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Engineering: Home

Quick Guide to Resources

 

Resource Tool  Use to search for:  

Summon

Just about everything:
Articles, Books, Reference Material, 
Conference Proceedings, Theses

 Library Catalog

Mostly items located in the library:
Books, Reference Material,  

Conference Proceedings, Journals, Theses

Journals A-Z

       Finding the location of a JOURNAL by its TITLE
     Databases*

Mostly articles from general to specific subject areas
Engineering specific searches

      EndNote

Store citation info
Create reference lists in reports with automatic citation formatting
Share sources with others

Each database is different and covers an assortment of source types. 
To learn more about a database or find the right one for
you, talk to a librarian.

Engineering Research

This guide will provide you with information about resources available through Scholes Library to help support learning, teaching, and engineering research

The Engineering Librarian provides a number of services including:

  • Library instruction tutorials
  • Resource instruction
  • In-depth research support
  • Research data management consultations
  • Thesis reference reviews
  • Contact for book and journal recommendations

What's in this Guide

This resource guide has links and information to help you navigate the wide variety of resources you'll use in engineering. Among these are:

Databases, which contain articles from many different journals. While there are some general databases, you'll find that using one focused on engineering and/or science will lead to more relevant results and allow more sophisticated searching. If you're trying to track down a citation, you may want to focus your search within a particular journal.

Standards, which are guidelines or rules for products, processes, test methods, and materials. Standards are developed and followed in order to produce a level of uniformity, interoperability, reliability, or means of comparison even when different parties are involved.

Technical Reports, which describe the progress or results of scientific or technical research and development. These documents generally do not go through the same peer review process that an academic journal article might, but they are important sources of professional knowledge. These are often published by the organization which did and/or sponsored the research.

You'll also find information specific to your engineering work here at Alfred, including Technical Communications and theses.