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Engineering Research Guide

A research guide for engineering subjects and courses

About This Guide

engineering image from Columbia State academic pagesAccording to the Bureau of Labor Statistics:

  • "Civil engineers design, build, supervise, operate, and maintain construction projects and systems in the public and private sector, including roads, buildings, airports, tunnels, dams, bridges, and systems for water supply and sewage treatment."
  • "Mechanical engineering is one of the broadest engineering disciplines. Mechanical engineers design, develop, build, and test mechanical and thermal sensors and devices, including tools, engines, and machines."

This guide is designed to support the research and learning needs of both types of engineering programs. Here, you'll find resources for:

  • selecting and evaluating sources
  • constructing research questions
  • search tips and strategies
  • finding sources in Charger Search, databases, online sources, codes and standards, and statistics
  • recommended citation and style guides
  • contacting librarians for help

If you have suggestions for other resources, please let us know!

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