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Engineering 100 Section 580

Library resources for ENGR 100.580: BioDesign

Mech Eng Librarian

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Sarah Barbrow
2321-B Duderstadt Center
Art, Architecture & Engineering Library
The University of Michigan

Robotics Librarian

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Jamie Niehof
2321-D Duderstadt Center

Art, Architecture & Engineering Library, Duderstadt Center
UM North Campus
Ann Arbor, MI 48109

About This Guide

Why should you use the U-M Library resources to do research?

  • They're freely available online for current UM students (on or off campus) 
  • Use them to justify for your design decisions
  • They only contain credible sources of information  

In this guide, you will find resources to help with your Discovery Decomposition assignments. Each tab has a different type of information: 

  • Primary, Secondary and Tertiary Sources: explains the difference between these types of sources, including example sources 
  • Keyword Search Strategies: strategies (such as Boolean operators and phrase searching) that are guaranteed to help you save time when searching for information!
  • Navigating Scholarly Databases: tips (such as using filters) on how to effectively navigate databases 
  • Textbooks and Reference Books: links to ebook collections, which can provide you with background information on specific diseases, genes, diagnostic tests, devices, etc.  
  • ME Article Databases: links to scholarly databases to search for journal articles and review articles.
  • IEEE Citation Style: links to a guide on how to cite different types of information plus how to label and cite a figure 
  • Plagiarism: brief overview of plagiarism, different types and tips to help you avoid plagiarism 

Research is Hard! Here's How to Get Help

Ask your librarian for help sooner rather than later! You can waste a lot of time looking in the wrong place or at material that is technically challenging to interpret. Your librarian is here to help you! You can email or schedule a virtual appointment at any time. 

You can also get help through the Ask a Librarian service. Ask a Librarian is available on evenings and weekends, too! You can contact a librarian via email, phone, text or the embedded chat widget. 

screenshot of the ask a librarian page on the main library site

This service is great to use when you have a quick question (What are the Duderstadt Center's hours tomorrow?), especially during the evenings or weekends.