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CBE/EGR 260 Ethics and Technology: Engineering in the Real World: Home

Guide to resources that will help in examining engineering as a profession and professional responsibilities of engineers.

Why use the library?

When working on a project, paper or thesis, you need to perform library research in order to:

  1. review what is known about a given topic, phenomenon or problem so that you can place your own contribution in context
  2. locate specific information needed to successfully make your argument, carry out an experiment, or solve a problem

Getting prepared

Before you begin your research, you should ask yourself some questions to help you narrow your search parameters:

  • What kind of information are you looking for?
  • Do you want facts? Opinions? News reports? Case studies? Research studies? Analyses? Do you need data?

The resources listed under various subjects and on the Library's Databases web page will give you an idea of where to start. Take the time and explore the Research tools listed on the library website. Consult Willow Dressel ( if you are not sure which resources are best for your research and whether they are available in electronic format.



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Willow Dressel
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