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General Resources

For Prospective Engineers
Engineering Your Future - American Society for Engineering Education's precollege site
The Creative Engineer - National Engineer's Week
Student Engineering Resources - A collection of engineering resources from Agilent Technologies

Project Resources
Thomas Register - Source for information on parts manufacturers

Zycon - A website designed to assist the engineering and manufacturing community in finding and evaluating manufacturers and suppliers worldwide

Software Resources
MSDN Academic Alliance Software - Select Microsoft software products are available for free to Messiah engineering students.


Computer Engineering Resources

General Information
Computer Science - Messiah College's computer science department webpage
IEEE Computer Society - Computer Society of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers

Computer Knowledge
BABEL - A fairly comprehensive glossary of computer terms and acronyms
Programmer's Heaven - Resources for programmers in all computer languages
W3Schools - Learn HTML, CSS, Javascript, PHP, and more


Electrical Engineering Resources

General Information
IEEE - Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers

Electrical Engineering Knowledge
Resistor Color Code Guide - Learn how to read the color code of a standard resistor
Standard Resistor Sizes - For 1%, 2%, 5%, and 10% resistors
Capacitor Code Guide - Learn how to read the number code of a standard capacitor

Capacitor Code Elements - Learn about the various components of standard capacitor codes
Standard Capacitor Sizes - For ceramic and electrolytic capacitors
Fuse Bible and Littlefuse Designer's Guide - Extensive information on fuse types, classes, and ratings available for download in PDF format

Tips, Tricks, and Tutorials
Electronics Express Tips Page - A large collection of useful information about electronics and prototyping
Soldering Tutorial - Learn how to solder correctly

Kittmaster's Component Database - Component models and footprints for Multisim and Ultiboard, as well as instructions, tips, and links to step-by-step tutorials on how to use them

Other Web Resources
Resistor Color Code Calculator - Automatically calculate the value of any standard resistor

Capacitor Code Calculator - Automatically calculates the value and tolerance of a standard capacitor

OpAmp Gain Calculator - An Excel spreadsheet tool which calculates the gain of common operational amplifier configurations using standard 1% resistors.


Mechanical Engineering Resources

General Information
ASME - American Society of Mechanical Engineers

Mechanical Engineering Knowledge
MatWeb - A resource for material properties data


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