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Jay Bhatt

Jay Bhatt
Librarian for Engineering
Hours M-F: 9am-6pm
Hagerty Library, Room 132
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ENGR 103: Engineering Design Lab III -- Resources

Welcome to Engineering 103 Library Resources.


  1. Finding Books
  2. Finding Articles
  3. RefWorks
  4. Patents
  5. Ask a Librarian

Finding Books


Finding Articles

  • 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 ‘Mobile Robots’ and click on Search Library link. Refine your search results by selecting an option from the left column.

  • Most journal articles reside in the library's databases. You can always find a specific journal (Engineering Management Journal, for example) by searching in the library catalog. If you don't know exactly what you're looking for, search for your topic in a library database. A few suggested databases are below; for the full list of library databases, arranged by subject, see our Databases by Subject page
     
  • best resourceProQuest Research Library ProQuest is an excellent multi-disciplinary database. It contains both scholarly and popular articles on a very wide variety of topics. It is not intended to be used for engineering research, however you will likely find relevant information for your projects.
     
  • best resourceEngineering Village Engineering Village is the premier tool for searching engineering literature. It provides a combined interface for searchig the Ei Compindex and Inspec databases as well as handbooks, patents, and standards.

RefWorks

  • RefWorks is a "bibliographic management system" that allows you to save the citations for sources you've found, organize them, and then create a properly-formatted bibliography from your sources. You can even import the citations directly from our databases. Using RefWorks will save you hours of typing!
  • best resourceRefWorks To use RefWorks, you must create an account from an on-campus computer. After that, you can access it over the web from anywhere! Follow the link above to get started.
  • Help With RefWorks If you are having problems using RefWorks, try one of our tutorials. Or, ask a librarian!

Patents

  • best resourceUSPTO The US Patent and Trademark Office is the authority for all US patents. Patents can be searched and retrieved for free, but you must use the UPSTO plugin to view patent images.
  • Google Patents Google has recently started offering a service similar to the USPTO. However, we have found that Google returns more extraneous results than the USPTO and there is no easy way to print or save the patent images.
  • best resourcepat2pdf.org A free service that, when given a patent number, will return an image of the patent as a single PDF file. This is much more useful than either the USPTO or Google image viewers.

Ask a Librarian

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