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CS 315: Getting Started

Article Databases For Today's Class

When looking for articles on your topic, start with these databases.  They are already focused by subject and have filtered out sites and sources that would not be used in academic papers or research. 

For the Beginning Researcher

When beginning research, it is easy to get overwhelmed,  Starting off in an organized fashion will save you time and make life easier. 

About Your Librarians

Hi, I'm Aja Bettencourt-McCarthy, the STEM Instruction Librarian at the University of Kentucky.

In this role I support students and faculty in the College of Engineering and in the science programs in the College of Arts and Sciences. I'm passionate about critical thinking, entrepreneurial mindsets, and design thinking. Prior to becoming a librarian, I worked in IT and in the technology sector in Silicon Valley.

I look forward to working with your on projects and research so please don't hesitate to contact me at or set-up an appointment on Zoom!

About Your Librarian

Hi, I'm Sue Smith the engineering librarian at the  University of Kentucky... Most of my career has been spent in corporate research libraries such as Texaco Inc.. (headquarters),,National Steel Corporation, PolyOne, and other corporations.. As a result. I have a great deal of experience working with a wide variety of engineers from petroleum exploration engineers to polymer scientists and finding answers to some very difficult and sometimes unusual questions..  

My subject specialties are:

  • Engineering information
  • Earth & Environmental Sciences Information
  • Standards & Specifications Information
  • Information Literacy 
  • Critical Thinking

I'm  available to meet with you via Zoom to help with your project.