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Library Research for Engineering Students

Find information sources for engineering research, evaluate information and get help with citation.

Research & Cite

Researching a topic for an assignment? The guide will help you access and cite information sources used in Engineering.  

Choose a Topic
Find Research on your Topic
Choose the Best Information Sources
Cite Your Sources 

Top Tips for Using the Library

  • Omni Search on the Library home page lets you search everything (books, e-books, articles, reports and more).
  • Log in to online Library resources with your Network ID (the same as your email and Canvas login). Test it now: IEEE Xplore
  • Sign in to your Library Account when you want to see what items you've checked out, when they're due back, and renew them for a later due date. 
  • Check Library updates about hours, spaces, and COVID-19 procedures
  • Need help? Contact your Engineering Librarian, Kate Gibbings, or click the Ask a Librarian chat button on any Library page. 

Tips for Off Campus Access

Here are some tips for accessing Library online resources from off campus:

Use Omni Search, the search box on the Library home page

  • You can choose "Available online" as a filter on the results page. 
  • When you select any online resources, you will be prompted to log in. Use your Network ID

Access databases and publisher collections through the Library

  • Go to Databases A-Z to log in to collections like IEEE Xplore, ScienceDirect, and Springer. 

Found an article and can't access it? Here are some things you can try:

Found an e-book in Omni and can't access it? 

Creative Commons License

This guide was created by Ontario Tech Libraries and is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution International 4.0 License, except where otherwise noted. 

Creative Commons Attribution International 4.0 License

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