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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. 
  • Need help? Contact your Engineering Librarian, 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 (student number plus the same password you use for Ontario Tech email and Canvas). 

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:

  • Copy the article title into Omni Search
  • Email your Engineering Librarian (or use the "Ask a Librarian" chat button on the Library website. It will say "Email a Librarian" when the chat service is closed.)

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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