildings, transit systems, and water supply and treatment), electrical engineering (involving the design and construction of devices and systems that use electricity), mechanical engineering (involving the design and construction of power-producing and power-using machines and engines), and computer engineering (involving the design of computer hardware).

There are many other specialized branches beyond these broad categories. Other branches of engineering include industrial engineering, environmental engineering, chemical engineering, materials engineering, biomedical engineering, nuclear engineering, petroleum engineering, manufacturing engineering, automotive engineering, and agricultural engineering.

The accomplishments of engineering can be seen in many aspects of our daily lives, from transportation to communications, entertainment to health care. Regardless of the branch, engineers begin their work with a problem to solve, and use their expertise to perform careful analysis, design of a solution based on their analysis, and transform that design into a physical reality. Many engineers develop new products as part of their work and can be involved in the testing, production, and maintenance of the products they design.

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Engineering Resources

Gale provides scholarly engineering resources to support education, including engineering databases, full-text scholarly journals, and eBooks, all supported by robust indexing.


Gale databases offer researchers access to credible, up-to-date content from engineering publications. Intuitive subject indexing provides superior search results.

Gale eBooks

Gale offers a variety of eBooks covering a wide range of engineering topics, including electrical engineering, STEAM, and more. Users can add Gale eBooks to a customized collection and cross-search to pinpoint relevant content. Workflow tools help users easily share, save, and download content.

  • Amazing Feats of Electrical Engineering, 1st Edition

    Amazing Feats of Electrical Engineering, 1st Edition

    ABDO Publishing | 2015 | ISBN-13: 9781629685281

    Readers will marvel at the incredible engineering accomplishments in each of these engaging books. Through up-close examinations of three major projects, readers learn about core science and engineering concepts and principles at work in the discipline. The books also explore the tools used by engineers in their work, as well as issues that regularly come into play in the world of engineering, such as availability of resources and environmental impacts. Each book concludes with a forward look at the future of the discipline. Aligned to Common Core Standards and correlated to state standards.

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  • Starting with STEAM: Engineers Are Problem Solvers, 1st Edition

    Starting with STEAM: Engineers Are Problem Solvers, 1st Edition

    Rourke Educational Media LLC | 2018 | ISBN-13: 9781641566711

    What do engineers do? In this science, technology, engineering, the arts, and mathematics (STEAM)-based title, follow the engineering design process to solve problems. This title supports Next Generation Science Standards for engineering design.

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