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TE 211: Capstone Design Projects - 1: Finding Relevant Information

Information sources, searching techniques, site evaluation tips, document acquisition, writing/citing styles

Research Databases

This is a short list of research databases. Note that there are two tabs within this box: one for Business, and one for Engineering.

This is a short list of research databases. Note that there are two tabs within this box: one for Business, and one for Engineering

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Other Information Sources and Helpful Links

SciTech Background Information Sources

eBooks and Books for Background Information

Why Use eBooks/Books

  • Good for in-depth background information.
  • You don't have to read the whole book! Search within eBooks to find where a specific keyword is mentioned.
  • Use glossaries, indexes, Table-of-Contents and other features to quickly scan for relevance.
  • Check bibliographies/references for mentions of other important works.

How to Find eBooks/Books

  • Use the online catalog, ASA, to search for books and eBooks. A search box is below.
  • Use eBrary or other eBook providers from the A-to-Z Database List to complete more in-depth searching.

Interlibrary Loan Books through PALCI E-Z Borrow -  see http://library.lehigh.edu/ill for a link and brief instructions.

Review Articles

Review articles give a bird's eye view of a field or niche within a field. They can also contain useful bibliographies/works cited lists. Library research databases often allow you to limit search results to only include review articles. Scopus and Web of Science are two examples of research databases that allow for this functionality.

One publisher, Annual Reviews, publishes only review articles. Try searching their Web platform (listed below) for your topic.