Searching the literature
The databases listed below are some where you may find journal articles and conference papers related to your field. A list of all the engineering-related databases may be found here.
You can access NMSU's Engineering & Applied Sciences electronic journals here.
Directory of Open Access Journals - Technology & Engineering
Engineering & Science Ejournals - Free Full-Text Access to Electronic Journals on the Internet (note: Does include some journals that only offer select articles free)