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Engineering databases and common questions in a snapshot

Use of the major indexing tools for engineering and answers for common questions.

How to search science and engineering databases

How to perform a comprehensive search of the literature for a thesis/dissertation - these instructions are useful for non-comprehensive searches as well Article, handbook, dissertation, government resource and library catalog databases.

ENGR 1111 - Introduction to Engineering

Library Assignment Spring 2011 (PDF)

MAE 4344 - Mechanical Engineering Senior Design

Print and electronic sources, and standards. (Powerpoint)
Patents (Powerpoint)
Print Sources (Word)
Electronic Sources (Word)


Overview, definitions, preliminary patent search, and search example. (Powerpoint)

ENGL 3323 - Technical Writing

Databases by discipline: Business/Financial, Engineering, Agriculture; Formats: articles, technical reports, government documents. (Powerpoint)
Print & Electronic Sources (Word)

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Last Updated: 25 March 2008