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This guide should serve as a starting point for the research you do for your Engineering and Technology classes. Use the tabs at the top of the guide to get started on finding background information, books, and articles.

If you get stuck, stop by the reference desk, call me, e-mail me, or IM a librarian. We’re here to help you find any materials that you need to succeed with your papers and projects. 



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    Select a Research Topic

    • Choose a topic that interests you
    • Read through background information
    • Write out your topic as a statement and select the main concepts
    • Start making a list of words to describe your topic

    Having trouble deciding what to write about? Try looking at the links below to get some ideas:


    • IEEE Xplore
      IEEE Xplore is an online delivery system providing full text access to the world's highest quality technical literature in electrical engineering, computer science, and electronics.
    • ScienceDirect - All Subscribed Content (Elsevier)
      ScienceDirect contains over 25% of the world's science, technology and medicine full text and bibliographic information.
    • Compendex (Ei) (Engineering Village) (Elsevier)
      Compendex is the most comprehensive interdisciplinary engineering database in the world with over 9 million records referencing 5,000 engineering journals and conference materials dating from 1884.
    • Academic Search Premier (EBSCO)
      Academic Search Premier is a scholarly, full text database designed for academic institutions. The database includes full text for 1800 publications as well as images, for nearly every academic field of study.

    Other eReferences

    Looking for an overview of standards, definitions of terms or concepts, important events, and bibliographic references? Many useful reference works are now available online.

    • Oxford English Dictionary
      Traces the usage of words through 2.5 million quotations from a wide range of international English language sources.
    • Credo Reference
      Credo Reference is an excellent e-reference solution that covers over 550 highly-regarded titles of encyclopedias, dictionaries, atlases, biographical resources, and much more!
    • ASTM International - Standards Worldwide
      Provides online version of the technical standards from ASTM International. These are included in the larger IHS Engineering Resource Center - Specs & Standards database. Select "IHS Standards Expert" link on the website.
    • Knovel
      Knovel is a searchable collection of handbooks, datasets and reference sources in science, technology and engineering through a single interface.

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