Use these databases for journal article research:
You can also try browsing the shelves in the Mullen Library. Most of the books about Mechanical Engineering have call numbers beginning with TJ. Books about vehicles and aircraft can usually be found under TL.
www.asme.org is the website of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers. Thee you will find news, job postings, and lots of information, including Mechanical Engineering magazine online.
www.icrank.com is "The Mechanical Engineering Portal" to the web.
www.mel.nist.gov has information about the Manufacturing Engineering Laboratory at the National Institute of Standards and Technology.