Using the engineering literature (Ebook - T10.7 .U85 2012eb) - Chapter 16: Mechanical Engineering
Identify keywords and terms and develop a search strategy:
- Developing a search strategy
- Tips for keyword and subject searching
- Use Boolean searching and truncation in a database search to focus results
Google Scholar -- Searches for scholarly materials such as peer-reviewed articles, theses, books, preprints, abstracts and reports across many disciplines and sources. Freely available; however, many of the links that lead to full text resources are not. On your first visit go to Scholar Preferences and use the Library Links box to set CSUN as the source for no-fee access to many full text articles. [Search for CSUN and select the CSU, Northridge - SFX Find It at CSUN option and select Save Preferences.]
You can search the library catalog by Journal title by selecting the Journals tab.
- The Oviatt Library subscribes to over 2,100 print and over 57,000 online periodicals, which include research journals, magazines, and newspapers.
- Select the optional checkbox to search electronic periodicals only.
NOTE: The Library catalog offers title searching for periodicals, but not for specific articles. For access to periodical articles, search the databases listed on the Library's Databases by Subject page.
EVALUATING RESEARCH ARTICLES
- Conducting research literature reviews: from the Internet to paper (Floor 3 - Q180.55 .M4 F56 2005)
- Evaluating research articles from start to finish (Floor 3 - Q180.55 .E9 G57 2011)
- How to read and understand a research study (Media Instructional DVDs - 12841)