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Library Subject Guides
A complete subject guide to the University of Canterbury College of Engineering
Multisearch searches across many databases, but it doesn't cover them all, and there is a lot of non-engineering stuff in there that might make it harder to find what you need. Still, the best place to start for most queries.
Compendex (also called Engineering Village) has great coverage within engineering, especially in conference proceedings.
Standards are an agreed-upon, documented way of doing things. Engineers use them as a kind of quality assurance. There are a few different sources of standards. Here are the ones you're most likely to use. If you aren't able to get the standard you need, contact one of the subject librarians in the box on the right.