Choosing a topic may take awhile. It needs to be a topic of interest to you, and one with a reasonable scope (not too narrow or broad). You also want a topic that has articles that you can understand. Your interest may be enhanced if you pick an area you want to better understand, or one that concerns an industry, either an improvement is needed, or a problem needs to be eliminated.
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EndNote will ease your approach to formatting your reference list. It will store, manage, and format your citations into a compact listing.
The software is contracted and available only to AU students, faculty and staff. It can be downloaded and installed from
U:Drive -> Public -> AU Libraries -> Endnote
Place the SoE style (link below) in the EndNote styles folder after you install the program, so EndNote will format references with the correct style. When you create your file in EndNote, "Select other style" in the Style box. Scroll to add SoE as the style for your file.
When you create your file, choose the SoE style (Select Other Style).
Colorado State has a few guides for Engineers on writing reports, proposals, etc.
As you write your paper in Microsoft Word (or similar software), insert (copy and paste) your reference from EndNote into the proper location. It will automatically appear in cited form at the bottom of your paper.
For more help visit Purdue Online Writing Lab.