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NUCE 297: Technical Writing for Engineers

A Research Guide to support Tech Writing


This guide will help you begin your search for information (and will be especially helpful for your proposal)! You will find:

  • Databases specifically helpful for engineering research
  • Tips for being a better searcher
  • Recommendations for collecting, organizing, annotating, and creating citations

The library is here to help! If you're not finding what you need, you can use the "Ask a Librarian" chat feature on the right side of this page, or send an email to your librarian.

Start Here: Databases

A list of databases to help you with your research. For additional information on how to search each database and use their unique search features be sure to look at the databases help, tools, search tips, and tutorials pages located on the front page of each database. These pages and videos will walk you through the different methods and terms used for basic searches, advanced searches, etc. in each database.

Getting Materials

The "I Want It" allows you to request items currently held by the University Libraries. You can select where you pick up physical material (e.g. Engineering Library desk) and you will be notified when they are available.

For materials not held by the University Libraries, or for those currently checked out to other users, you may also consider Interlibrary Loan: