Skip to main content

Civil Engineering : Finding Journal Articles

Research guide for civil engineering students

3 things to remember!

When using article databases, remember there are always three stages in your workflow (the "three Ds"):

1) Discovery: Do (and redo!) your searching, using varying terms and combining using the Boolean operators "and, or, not" to get good results. Your first search is not your best search, but rather an opportunity to learn how to immediately do a better search

2) Delivery: For items that you like, select the link to the fulltext if available, or click on the button to see if we own the item. If you want to keep this item, either save it to your own computer, email it to yourself, or print it.

3) Database it: Keep the "meta-information" about all those good resources you found for your records and to make your bibliographies. You will find yourself returning to resources so having a system in place will save you time and aggravation later. The library has a number of tools to help with this process, and we particularly recommend RefWorks.

Databases

Science Librarian

Amani Magid, MLIS AHIP's picture
Amani Magid, MLIS AHIP
JavaScript disabled or chat unavailable.
Contact:
NYUAD Library