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Researcher Support Services 09.26.2018

Screenshot of the ASCE Library interface

Five primary databases provide key engineering content: ACM Digital Library, ASCE Civil Engineering Research Library, ASME Digital Library, Engineering Village and IEEE Xplore.  Each of these are searched by Start My Research on the Library homepage for convenience. Plus each interface has additional capabilities including alerts and saved searches that are useful for extended research projects. References and full text can be exported to citation management software like EndNote.

ACM is computing all the way down, including computation theory, graphics, bioinformatics, data and security. ASCE is civil engineering including topics from aerospace to buildings to water and transportation. ASME is from mechanical engineers and ranges from control systems, medical diagnostics and energy management to nuclear and solar engineering. Engineering Village hosts two databases in one platform.  The first is Compendex the oldest and largest engineering database covering all types of engineering.  The second is INSPEC from IET covering research information on physics, electrical engineering and electronics, computers and control, mechanical, production engineering, information technology.  Finally IEEE Xplore is electrical engineering, computer science, and electronics from IoT and blockchain technology to AI.

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  • Visit the Ask Us Desk
    Stop by the Ask Us Desk for help. The Ask Us Service Desk is located on the first floor of the Library.

  • Research Tutoring
    Research tutoring is for quick questions, tips, and strategies on finding and evaluating information resources.  Research Tutoring is located in the Knowledge Market on the first floor and is available Monday–Thursday, 10:00 am to 5:00 pm and Friday from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm. 

  • Research Consultations
    Research consultations are for in-depth and lengthy discussions about research questions. Please use Schedule a Research Consultation Form to request an appointment.  Due to the level of preparation needed, appointments should be made 48 hours in advance. If you need immediate help, please use Research Tutoring.  


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