Free AutoCad Software for Students
a three year Student Version of Autodesk
Building Scientific Apparatus-A Practical Guilde to Design And Construction
off-site at Knovel. You must log into the University System to access this Knovel link. Very useful book for machining basics, material properties and design. The Physics Library also has a hard copy of the text.
Technical Drawing by Giesecke, Mictchell, Spencer, Hill
Excellent resource for drawing views, the do's and don'ts of dimensioning. Gives useful information on tolerances in relation to fits, accumulation, shop processes, etc. Check it out at the Wendt Library on campus.