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ENGR102-Robotics Module

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

  • Groupwork Survival Guide When you work in a group, you can accomplish more than you would if you were just learning on your own. Your group members may have some skills or knowledge that you don’t have. And you will find that you, too, have knowledge and skills that compliment your group members.Furthermore, group work will help you learn how to play well with others – that’s super important to anyone in the working world. If you can figure out how to leverage your teammates’ abilities with your own, you can succeed in any team environment in the work world

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 and More' Tab  in Drexel University Libraries Home Page
  • For example, type ‘Autonomous waste disoposal’ 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.

See: Robot Gripper Design articles

Drexel University's Concrete Canoe Team and their paper presentation at the Mid-Atlantic Student Conference

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.

How do I find what books are available on AUTOCAD? on MATLAB?

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

Search for material properties using Knovel

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

Construction Management and Engineering Technology Resources



Click on the links below to see what books are available in the library in some key areas related to Manufacturing Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Electronics and Nanotechnology

Starting your research for design projects

Step 1: Starting with your particular topic, for example: Polymer Composite Fibers
Using Google Search and searching for You may find web resources such as : Fibers in Polymer Composites

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

Web of Science (ISI) Interface provides access to the ISI Citation databases: Arts & Humanities Citation Index, Science Citation Index, and Social Science Citation Index.

Extensive help in using these databases is available from:

Web of Science Tutorial will give you an overview of this database and understanding of how to use it.
Web of Science Recorded Tra

There are a number of reference books available online. How can I find out which reference books are available from our Library's web site?

You can find electronic encyclopedias or handbooks by searching in our Library's online catalog. For example, to locate electronic handbooks in the area of Mechanical Engineering, use ‘mechanical*’ and ‘handbook*’ as keywords in ‘Advanced Searching’ feature and by limiting to ‘DU Electronic Books’ option.

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