UK Science & Engineering Library
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Library Front Desk 7-0121
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SEL Reference Librarians:
Aja Bettencourt-McCarthy, STEM Instruction Librarian 7--8343
Jan Carver, Chemistry Librarian - 7- 4074
Valerie Perry, Biology Librarian, Interim Head of SEL 8-4841
Susan K. Smith, Engineering and Interim Earth & Environmental Science Librarian 7-7176
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 Jennifer Horne, the Business, Economics, and Government Information Librarian at the University of Kentucky. In this role I support the Gatton College of Business and Economics, the Martin School of Public Policy, and the Patterson College of Diplomacy. Prior to becoming an academic librarian, I worked as a public policy researcher for more than 20 years. Please email me at email@example.com or schedule an appointment via Zoom.
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:
I'm available to meet with you via Zoom to help with your project.
DO NOT REINVENT THE WHEEL!
Save yourself a lot of time by doing some initial research. If you are in a university find out if there is a research repository (i.e., UKnowledge) and see what has already been researched and published.
Check with your advisor or any other experts (director of research) who may know of previous un-published or additionally published research. Find an engineering or science librarian and ask for their assistance in finding external and as well as internal literature.
If you are at a company, find out if they have a digital archive of research or even a print archive that has a database you can search. Find out who did previous research on the topic - check with your colleagues, supervisors, other researchers. Is there a corporate library and librarian? Ask for their assistance. Are laboratory notebooks available once you identify previous researchers? Are there patents? All this background will help you. Do not spin reinventing the wheel!
These guides contain resources by subject that have been selected as they may be useful for your research.