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Engineering 100 Section 350

Guide that will help students of Engineering 100 Section 350 with their research assignments

Biomedical Engineering Librarian

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Joanna Thielen

Getting Started

This guide will direct you to some Library resources that will be useful for the literature search portion of your ENG 100 project.  Use the tabs on the left to find different sources: 

  • Background Information
  • Types of Sources
  • Background Information
  • Books
  • Journal Articles
  • IEEE Citation Style

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 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.