Engineering Research Guide - LSC-North Harris

Starting Point

  1. Think about your topic and what are you trying to answer.  Terms? People? Organizations? Places? Objects?
  2. List terms that best represent the main concepts of your topic.  
    • computer aided design or CAD
    • metals and mechanical properties
    • shape memory alloys
    • steel alloys (different steel alloys [nickel, aluminum, carbon, iron, etc.] and their properties)
    • engineering materials

Reference Books

E-Books

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Research Databases

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Search all four databases at the same time.

Featured Journals & Trade Publications 

Company & Industry Reports

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Search Business Source Complete to find a variety of business, company, and industry reports. 

Featured SWOTs (Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities, and Threats):

Industry Profiles

 

Citation Help

  1. Keep track of all of the information and sources you used during your research.
  2. Ask your professor about the required citation style.
  3. Consult Citation Help Guide from LSC-North Harris Library to help you construct your citations.

Each citation should answer the questions:

  • Who wrote the material you are using?
  • What did the author(s) entitle the piece he/she/they wrote?
  • Where and when was it published (for a book, what city; for an article, which periodical)?
  • If it's an article or a chapter, what pages is your source on?

   
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