Overview and links to information resources for engineering
Last Updated: Sep 6, 2012
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EndNote Web, a free, online bibliographic management and formatting
software, can help you manage citations and
references throughout the process of writing a research paper.
- Organize references to cite in papers
- Format bibliographies in APA, MLA, Chicago, and hundreds of
- Store references from Web of Science and other
See additional links below for more information and help.
There are many other options for managing citations, both fee and free. Here are a few choices.
Use CatSearch to search journal articles, newspapers, books, ebooks, dissertations, and other resources.
Engineering journal articles and proceedings. Largest engineering database
Hundreds of engineering & science handbooks in full text: properties, formulas, and equations
- Web of Science
Broad coverage of science, engineering, and social science journals, with citation searching
- ASTM Standards and Engineering Digital Library
Full text ASTM standards and some ASTM journals, Symposia Papers, Special Technical Publications, and manuals.
- Dissertations and Theses: Full Text
International doctoral dissertations and a few masters’ theses. Citations back to 1861. Full text from about 1997. Covers all subjects.
- MSU Electronic Theses & Dissertations
See what others have done at MSU
- Google Scholar
Proxied link so that "Check MSU Availability" shows up. Useful adjunct search that hits some full text results that other databases miss.
- SciFinder Web
Chemistry articles, patents, properties, and reactions. Most comprehensive chemistry database. NOTE: Must register first!
- Web of Knowledge Combined
Combines searches of Web of Science, Medline, Biological Abstracts, and Zoological Record for extensive biological engineering coverage.
Research in physics, electrical engineering, computing, and information technology. Very large dataase.
- IEEE Xplore
Electrical engineering and computing journals, proceedings, and standards
Schematic of using "Check MSU Availbility" from a database to get to the full text of an article.
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