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Engineering: Get Started

This guide will help you begin your research in Engineering through the library's collections and beyond.

In This Guide

Engineering is the application of mathematics and scientific, economic, social, and practical knowledge in order to invent, innovate, design, build, maintain, research, and improve structures, machines, tools, systems, components, materials, processes and organizations.

The discipline of engineering is extremely broad, and encompasses a range of more specialized fields of engineering, each with a more specific emphasis on particular areas of applied science, technology and types of application.

The term Engineering is derived from the Latin ingenium, meaning "cleverness" and ingeniare, meaning "to contrive, devise".

       

Use the tabs above to navigate through the following pages of the guide:

  • Find Articles - search for articles online and in print.  Recommends the best resources for finding mining engineering articles.
  • Find Books -find print and eBooks
  • Reference Works -background information, key concepts, and definitions
  • Find Other Resources -find conferences, preprints, standards and technical reports
  • Organizations & Web Sources - find professional organizations, scholarly societies and other quality web resources
  • Evaluating Sources -find information on finding authoritative sources
  • Citing Sources - find information on citation formats, citation management tools and more.

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Core Electronic Resources

These are likely to be the best online sources in which to start your research.

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