General Purpose/Popular Magazine:
Other Types of Sources:
Use the databases below to search for journal articles, conference proceedings, technical papers, etc. For help using any of these databases, contact the Bevier Engineering Library.
These databases are more general and should be useful for all engineering disciplines. The full list of engineering databases can be found on the Engineering Databases LibGuide.
These databases are more specialized for specific engineering disciplines. See the descriptions for when these databases might be useful, and refer to the Departmental LibGuides for more databases in your area.
NOTE: SciFinder requires each user to register for a personal SciFinder account before searching. Be sure to carefully read the license agreement before accepting, as this outlines acceptable uses of the database.
If you need information on industries, market trends, or specific companies, try the two guides below to find appropriate business databases to search.
So, you've started your research and found lots of great scholarly sources. Good for you! Since you've been searching in Compendex and IEEExplore, you've probably found that the articles are very dense, complex, and full of jargon. Not to fear! Check out the PowerPoint above to learn how to easily read (and understand) a scientific paper. This PP was created by Steve Van Tuyl, Data Services Librarian, Oregon State University.
Need help using a specific citation style? See our Citation Styles guide for an overview of APA, MLA, Chicago/Turabian.
Need more help? Schedule an appointment with the Writing Center.
Citation Management Tools:
Online citation managers are an easy way to keep track of all of your references. The University Library System resources work with tools such as Mendeley and EndNote. These are tools for importing citations from sources like PittCat and article databases that can automatically integrate them into your research paper and bibliography.