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Engineering Guide to Research

A guide to conducting research in engineering including finding sources such as journal articles, academic books, standards, and patents.

Why Use Articles?

Articles are a great resource to use when you need to find a more current perspective on your topic. They are useful as articles commonly focus on one aspect of a broader subject and as a result are more specialized in topic.

Key Databases

Some databases with broad coverage across a wide range of disciplines in engineering are:

Some more specialized resources that you may find useful include:

Choosing Keywords

Boolean Operators and Modifiers

Learn how to use the Boolean Operators AND/OR/NOT to target and refine your search.

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Learn how to format your search using the Boolean Modifiers quotes " ", asterisk *, and parenthesis ( )

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cheat sheet summarizing boolean operators and modifiers

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