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.
When beginning research, it is easy to get overwhelmed, Starting off in an organized fashion will save you time and make life easier.
Turn your research topic into a question. This narrows the focus and makes it more manageable.
Develop a search strategy using key words to find articles. Identify the databases you will use.
Review your information and if it isn't answering your question go back and research some more, using additional keywords and perhaps a different database.
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.
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..
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