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Engineering and Sustainable Development: Useful Websites

Finding Open Access Research

Finding Thesis

If you are looking for a Thesis written by a DMU student search on the DMU library catalogue or DORA.

Video websites

The Ri Channel forms part of the Royal Institution's mission to "connect people to the world of science". Watch science videos from the Ri and across the web.

The Exploratorium isn’t just a museum; it’s an ongoing exploration of science, art, and human perception—a vast collection of online interactives, web features and activities. You can also view the Secret Life of Machines, a series of cartoon films written by Tim Hunkin explaining how common machines work.

MATLAB software

​​​​DMU has recently invested in a campus agreement for MATLAB software - which now means staff and students can install the application on their personal machines.

Click herefor for details about MATLAB


Over 1700 images from the archives and historic book collection of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers (IMechE) are now available online via VADS 

The archive charts the history of the Institution and of mechanical engineering, covering topics from railways to manufacturing, spanning the late 1800’s to the late 1900’s.

Highlights include works of art of Liverpool & Manchester Railway to images of Napier engines: and from design drawings of locomotives by David Joy to construction photographs of Isambard Kingdom Brunel’s Great Eastern.

Examples of searches.

Two short films you can use to help you search for resources through the web.

Evaluating Information

Wherever you get your information from it is important that you evaluate the quality of the information. There are many factors that you need to consider when assessing the quality of the information, such as currency, the authority of the writer ...


Here is a link to the Information Source Evaluation Matrix (click on picture), a useful guide that takes you through the factors you need to consider to assess the quality of information you are relying on.