This subject guide will assist you in finding books, journal articles, and websites, as well as assist you in developing your research skills.
Welcome to the library research guide for Electronics and Telecommunications Engineering at Carleton University. Scroll down to the Reference Materials section to find Encyclopedias, Dictionaries, and Handbooks.
Get background information from handbooks, encyclopedias, dictionaries.
- Comprehensive dictionary of electrical engineering Laplante, Phillip A.
- Electrochemical dictionary [electronic resource] / Allen J. Bard, György Inzelt, Fritz Scholz (Eds.)
- Fiber optics illustrated dictionary Petersen, Julie K.
- Fiber optics standard dictionary Weik, Martin H.
- The IEEE standard dictionary of electrical and electronics terms Radatz, Jane.; IEEE Computer Society. Standards Coordinating Committee.; Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers.;
- Encyclopedia of software engineering [electronic resource].
- Radar technology encyclopedia Barton, David Knox, 1927-; Leonov, S. A. (Sergeĭ Aleksandrovic
- TechEncyclopedia Contains more than 15,000 definitions about the computer field and IT industry.
- American electricians' handbook. Croft, Terrell, 1880-; Hartwell, Frederic P.; Summers, Wilford I.;
- AutoCAD 2009 and AutoCAD LT 2009 [electronic resource] : no experience required / Jon McFarland.
- The communications handbook Gibson, Jerry D.
- The computer engineering handbook Oklobdzija, Vojin G.
- The Electrical Engineering Handbook Chen, Wai-Kai, 1936-
- Electrical engineer's reference book Laughton, M. A.; Warne, D. F.;
- Handbook of engineering electromagnetics [electronic resource] / edited by Rajeev Bansal.
- The handbook of photonics [electronic resource] / edited by Mool C. Gupta, John Ballato.
- Handbook of semiconductor interconnection technology [electronic resource] / edited by Geraldine C. Schwartz, Kris V. Srikrishnan.
- Reference data for engineers : radio, electronics, computer, and communications. Middleton, Wendy.
- Reference manual for telecommunications engineering Freeman, Roger L.
- Springer eBooks
- Standard handbook for electrical engineers. Fink, Donald G.; Beaty, H. Wayne.;
- The VLSI handbook [electronic resource] / edited by Wai-Kai Chen.
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
- Scholars Portal Journals
- Science Citation Index Expanded
- Conference Proceedings Citation Index- Science (CPCI-S) --1990-present
- SPIE Digital Library Database
- SpringerLink Journals
- Synthesis Digital Library of Engineering and Computer Science: Collections 1-9
- Taylor & Francis Journals Online
- Web of Science
- Web of Science Core Collection
- IEEE communications magazine.
- IEEE industrial electronics magazine [electronic resource].
- IEEE signal processing magazine. [electronic resource]. Peer Reviewed
- IEEE transactions on fuzzy systems. Peer Reviewed
- IEEE transactions on industrial electronics. Peer Reviewed
- Neural Networks and Learning Systems, IEEE Transactions on
- IEEE transactions on pattern analysis and machine intelligence. [electronic resource]. Peer Reviewed
- IEEE transactions on power electronics. Peer Reviewed
- Proceedings of the IEEE. Peer Reviewed
- Progress in Quantum Electronics [electronic resource]. Peer Reviewed
News Sources & Business Reports
- Factiva Worldwide coverage of newspapers, business magazines, scholarly journals, trade journals, newsletters, and television and radio transcripts.
- LexisNexis News sources and news transcriptions from around the world.
Write down or store all the references you have consulted to include them in your bibliography of your research paper (e.g., Mendeley)
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.
- Academic Writing Centre and the Writing Tutorial Service Get one-on-one help with the entire writing process.
- Advice on Research and Writing
- Citing Electronic Resources
- The craft of editing : a guide for managers, scientists, and engineers / Michael Alley.
- IEEE Citation style guide
- Technical Report Writing (from NASA)
- Science and technology research : writing strategies for students / Tina M. Neville, Deborah B. Henry, Bruce D. Neville.
- Writing Guidelines for Engineering and Science Students
- 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.