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Engineering and the Environment: Online Library Skills

Search smarter ... online learning resources for engineers!

This is a collection of tutorials and guides on using the library effectively for engineering. It is important to use both the print and electronic resources available to you.

Note: Some of this content was originally developed to support the Malaysia Campus, but is equally useful for UK based students.

The Key Skills section of the Engineering LibGuide is worth looking at (they also includes supporting materials from sessions we run).

Library information from the web ...

assignment and penExploring the library information on the web is a good first step. The following tutorials will help you make effective use of these resources.

Useful guides for getting started

Using Books and eBooks

booksBooks are a key resource for your study. Online books or eBooks are also very useful - we have thousands, including some of the books on your reading list.

Finding journals

Finding and using journal articles is an important part of your studies - you may want to look up an article that is referenced in a reading list or book. Or you  can search for articles on a specific topic - this is especially useful for projects and assignments.

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