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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:

  • Credo Reference Online: Access to more than 600 reference books, including general and specialized encyclopedias and dictionaries for overviews on topics
  • World Geography and Culture Online: Provides maps, images, and the ability to compare demographic information from different countries

If you can visit the library, it's easy to browse our collection because we organize books by their subject:

Organizing Books By Subject
SUBJECT CALL NUMBER HEADING
Engineering (General). Civil engineering. TA
Hydraulic engineering. Ocean engineering. TC
Environmental engineering. TD
Highway engineering. Road and pavement. TE
Mechanical engineering and machinery TJ
Electrical engineering. Electronics. TK
Motor vehicles. Aeronautics. TL
Mining engineering. Metallurgy. TN
Photography. TR
Manufactures. TS
Handicrafts. TT

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!


Published Jul 16, 2009 (Updated Feb 3, 2014)


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