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Engineering Research Guide

Engineering Research Help


Use this research guide to:

  • Get research tips
  • Access library databases
  • Find books, journals, & more 
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Getting Started

It is a best practice to begin the research process by gathering background information on your topic.  Reference items, like encyclopedias are a good source for background information.  Use the resources linked below to get started.  After developing a better understanding of your topic, use the research databases listed under the Recommended Resources button to find scholarly sources (i.e., peer reviewed) of information.  

Popular web-based references, like Wikipedia, can also be consulted for background information, but should not be heavily relied on or cited in your research.