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Also known as "Scholarly Articles," "Peer-Reviewed Articles," or "Academic Articles," these are:
  • Written and reviewed by scholars and provide new research, analysis, or information about a specific topic.
  • Usually focused on a narrow subject or a single case study
  • Intended for an academic audience


The following databases are a good place to find information on the field of enigineering

 Unlike journal articles, scholarly books:
  •  Are written on a broader, general subject
  •   May contain a collection of related chapters by different authors
  •   Contain less recent information
Remember: you may only need to read one chapter of a scholarly book!



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Select Engineering Websites

Discover Engineering – DiscoverE started 30 years ago and has a focus on introducing K-12 students to the field of engineering. Supported by numerous multi-national corporations. – Global news, information, games and resource listings (including job listings) for engineers headquartered in Ontario, Canada.

EngrXIV: Open Archive of Engineering -A great source for open papers and preprints in the fields of engineering.

eFunda – Engineering fundamentals and a formula resource.

Eng-Tips Forums – Discussion forums for engineering professionals, including chemical, electrical, and mechanical. – Powerful online patent search engine.

Engineering 360 – Listing of engineering products and suppliers.

The Engineering Toolbox – Resources, calculators, tools and basic information for engineering professionals.

NTRL (National Technical Information Services) -Current U.S. government-sponsored research and worldwide scientific, technical, engineering, and business-related information.