Key Resources

Academic databases

Academic databases usually contain the most up-to-date and in-depth information on your topic. While Scholar OneSearch is a great place to start your research, subject-specific databases can give you more focused results. For topics in Engineering and Computer Science, try:


Tutorial: Finding Peer Reviewed Articles (view PDF version and more peer-review tutorials)

Reference Resources

Reference databases and encyclopedias

Reference materials don't offer up-to-the-minute research, but they do provide important context and background information on a broad array of topics. A selection of reference databases is listed below.

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