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FIND AN ARTICLE: SEARCH THE LIBRARY’S DATABASES
These databases are either tailored to your subject or they provide coverage over a wide range of interdisciplinary topics. Before you start, you might take a look at some tips on searching databases.
- Academic Search Premier: An interdisciplinary database that provides full text for nearly 4,500 journals, including more than 3,600 peer-reviewed titles
- Computer Source: Access to full text articles for nearly 300 publications and abstracts for nearly 450 publications focused on high technology
- Military and Government Collection: Cover-to-cover full text for nearly 300 journals and abstracts for nearly 400 titles pertaining to all branches of the military and government, including developments in technology and engineering
- Vocational and Career Collection: Offers full text coverage for nearly 350 trade periodicals for various industries, including high-tech fields
FIND A BOOK: ONLINE OR IN THE LIBRARY
If you can't go the library's stacks, check out our collection of online reference books:
If you can visit the library, it's easy to browse our collection because we organize books by their subject:
Organizing Books By Subject
||CALL NUMBER HEADING
|Engineering (General). Civil engineering.
|Hydraulic engineering. Ocean engineering.
|Highway engineering. Road and pavement.
|Mechanical engineering and machinery
|Electrical engineering. Electronics.
|Motor vehicles. Aeronautics.
|Mining engineering. Metallurgy.
You also might try these reference books:
- Machinery’s Handbook: Explains concepts related to engineering and machinery and offers tables and figures for clarification Ref TJ 151 .M3 2008
- Reference Data for Engineers: Offers engineering information on electronics, computers, radios, and forms of telecommunications Ref TK 6552. F4 2002
- Architectural Graphic Standards: Provides information for civil engineering standards, divided into topically-organized chapters Ref TH 2031 .R35 2000
- Civil Engineering Reference Manual: Contains information related to the PE exam, including illustrations, figures, and tables Ref TA 159 .L54 1999
- Benchtop Electronics Handbook: Offers information on 260 key concepts in electronics and includes practice problems, figures, and an index Ref TK 7825 .V45 1998
- Mark’s Standard Handbook for Mechanical Engineers: Covers more than 100 central topics related to mechanical engineering and includes illustrations and an index Ref TJ 151 .S82 1996
FIND A WEBSITE: USE INTERNET RESOURCES WISELY
Although these websites are likely to be accurate, you should still evaluate information found on the Internet.
- TechXtra: Allows access to a searchable database for articles, books, websites, and reports related to engineering
- Engineer’s Edge: Provides articles, reviews, news, and community forums to discuss issues related to several branches of engineering, drafting, and design
- Efunda: Offers explanations of fundamental concepts in engineering, including definitions of materials, conversion tables, formulas, and a design center
- Science and Engineering Encyclopedia: Provides definitions of common terms and concepts used in engineering in an alphabetized or categorized list
- IEEE: The home page of a national organization for engineers that provides news and information about the association and its developments
- How Products are Made: Provides information on the manufacturing of many products, including common items, heavy machinery, and electronics, in seven online volumes
- Greatest Engineering Achievements of the 20th century: Provides a detailed history of 20 milestone developments in engineering and their impact on the world
FIND A PRINT JOURNAL: READ THE LATEST ISSUES
The library subscribes to magazines and journals that are related to your field. Head to Tioga 2 and browse through some of these journals:
- Technology Review
- Scientific American
- New Scientist
CITATION GUIDES: CREATE A BIBLIOGRAPHY
Whether you use websites, electronic journals, reference books, or print resources, you will need a bibliography. Here’s some information on how to cite your sources:
- Avoid inadvertent plagiarism: [PDF] It’s possible to copy from a source and not even know that you’ve done anything wrong.
- KnightCite: This great site formats the bibliographic entry for you, and you can select the appropriate style (MLA, APA, Chicago).
- Guide to the MLA style: [PDF] The MLA-style is generally used for papers written in the humanities.
- Guide for the APA style: [PDF] The APA-style is generally used for papers written in the social sciences, especially psychology.
FIND MORE HELP: USE COLLEGE RESOURCES
Don’t hesitate to talk to a librarian, a tutor, or your instructor when conducting research. Make the most of these resources!