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Research Guides - Sue Smith

Head Librarian, Engineering and Science Libraries

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University of Kentucky
Lexington, KY 40506


Biopharmaceutical Engineering
by Frank Davis, Valerie Perry, Sue Smith - Last Updated Jul 16, 2012
An interdisciplinary guide encompassing biomedical, biopharmaceutical, clinical engineering and applied engineering.
Tags: biopharmaceutical_engineering
Chemical and Materials Engineering
by Sue Smith - Last Updated May 14, 2014
The Chemical & Materials Engineering Research Guide will help you jump-start the research process. This guide contains research books, article databases, eBooks and more - all focused on CME.
Tags: ceramics_engineering, chemical_engineering, chemical_prices, materials_engineering, materials_prices
Civil Engineering
by Sue Smith - Last Updated Jul 22, 2014
Research guide for civil engineers and researchers.
Tags: bridges, civil_engineering, construction, transportation_engineering
Computer Science
by Sue Smith - Last Updated Feb 7, 2014
Resources for the computer scientist ranging from artificial intelligence to visualization as well as computer science, computer vision, imagery, software engineering, networking and more!
Tags: computer_science, computers, information_technology, programming
Engineering for Natural Disasters
by Sue Smith - Last Updated Jan 27, 2014
This guide is a collection of resources for applied engineering in times of natural disaster. This covers earthquakes, hurricanes, tornadoes, and tsunamis.
Tags: earthquake, natural_disasters, seismic disasters, tornado, tsunami
ME 699
by Sue Smith - Last Updated Jul 22, 2014
Mechanical Engineering
by Sue Smith - Last Updated Mar 20, 2014
Core resources for mechanical engineering and technology research
Tags: automotive_engineering, mechanical_engineering, transportation_engineering
Metals Information
by Sue Smith - Last Updated Jan 30, 2014
Tags: metals materials engineering
Mining Engineering
by Sue Smith - Last Updated Jun 3, 2014
The mining research guide provides resources on all types of mining with a strong focus on coal mining.
Tags: energy, mines, mining_engineering, mountaintop_removal, rock_mechanics, surface_mining
MNG 101
by Sue Smith - Last Updated Jul 22, 2014
Tags: mining_engineering
Mountaintop Removal
by Sue Smith - Last Updated Mar 6, 2014
in the Appalachian Mountains.
Tags: appalachia, coal, coal_mining, mining, mountaintop_removal, surface_mining
Quilts in Kentucky
by Meg Shaw, Sue Smith, Sarah Vaughn - Last Updated Mar 13, 2012
This guide focuses on quilt and quiltmaking resources available at UK Libraries and within the Commonwealth of Kentucky.
Tags: decorative art, home arts, kentucky, quilt, quilt artists, quilters, quilting
Railway Engineering
by Sue Smith - Last Updated Feb 12, 2014
Research 101 for New Engineers
by Sue Smith - Last Updated Apr 3, 2014
Research Experience for Undergrads
by Sue Smith - Last Updated Nov 15, 2012
by Sue Smith - Last Updated Nov 20, 2013
Radio Frequency Identification
by Sue Smith - Last Updated Mar 12, 2014
A guide about tornadoes, preparedness, and Kentucky disaster relief resources.
Tags: kentucky, storm chasing, tornadoes, wind research
Wind Energy
by Sue Smith - Last Updated Jan 27, 2014
Tags: wind energy, wind power

My Background

I am originally from Springville, New York, a small town south of Buffalo in western New York State.  I have a B.A in geology (State University College of New York at Buffalo) and I have a masters in library science (University of Pittsburgh).


As Head of the Engineering Library, I am happy to work with you regarding research, library instruction, services and resources. Visit our Library and Instruction Services Guide to request consults, instruction, suggest a book for purchase, or contact me with any other suggestions or concerns.


UKLibraries committee assignments 2014-2015:  Information Literacy Committee, Worldcat Local Working Group and LiGuides Working Group

My Interests


Professional Interests

  • Information Literacy
  • Augmented reality

Public Interests

  • Collie Rescue
  • Global Warming
  • Pet Legislation
  • Women's Rights

PCooperersonal Interests




  • Birding
  • Basketmaking
  • Enjoying my collies
  • Fiber Arts (Knitting, weaving)
  • Herbs and Herb Gardening
  • Quilting
  • Art Rubber Stamping