ME 4054W: Design Projects

This guide provides resources you might find helpful for completing your capstone design project.

Off-campus access to library resources

Current University students, staff and faculty should be able to get full text and online access to the University Libraries from anywhere. Here are three ways to access the library full text from off campus.

  1. Search the University of Minnesota library website. Log in with you UMN Internet ID and password to access resources.
  2. Log in using the U of M Virtual Private Network (VPN). You will need to download it to your computer from campus OIT (Office of Information Technology).
  3. Install the Libraries' Proxy Bookmarklet to your browser and click it to reload the page with your U of M login to get access to full text. Watch a proxy bookmarklet video (3 min) to learn more. 

View examples and learn more on our How to get to full text from on and off campus Guide.

Research Tips

Find Science and Engineering Literature

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Data Management Basics

"Managing your Research Data: A Tutorial Series" (October 2020) - view all
These videos present basic concepts and foundational best practices for data management across subjects and disciplines.



Standards serve as a common language for engineers, designers and manufacturers, providing invaluable information to define quality and safety criteria; outline test methods and performance requirements; and provide rules and guidelines for products, processes and services.  The Libraries have standards from a number of organizations in our collection.  Search for standards in the Libraries catalog. Please contact for additional support.

Project Management Resources

Writing & Presentation Skills

FDA Resources

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Last Updated: Sep 2, 2021 4:43 PM