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Research Guides

ENGR First & Second Year Engineering (Fall 2022)


Engineers use various types of information when designing devices, processes and systems.

The type of information needed often dictates the source and strategy needed to locate it.

This guide will introduce you to:

  •  types of resources used by engineers and how to access them.
  • The why and how of citing sources

This guide will also provide supplemental sources for ENGR 102 & 216

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