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Electronics, Mechatronics, & Robotics Databases
Associates Programs Source Plus (EBSCO)
Covers key subjects in two-year college settings, including cosmetology, culinary arts, substance abuse counseling, and electrical technology, to name a few. The database includes over 2,000 full-text journals and over 300 full-text e-books.
Ebook Central Academic and Public Library Complete
Scholarly ebook titles supporting student and faculty research, and general nonfiction on topics such as school & studying, career development, arts & leisure, and practical life skills.
eBooks on EBSCOhost
Over 26,000 fiction, reference, scholarly, and professional books online. For tutorials and other help on using EBSCO ebooks on different computers and devices, visit the eBooks on EBSCOhost support page
ProQuest Engineering Database
This database provides discipline-specific coverage of engineering, spanning thousands of publications, many in full text.
Films on Demand
Thousands of high quality videos on business & economics, health & medicine, humanities & social sciences, and science & mathematics, as well as travel and fitness programming, home and how-to videos, indie films, and popular music performances. Includes Oscar, Emmy and Peabody award winning documentaries, interviews, instructional and vocational training videos, historical speeches and newsreels.
ProQuest Career & Technical Education Database
Vocational information on technical topics, such as computing science, healthcare, building trades, auto mechanics, sales and retail, accounting, graphic design, and photography.
ProQuest Computing Database
Scholarly journals, trade publications, and consumer titles covering topics such as artificial intelligence, automation, gaming, graphics, networking, security, database management, systems administration, information science and hardware.
ProQuest Science Database
Applied and general science articles covering topics such as global warming, alternative energy sources, robotic engineering, genetically modified food, and more.
Science (Gale in Context)
Reference content, plus videos magazines, journals, news sources, experiments, and more, covering earth science, life science, space, technology, mathematics, science history, and biography.
Electronic Design (1984-present)
Professional magazine covering current information in the field of electronic design.
Electronics Weekly (2002-present)
Contains technical features, news analysis, product news and industry trends.
Electronics World (2010-present)
Articles and product news for the electronics industry.
Journal of Automation, Mobile Robotics & Intelligent Systems (2012-present)
Publishes articles in the fields of Fundamentals of automation and robotics, Applied automatics, Mobile robots control, Distributed systems, Biomechatronics, Mobile computing, and Mechatronics systems in robotics.
Journal of Intelligent & Robotic Systems (1997-1 year ago)
Covers subjects that include control systems, bioengineering, robotics and automation, mechatronics, unmanned systems, and other related areas in which cutting edge technologies have been developed and applied to model, design, build and test complex engineering and autonomous systems.
Journal of Microelectronic & Electronic Packaging (2010-present)
Dedicated to publishing peer-reviewed papers in microelectronics, multichip module technologies, electronic packaging, electronic materials, surface mount and other related technologies.
Machine Design (1997-present)
Articles, special reports, commentary, news trends & tech briefs for research, development & design engineers engaged in the design & manufacture of machinery, electrical/electronic equipment & mechanical equipment.
Tech Directions (1995-present)
Articles and commentary on practical application of technical education to the needs of industry.
Electronics & Mechatronics : Selected Print Materials
Take Note: The print materials listed here are not an exhaustive list of the available library resources for Electronics Engineering Technology. If looking for other materials, please consult the library catalog or meet with one of VGCC's librarians.
If a book you are interested in is at another campus, please contact library staff about getting books from other locations.
The Art of Electronics by
Call Number: TK 7815 .H67 2015b
Publication Date: 2015-03-30
Authoritative book on electronic circuit design.
Basic Circuit Analysis by
Call Number: TK 146 .M355 2011
Publication Date: 2011-02-17
A concise guide to the standard college course in basic circuits, this book includes, example problems, explanations of electric circuit concepts, and a review of basic circuit analysis.
Digital Electronics by
Call Number: TK 7868 .D5 K55 2005
Publication Date: 2004-07-14
Covers all aspects of digital electronics, including xllinx and altera software; state machines; website references; and increased coverage of PLDS, memories (including optical memory systems), surface mount packaging, PC repair, and more.
Electronic Communications for Technicians by
Call Number: TK 5101 W47 2006
Publication Date: 2005-04-08
Uses plain language and an abundance of examples and case studies to explore real circuits, systems, and their troubleshooting.
The Internet of Things by
Call Number: TJ 212 .N67 2015
Publication Date: 2015-01-27
Addresses the most popular processing platforms and wireless communication technologies to connect devices and systems to the Internet using sensors. Covers object-oriented programming and relational databases and includes projects that feature required tools and components, illustrated how-to's, and programming code.
Introductory Circuit Analysis by
Call Number: TK454 .B68 2015
Publication Date: 2015-03-23
Contains updated insights on the highly technical subject, providing readers with the most current information in circuit analysis. With updated software components and challenging review questions at the end of each chapter, this text engages readers in a profound understanding of Circuit Analysis.
Make: Electronics by
Call Number: TK 7870 .P53 2015
Publication Date: 2015-09-07
Learn electronics fundamentals with hands-on projects that introduce key components and essential principles.
Make: FPGAs by
Call Number: TK 7895 .G36 R66 2016
Publication Date: 2016-03-18
Learn how to break down problems into something that can be solved on a Field-Programmable Gate Array (FPGA), design the logic that will run on your FPGA, and hook up electronic components to create finished projects.
Make: More Electronics by
Call Number: TK 9965 .P533 2014
Publication Date: 2014-05-24
Picks up where Make: Electronics left off: you'll work with components like comparators, light sensors, higher-level logic chips, multiplexers, shift registers, encoders, decoders, and magnetic sensors. You'll also learn about topics like audio amplification, randomicity, as well as positive and negative feedback. Includes step-by-step instructions and hundreds of illustrations.
Making Simple Robots by
Call Number: TJ 211 .C43 2015
Publication Date: 2015-03-01
Helps beginners move beyond basic craft skills and materials to the latest products and tools being used by artists and inventors. Animate folded paper origami, design a robot wheel-leg for 3D printing, or program a doll to blink its eye. Each project includes step-by-step directions as well as clear diagrams and photographs.
Motors for Makers by
Call Number: TK 2537 .S33 2016
Publication Date: 2015-11-30
Explains how electric motors work and what you need to know about each major type: stepper, servo, induction, and linear motors. Includes instructions and working code for interfacing with and controlling servomotors with Arduino Mega, Raspberry Pi, and BeagleBone Black.
Principles of Electronic Communication Systems by
Call Number: TK 5101 .F664 2016
Publication Date: 2015-02-09
For electronic communications beginners, this text explores state-of-the-art communications technologies and current industry practice, including the Internet, cell phones, and wireless technologies. Also covers practical skills like testing and troubleshooting.
Programmable Logic Controllers by
Call Number: TJ 223 .P76 B65 2015
Publication Date: 2015-03-03
Learn the main design characteristics, internal architecture, and operating principles of PLCs and identify safety issues and methods for fault diagnosis, testing, and debugging.
Robot Programming by
Call Number: TJ 211.45 .H844 2016
Publication Date: 2016-05-12
Introduces the reader to basic concepts of programming robots to execute tasks without the use of remote controls.
Related Reference Books in Print
Reference books may be used in the library and cannot be checked out.
Electrical Systems Technology LibGuide
This guide contains resources for the Electrical Systems Technology program. There may be some overlap in useful resources between these programs and the Electrical Systems program.
Electronics & Mechantronics Engineering Technology at VGCC
Electronics Engineering Technology Degree
The Electronics Engineering Technology curriculum prepares individuals to become technicians who design, build, install, test, troubleshoot, repair, and modify developmental and production electronic components, equipment, and systems such as industrial/computer controls, manufacturing systems, communication systems, and power electronic systems.
Mechatronics Engineering Technology Degree
This curriculum is designed to prepare students through the study and application of principles from mathematics, natural sciences, and technology and applied processes.
For Electronics & Mechatronics Engineering Technology Program Information
Department Chair, Applied Technologies
Program Head, Engineering Technologies
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