Consult subject guides for links to these types of materials:
Properties of materials
Standards and codes
These guides from other universities have helpful resources on design and creativity, but local access will differ from Khalifa University.
Univ of St. Thomas
Worcester Polytechnic Institute
ASEE 2013 Paper Award
"Knowledge enabled engineering design: toward an integrated model"
by Michael Fosmire and David Radcliffe at Purdue University.