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To find books on a particular topic, search in our online catalog using 'Advanced Keyword Searching 'feature and using appropriate keyword representing that topic. Once you find a book, follow the link 'Distance Learners: How do I obtain articles or books from the library?" to receive print books. Electronic books can be accessed by using your Drexel email ID and password.

Examples:

Electronic Books Click on the links below to access electronic books (Access only to Drexel faculty and students)
NOTE: Search for any relevant topics related to Project Management for the course.

Using Summon:
Try Summon to find books, articles and more. See also What is Summon? How can I use it?.

  • Click on Articles & More Tab in the Library Home page
  • For example, type ‘Project Management’ and click on Search Library link.
  • Refine your search results by selecting an option from the left column. For example, select ‘ebook’ option. You will see a listing with links to  electronic books.
  • Try Summon for quick search. For more in depth search, explore the resources below.

 Key Engineering Electronic Databases

Key Business and Entrepreneurship Databases
Use the following databases to find articles related to project management:


Use AccessScience to find  information on various subject areas related to Bridge Design.

  • AccessScience Full access to 7100+ articles, 115,000 dictionary terms, and hundreds of Research Updates in all areas of science and technology updated daily. AccessScience is the electronic version of the McGraw-Hill Encyclopedia of Science and Technology.

Group Projects

Books Click on the links below to see what books are available in the library in some key areas related to Bridge Design.

Using Summon: Try Summon to find books, articles and more. See: About Summon for more detailed information on how to use it more efficiently.

  • Click on Articles & More Tab in the Library Home page
  • For example, type ‘Truss and bridge design’ and click on Search Library link.
  • Refine your search results by selecting an option from the left column. For example, select ‘ebook’ option. You will see a listing with links to  electronic books.
  • Try Summon for quick search. For more in depth search, explore the resources below.

Searchable Electronic Book databases Click on the links below to access electronic books (Access only to Drexel faculty and students) You can access full book chapters using electronic book collections such as ebrary, ENGnetBASE,  Knovel, MATERIALSnetBASE, and MECHANICALnetBASE.

Electronic books

Electronic Databases Use databases below to find scholarly journal articles on the topic of your research project.

Web based sources

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Searchable Electronic Book databases Click on the links below to access electronic books (Access only to Drexel faculty and students) You can access full book chapters using electronic book collections such as Books24x7, Safari,  ebrary, ENGnetBASE,  Knovel, MATERIALSnetBASE, and MECHANICALnetBASE.

Electronic Book Chapters

Electronic Databases Use databases below to find scholarly journal articles on the topic of your research project.


Researcher ID is a global, multi-disciplinary scholarly research community. ResearcherID provides a solution to the author ambiguity problem within the scholarly research community. Each member is assigned a unique identifier to enable researchers to manage their publication lists, track their times cited counts and h-index, identify potential collaborators and avoid author misidentification. In addition, your ResearcherID information integrates with the Web of Knowledge and is ORCID compliant, allowing you to claim and showcase your publications from a single one account. Search the registry to find collaborators, review publication lists and explore how research is used around the world.

ResearcherID registration is available to all ISI Web of Knowledge users. You can also register  at ResearcherID. Use the same email address and password for both resources.

See video instruction clip: How to register, create your own Researcher ID, and build a publication list in ResearcherID.

Some interesting features of Researcher ID:

A Citing Articles Network depicts who is citing your articles. An interactive world map shows the top geographic locations. And a graphical display shows your top citations by author, category, country/territory, institution or year.

A Collaboration Network displays your collaboration associates. An interactive world map shows the top geographic locations. And a graphical display shows your top collaborators by author, category, country/territory, institution or year.

A Badge feature that allows you or others to place an interactive badge on any web page. When moving the cursor over the badge, a window will display a summary of your profile and recent publications — enabling you to elevate your professional profile overall by promoting your ResearcherID environment and highlighting your scholarly works.

See also: How do I keep current with new research using Web of Science database? What is Citation Report?


Engineering Village search guide

Engineering Village is the premier web-based discovery platform meeting information needs of the engineering community. Ei Compendex, available within Engineering Village, is the most comprehensive bibliographic database of engineering research available today, containing over nine million references and abstracts taken from over 5,000 engineering journals, conferences and technical reports.

See What's new in Engineering Village and Engineering Village Training Presentations for useful tips on how to search effectively within this resource.

See also Training videos and More videos additional search help. Access: Go to Engineering Databases and click on Ei Compendex or Engineering Village.


Drexel University's Concrete Canoe Team, operating under Drexel's ASCE Student Chapter, competes in the annual Mid-Atlantic Student Conference. During this three-day conference, teams from all over the region fight for bragging rights of who has the better concrete canoe.  The team  was placed first in the Design Paper category, just one of four categories in the Competition. The Oral Presentation, Product Display, and the Races are the other three categories. In this competition, students are challenged to design, build and race their concrete canoes, and due to its competitive nature, teams from around the country work year round to prepare for the competition.  The team set out in May of this year to work on their project.  Team members are using a modified shotcrete technique in order to "spray" their concrete canoe. This differs from the past 6 year in which the team had used a dual-mold system (pour concrete in a female mold and displace the concrete with a male mold).  Last year's canoe, Imperial, was the last generation of the dual-mold system, for this year they are tackling a more sophisticated and innovative method of casting a canoe. They plan to shot our first canoe with this method early next year, perhaps mid-January. This will likely be their prototype to a final canoe they plan to shot in mid to late February.  Aside from designing and constructing the physical canoe, there are dozens of other tasks they plan to complete.  The project consists of several tasks.  These are: concrete design, construction design and assembly, intense aesthetic consideration, intensive technical writing, researching information, superior use of presentation software, strength and paddling skill, and the list goes on.

So with returning members at an all time high this year,  they hope to complete all tasks we take on and ultimately produce a superior product.

The Concrete Canoe team finished first in the design paper presentations and second in product display.

Their paper can be accessed from: DESIGN PAPER_IMPERIAL

In the process, team used several ASTM standards. These include:

ASTM C192/C192M-07, Standard Practice for Making and Curing Concrete Test Specimens in the Laboratory.

ASTM C39/C39M-04a, Standard Test Method for Compressive Strength of Cylindrical Concrete Specimens.

ASTM C1611/C1611M-09a, Standard Test Method for Slump Flow of Self-Consolidating Concrete.

ASTM C1621/C1621M-09b, Standard Test Method for Passing Ability of Self-Consolidating Concrete by J-Ring.

The team will continue to refer to Civil, Architectural and Environmental Engineering Senior Seminar for their team project. They should also find Group Therapy: a group project survival guide page very useful as they continue to work on their group project.

Facebook: Drexel Concrete Canoe Group


 


First, try searching in our Libraries' online catalog using Advanced Keyword Searching using 'Autocad' as a keyword.
You will find books like:

AutoCAD 2010 3D modeling essentials / Munir M. Hamad. Hamad, Munir M. Sudbury, MA : Jones & Bartlett Learning, c2011. Engineering graphics with AutoCAD 2011 / James D. Bethune. Bethune, James D., 1941- Upper Saddle River, N.J. : Prentice Hall, 2010, c2011.

You will also find many electronic books.

For example. AutoCAD 2012 for dummies [electronic resource] / by David Byrnes ; foreword by Heidi Hewett. Byrnes, David, 1947- Hoboken, NJ : Wiley Pub., c2011.

Similarly, you can find books on MATLAB as well.
Try also:

Using Summon:
Try Summon to find books, articles and more. See also What is Summon? How can I use it?
Click on Articles & More Tab in the Library Home page. Search for 'MATLAB'.
You can refine your results by 'book/ebook' category under 'Content Type' from the results page
Try:
  • Books 24x7 -- ELECTRONIC Search, browse and view full contents of hundreds of books covering over 90 technology topics, including: Databases, Desktop & Office Applications, Enterprise Computing, Graphic Design, Hardware, IBM Redbooks, Networks & Protocols, Operating Systems, Programming, and Web Development.
  • Safari Tech Books -- ELECTRONIC Search, browse and view full contents of hundreds of books from major technology publishers including O'Reilly, Microsoft Press, Addison Wesley, Cisco, Cisco Press, Peachpit Press, Prentice Hall PTR, Que, Sams Publishing.
     
     
     
     

COS Funding Opportunities

COS Funding Opportunities is a compiled database of available opportunities for grants, fellowships, prizes and other type of funding. It is an extensive database with opportunities for recipients anywhere in the world, working in any discipline.

Access: Databases/Article Indexes for Funding

Click on: Community of Science (COS) Funding Opportunities

COS Scholar Universe

This database provides authoritative information about more than 1 million scholars and organizations around the world, together with verified affiliation and publication information. The database comprises international faculty at 4-year universities and their departments.

Click on Community of Science (COS) Scholar Universe

How can I find out about upcoming conferences where I can present my research?

Use COS Papers Invited database to find this information.

The database consists of detailed information and deadlines about calls for papers for forthcoming conferences and special issues of scholarly journals. These calls for papers are issued by professional bodies, journal editors and other conference organizers in all disciplines and from all over the world. Thus, the database serves as an alerting service for researchers, scholars and students that are seeking opportunities to present and publish their research.

Access: Databases/Article Indexes for Funding:.
Click on COS Papers Invited

To set up alerts,  go to 'My Research'. Create your research account. With this account, you will be able to save and manage search alerts, publication alerts, and RSS feeds.

How can I set up alerts for funding opportunities and upcoming conferences?

To set up an Alert:

  1. Run a search.
  2. Click "Create Alert" and complete the form. If you prefer to receive RSS feeds, click on 'Create RSS feed'
  3. Come back to My Research if you want to manage your alerts

 


Knovel provides electronic access to engineering and biomedical engineering related reference handbooks, databases, and conference proceedings.

To access knovel from the Library’s web site, go to http://www.library.drexel.edu/databases/bytitle/K
Click on Knovel:Engineering & Scientific Online Reference. Click on ‘Data Search’. Data Search retrieves numeric and other tabular data contained in Knovel’s interactive graphs, equations and tables. Click in the Field box to display the available search fields. When you begin typing, the list is filtered.

Watch: Knovel’s Interactive Tools Video http://why.knovel.com/resources/knovel-tutorial-videos/482-interactive-tools-video.html This video shows how to use Knovel’s data analysis  feature to  find the information hidden in complex graphs, equations and tables.    


Searching for Books using Library's online catalog

Search in our Library's online catalog using Advanced Keyword searching to search for books and other resources.

Click on the links below to see what resources are available using keywords represented in these links. Tissue Engineering Medical Devices Finance and Accounting Fashion and History Underwater Acoustics National Identity Drug Delivery

Using Summon: Try Summon to find books, articles and more. See also What is Summon? How can I use it?

  • Click on Articles & More Tab in the Library Home page
  • For example, type ‘Stem Cells’ and click on Search Library link.
  • Refine your search results by selecting an option from the left column. For example, select ‘ebook’ option. You will see a listing with links to  electronic books.
  • Try Summon for quick search. For more in depth search, explore the resources below.

Resources for various subject areas

Use databases and other resources included in each of the subject categories below to find scholarly journal articles and other information needed on the topic of your research project.
Using Scirus: Nanotechnology Patent Searching
Scirus is a comprehensive science and engineering specific search engine that searches open-access websites as well as peer-reviewed content from publisher sites.  With over 450 million scientific items indexed at last count, it allows researchers to search for not only journal content but also scientists’ homepages, courseware, pre-print server material, patents and institutional repository and website information.

Scirus is also linked from Databases/Article indexes for Engineering or it can be found by searching on our Library’s online catalog in the ‘Title’ field.

To link to Drexel full text from Scirus, first add Drexel University in the Library Partner Links within Scirus Preferences

Searching for Nanotechnology Patents:

Using Advanced Searching,  select ‘Patents’ as  one of the ‘Information Types’ and use ‘Nanotechnlogy’  as keywords.
See: Nanotechnology patents

Research Guides

Major subject areas Nanotechnology Some Nanotechnology related electronic Journals Some nanotechnology related electronic Journals available through our Library website:

Comprehensive list of Nanotechnology Publications can be accessed through the link:

Instructional Tutorials

  • Refworks (RefWorks is a web-based software application that helps you manage citations. It helps you keep track of the sources you are using for your research and your own notes about the sources)
  • Refworks Tutorials

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