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WRI 501: Reading and Writing about the Scientific Literature

This guide will assist gradute students in Engineering, Science and related fields to identify tools and resources for researching the literature in the field.

Library Resources for Graduate Students

Getting started

Use the Main Catalog to search for books, journal titles, videos and dissertations. To find journal articles, conference papers, book chapters on a particular topic, use a specialized database for your research area or Articles+.  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 need data? Do you want facts? Opinions? News reports? Research studies? Analyses?