Welcome to the library subject guide for Communications Engineering at Carleton University. Scroll down to the Reference Materials section to find encyclopedias, dictionaries, and handbooks. For other types of resources, please use the tabs at the top of this page.
Get background information from handbooks, encyclopedias, dictionaries.
- Style and ethics of communication in science and engineering [electronic resource] / Jay D. Humphrey, Jeffrey W. Holmes.
Mobile communications handbook [electronic resource] / edited by Jerry D. Gibson.
- Electrical engineering dictionary on CD-ROM [electronic resource] / [edited by] Phillip A. Laplante.
- Encyclopedia of software engineering [electronic resource].
Once your topic is narrowly defined, select databases to find specific articles that have been published in journals.
- Academic OneFile
- ACM Digital Library
- Dissertations and Theses Global
- Knovel Library
- SpringerLink Journals
- Web of Science
- IEEE Communications surveys and tutorials [electronic resource].
- IEEE communications magazine.
- Archives of computational methods in engineering.
- Combustion and flame. Peer Reviewed
- IEEE wireless communications [electronic resource]. Peer Reviewed
- Composites Part B: Engineering [electronic resource].
- IEEE journal on selected areas in communications.
- Computer methods in applied mechanics and engineering. Peer Reviewed
- Structural health monitoring [electronic resource].
- International journal of engineering science [electronic resource].
- Google Books >Communications Engineering
Find books on your topic to gain greater depth and understanding.
- Books and Serials on Telecommunications Engineering are shelved at these locations in the Library of Congress system: TK5101-6720. New titles.
We welcome your suggestions for books or other library materials you need for your study or research at Carleton.
Suggested Subject Headings:
- Communications Software
- Computer Communications
- Distributed Network Processing
- Telecommunications Engineering
- Wireless Communications
Fulltext eBook Collections:
- Publication Cycle (Engineering & Science): to find primary and secondary sources of information, use tertiary sources of information: dictionaries, encyclopedias, handbooks. When a researcher publishes material, they follow the cycle clockwise. To find primary and secondary sources, follow the cycle anti clockwise.
- Begin by defining exactly what you are searching for
- Select the keywords/synonyms in your topic
- Be specific when determining keywords/synonyms and terms to search
- Use the advanced interface of electronic databases and Internet search engines to help narrow your search
- Limit results in electronic databases to full-text or peer reviewed journals only
- Use Boolean Operators to connect search terms (Click for a brief explanation of Boolean Operators)
- Take notes during your research to keep track of where you have been, keywords searched, what worked and what didn't, etc.
- Google search secrets [electronic resource] / Christa Burns and Michael P. Sauers.
More Writing & Citing Resources:
Write down or store all the references you have consulted to include them in your bibliography of your research paper (e.g., Mendeley)
Advice on Research and Writing From CMU, primarily for computer scientists
- The Oxford guide to library research [electronic resource] / Thomas Mann.
- Annual Reviews Online Authoritative, analytic reviews in 34 focused disciplines within the Biomedical, Life, Physical, and Social Sciences. They synthesize the vast amount of primary research literature and identify the principal contributions in each field.