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ASME (American Society of Mechanical Engineers) products are available to anyone, including the general public, by using a computer on the UNT campus. Currently-enrolled UNT students, faculty and staff can access ASME products off campus with a UNT EUID and password. (See Tips and Tricks for Using UNT Library Electronic Resources)

To access ASME products from the Libraries home page:

  • Select Databases from the left hand navigation bar.

  • Select A for ASME, then scroll down and select the ASME Journals, or type ASME into the search box.

The ASME Digital Library has direct access to ASME Transaction Journals. 

If for some reason you are not able to access a specific journal within the database or need additional help locating journal articles, please contact Beth Thomsett-Scott directly at 940-369-7200 or by email.

The Discovery Park Library also has the ASME Journals in print. To locate a specific journal, do a journal title search in the UNT Library Catalog.


By searching the Proquest Dissertations and Theses Database (PQDT) in the UNT Libraries Databases you will have access to full-text of over one million theses and dissertations. If PQDT does not have the item you need, please enter an Interlibrary Loan request.

That's a big question.

  1. If you are okay exploring on your own, use the +FIND tab above, to use the Search Tools.  Under "Databases and More" either search for a generic term or subject, or use the tools to select and browse through our large selection of subscription services.
  2. If you are specifically looking for journal articles, use the "Online Articles" search.  You'll get tons of results.
  3. If you are completely overwhelmed and don't know where to start. Use our Ask Us Service, or maybe explore some of our database tutorials.

LexisNexis products are available to anyone, including the general public, using any computer on the UNT campus. Currently enrolled UNT students and UNT faculty and staff can access LexisNexis products off campus with a UNT EUID and password. [See On & Off Campus Access]

To access LexisNexis and ProQuest products from the Libraries home page

  1. Select the "Databases" tab from the "Start Your Research" menu.

  2. Enter "lexisnexis" or "proquest" and click the Search button, or select LexisNexis or ProQuest products from the drop-down menu under "Go Directly to:".

Some products that were formerly owned by LexisNexis have been acquired by ProQuest. The following products are available at UNT:

Try browsing through our subject guides.  These guides are written by librarians whose focus is on serving the needs of various academic units at UNT. To find a guide you can:

  1. Subject Guides:
    Browse the Subject Guides Site, itself, or
    Click on the +FIND tab at the top of this page and on the search box, choose the subject guides tab.  Now, either search for an existing Subject Guide or Class Page or use the dropdown menu to filter guides to your area of interest. 
  2. If you know the name of the database you wish to search, you may go to the Find Databases and E-Journals Site 

Alternative: If you want fast access to a wide variety of sources, use the Online Articles  tab in the +FIND Tab, do a search on your interest area, and use the facets in the results to further limit (or expand) your query to include/exclude various subjects and material types.  If your search is broad enough, the system will suggest specialized databases. You may need to refine your search results further.