If you need help with research, please stop by the Engineering Library or contact an Engineering librarian to set up an appointment. Below are some links to helpful resources.
- Research Basics
Research Basics helps students identify the most relevant resources for each field of
study. Students can also find general guides to research skills such as choosing topics,
evaluating sources, and finding full text.
- Course Guides
The course guides help students in specific classes to find the resources that are most
appropriate for their projects. The guides take students through the research process in
a step-by-step fashion, linking to useful sources of information along the way.
- Research Guides
Research Guides contains links to the “Information Resources in . . . ” series, which
covers BE, CBE, CIS, EE, MEAM, MSE and SSE. Students will also find many other useful
Here engineering and physical science students can learn to use some of the most
important resources available to them, such as databases and citation management tools.
- Penn Online Research Tutorial (PORT)
For students who are new to research, this is a tutorial covering basic skills such as
developing a topic, identifying the types of information needed, locating, evaluating and