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 subject guide for Engineering (General) at Carleton University. Scroll down to the Reference Materials section to find encyclopedias, dictionaries, and handbooks.
Get background information from handbooks, encyclopedias, dictionaries.
- Encyclopedia and handbook of process capability indices [electronic resource] : a comprehensive exposition of quality control measures / W.L. Pearn, Samuel Kotz.
- Encyclopedia of portal technologies and applications [electronic resource] / Arthur Tatnall [editor].
- Encyclopedia of products & industries--manufacturing [electronic resource] / Patricia J. Bungert, Arsen J. Darnay, editors.
- A dictionary of architecture and landscape architecture [electronic resource] / James Stevens Curl.
- A dictionary of biomedicine [electronic resource] / John Lackie.
- Adhesives technology handbook [electronic resource] / edited by Sina Ebnesajjad.
- Building integrated photovoltaics [electronic resource] : a handbook / Simon Roberts & Nicolò Guariento.
- Civil engineering formulas [electronic resource] / Tyler G. Hicks.
- Engineering documentation control handbook [electronic resource] : configuration management in industry / Frank B. Watts.
- Gas turbine engineering handbook [electronic resource] / Meherwan P. Boyce.
- Handbook of alternative fuel technologies [electronic resource] / Sunggyu Lee, James G. Speight, Sudarshan K. Loyalka.
- The petroleum engineering handbook [electronic resource] : sustainable operations / [M.I. Khan and M.R. Islam].
- Handbook on decision making. Vol 1, Techniques and applications [electronic resource] / Lakhmi C. Jain and Chee Peng Lim (Eds.).
Once your topic is narrowly defined, select databases to find specific articles that have been published in journals.
- MathScinet PEER REVIEWED
- SpringerLink Journals
- Web of Science Core Collection
- Wiley Online Journals
- Archives of computational methods in engineering.
- Combustion and flame. Peer Reviewed
- Composites Part B: Engineering [electronic resource].
- Computer methods in applied mechanics and engineering. Peer Reviewed
- Structural health monitoring [electronic resource].
- International journal of engineering science [electronic resource].
- Bioinspiration & biomimetics [electronic resource]. Peer Reviewed
- ISA Transactions [electronic resource]. Peer Reviewed
- Engineering Applications of Artificial Intelligence [electronic resource].
- Journal of the Franklin Institute.
- Applied mathematical modelling [electronic resource].
- Structural and Multidisciplinary Optimization [electronic resource].
- International journal for numerical methods in engineering. Peer Reviewed
- Design studies.
- Advanced Engineering Informatics [electronic resource].
- Journal of engineering design [electronic resource].
- Precision Engineering [electronic resource].
- IEEE transactions on industry applications.
- Engineering Analysis with Boundary Elements [electronic resource].
Find books on your topic to gain greater depth and understanding.
- Google Books >Engineering (General)
- Books and Serials on Engineering (General) and Civil Engineering (General) are shelved at these locations in the Library of Congress system: TA1-2040. New titles.
- Books and Serials on Technology (General) are shelved at these locations in the Library of Congress system: T1-995. New titles.
Suggested Subject Headings:
- Advanced Materials and Systems
- Biomedical Engineering
- Communication Networks and Systems
- Computers and Intelligent Systems
- Design and Cultural Context
- Engineering Mathematics
- Human Interaction with the Environment
- Transportation Systems
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)
Writing and Research
- Advice on Research and Writing From CMU, primarily for computer scientists
- IEEE Citation Style Guide
- Writing Services
- 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.
- United States Geological Survey
- Natural Resources Canada
- Water Online
- Water Resources of the United States: Provides data, real-time and historical, from the USGS.
- WWW Virtual LIbrary: Mechanical Engineering
- Best Manufacturing Practices Center of Excellence
- Introduction to Machine Tools
- NASA Technical Reports Server
- Robotics Internet Resources Page
- Visible Human Project
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