EPD - EPD Essentials - Library Services
Wendt Commons Library
Wendt Commons is the home library for students in the Master of Engineering Programs and is part of the UW-Madison Library System - one of the 10 largest in the United States. Most electronic resources are paid resources that are licensed to UW-Madison students and staff. Many resources require UW NetID authentication. When accessing library resources from off campus, a UW NetID will be needed, and possibly a WiscVPN connection.
Contact Wendt Commons
- As a student of the University of Wisconsin-Madison, many library and reference services available to you. Visit the Ask a Librarian website for contact information options including email, phone and chat.
Note: Library staff can serve better if they understand that someone is a distance learner, rather than an on-campus student. Please let them know that you are a student in a Master of Engineering Online Program when requesting library services.
Locate Engineering Resources
Here is a list of top engineering-related UW Library Databases, which include popular technical databases such as Engineering Village, IEEEXplore, Web of Science.
Use the Engineering Library Guide to find resources, tools, and tutorials related to:
- Articles (full-text, citations, abstracts)
- eBooks and Encyclopedias
- Patents & Government Docs
- Standards & Technical REports
- Conference Proceedings
Use System-Wide Library Tools
- Students may also visit the main UW Libraries website for additional resources and services.
Receive Articles and Books via InterLibrary Loan
Interlibrary Loan makes any article an electronic article. Interlibrary Loan will email a PDF copy of any article, conference paper, or book chapter that is not already available electronically the you UW email address. Electronic book chapters can be received much quicker than getting a whole book mailed. See the UW-Madison Libraries Interlibrary loan website for more information and frequently asked questions.
- Outside of UW-Madison, students might use WorldCat, an online catalog of libraries all over the world. It is a good way to identify books held in libraries that may be nearer the student. Use a public library for personal information needs not related to coursework.
- After graduation, there are a combination of options, but none will give full access to UW-Madison library resources that students have. Please refer to EPD - EPD Essentials - EPD Alumni Resources & Information for details.