This guide will direct you to some Library resources that will be useful to you in the literature search portion of your project for Engineering 100. Use the tabs above to find pages on:
- Evaluating Information
- Ready Information sources
- Finding Books
- Finding Articles
- Citation Management
Some Tips on Library Searches
- A well-planned and executed literature search takes time, but it will also save time. Engineers can build off of others' successes and failures by reviewing publications and learning something about solutions to problems that have already been tried before beginning experimentation in the lab.
- Engineering research is not a simple Google search. Google cannot give you access to materials behind paywalls. The Library makes these materials available to you through subscriptions to resources such as the Scopus and Engineering Index.
- Ask for help early in your process. A good search strategy is more efficient than a poor one, and will help you avoid spending time looking in the wrong place or looking at material that is too challenging to interpret.