|Searching URSUS (Books, Gov. Publications)||Searching Indexes and Databases for Articles||Searching for Technical Reports and Data||Searching Newspapers||Sustainable Engineering on the Web|
There are four types of periodicals to be found at Fogler library and
online via subscription databases: popular magazines, trade publications,
scholarly journals, and conference proceedings. Not all articles are created
equal. Generally, you will want to stick with articles from scholarly
journals, conference proceedings and trade publications. For detailed
descriptions of each type, see
Identifying Scholarly Journals vs. Popular & Trade Magazines.
Fogler has subscriptions to some very powerful electronic indexes and databases, many of them containing full-text articles available for printing. Use these to find scholarly, peer-reviewed publications. Electronic Indexes and Databases are not always the best resources for finding older (pre-1970s) articles, but there are print indexes available for locating older materials, located in the Science and Engineering Center of Fogler Library.
|ASCE Library||Environmental Science Collection|
|Environment Complete||Web of Science|
Tip 1: Most of the tips provided in the URSUS examples also apply to electronic databases
Tip 2: Every database has it's unique characteristics and features. If you are not getting the intended search results, be sure to read the help files provided by each vendor on their respective database page.
Example 1: In this example we will find articles related to riverbank stabilization. We'll focus on the use of the 360 Link utility to find the full-text of the article.
Example 2: In this example we'll find articles related to the use of solid waste for energy production. We'll search for keywords within the abstracts of articles to insure that our search results are relevant. We'll also use phrase searching (using quotation marks) and the Boolean operator OR to make our search more precice.
Remember! These examples are only a few ways to find information for your projects. Many other resources are available for students' use at the Science & Engineering Center on the 2nd floor of Fogler Library, and additional electronic journals and databases are accessible from the library's website.
If you need help finding resources, don't hesitate to contact us - that's what we're here for! There are many ways you can reach us: