Electrical & Computer Engineering

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Fang Wan

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Finding
 

Articles in Databases

Materials Resources

Patents

Standards

Books

Newspapers & Current Events

Tools
 

Citation Guides and Tools

Managing What you Find

Citation Linker

Browser Plug-in for Voyager

Library Locations & Maps

Related
 

Websites
Engineering Societies
Departments, Centers, & Programs

 


 

  Finding

 

Databases
 
  • 6628
    IEEE Xplore Varies
    Full text of IEEE and IET journals, magazines, transactions and conference proceedings as well as active IEEE standards.
  • 30676
    ISI Web of Science (Citation Database) 1898 - current
    Identifies journal articles and cited references to research publications from all disciplines, some with links to full text.
  • 6580
    ACM Digital Library 1954 - current
    Full text from articles and conference papers in computer science and related disciplines.
  • 6582
    Compendex 1970 - current
    Identifies journal articles and other literature on engineering, with some links to full text.
  • 6852
    Google Scholar varies
    For off-campus access to full text: Click Scholar Preferences and add Rochester as your Library Link. Be sure to Save Preferences.

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Materials Resources                                              
 


  • 33651
    ASM Handbooks Varies
    Data on metals properties and performance. Authoritative source on ferrous and non-ferrous metals and materials technology.
  • 34001
    ThomasNet Current
    Find suppliers or sources of components, equipment, supplies, raw materials and custom manufacturing services in North America.
  • 32278
    Springer Materials Varies
    Data in the physical sciences and engineering from Landolt-Bornstein, etc.
  • 6555
    Sigma-Aldrich Online Current
    Chemical properties, structures, MSDS sheets, pricing, IR and NMR spectra.

    Registration is required to see pricing information.

   MatWeb

   Search for properties of materials such as polymers, metals, ceramics etc. Materials may be searched by trade name.

 

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Patents
 


  • 16073
    Google Patents 1790 to current
    Patents and patent applications from the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO). Has a thumbnail viewer for drawings.
  • 6692
    USPTO Patent Database 1790 - current
    Full text and images of U.S. patents.
  • 6552
    Espacenet Varies
    Identifies patents from many countries, some with page images.
  • 6833
    FreePatentsOnline 1974 - current
    Full text and images of U.S. patents from 1974+, U.S. patent applications from 2001+, and European patents 2000+.
  • 6628
    IEEE Xplore Varies
    Full text of IEEE and IET journals, magazines, transactions and conference proceedings as well as active IEEE standards.

 

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    ISO Catalog

        Contact Diane Cass (dcass@library.rochester.edu) for assistance locating standards.

 

   ASTM Standard Search
        2012 standards available in Carlson Reference Collection (TA 402 .A51b). Contact Diane Cass

          (dcass@library.rochester.edu) for assistance locating additional standards.  


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ReferenceBooks
 

   Interlibrary Loan

         Request books and journal articles using this free service from the University of Rochester.

 

  • 6580
    ACM Digital Library 1954 - current
    Full text from articles and conference papers in computer science and related disciplines.
  • 6724
    Books24x7.com Varies
    Full text from eBooks on computing and information technology.
  • 30884
    Synthesis Digital Library Varies
    Full-text series of eBook lectures on research topics in Computer Science and Engineering.
  • 32120
    Safari Tech Books Online Via ProQuest 1996-current
    Full text of the entire Safari collection of reference and how-to computer books.
  • 31290
    Computer Science Varies
    Full text of Springer ebook titles in computer science. Provides options for printing, downloading and use in course packs.
  • 6753
    ebrary Varies
    Selected full text of books in all disciplines.

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Newspapers & Current Events
 


  • 6571
    LexisNexis Academic Via LexisNexis Varies
    Full text articles from newspapers, magazines, selected journals, and reference books.
  • 6672
    ProQuest Research, Newspapers & Business Varies
    Identifies articles in journals, magazines and newspapers, many full text. Includes ABI/Inform, Ethnic NewsWatch,GenderWatch
  • 6638
    Factiva Via Factiva Varies by publication
    Contains articles on business, news, and companies worldwide, current and historical financial quotes, and company profiles.

    Improve your search experience in Factiva with the tips in this handout: FactivaSearchTips.pdf

   New York Times 9/14/1857 - 12/31/2006

   New York Times 6/1/1980 - present

 

   Scientific American 1993 - present

 

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  Tools

 

Citation Guides & Tools
 

 

When using online resources, be sure to record as much information as possible including the date you accessed the site, any 

        authors, and the precise URL. If you are referencing a scientific article found online (ie through Google) it is best to figure out 

        where it was originally published and record your citation from the original source.

 

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Managing What you Find
 

 

To keep up with references and appropriately cite them in papers and bibliographies, consider one of these tools. Each will copy article, book and other citations from databases into a single location that you can manage. Style options include CSE, APA, MLA, Chicago and many others.

  • RefWorks - Store your references on the Internet (so you can access them from anywhere), insert citations while you write your paper, and easily format your bibliography. Brief tutorials are available on RefWorks' website.
    Create your own RefWorks account by clicking "Sign up for an Individual Account." 
  • EndNote - Export and format references from databases and store them on your own computer.  Learn more.
    Download the EndNote client from the University ITS Software Site Licensing page. Login is required.
  • Zotero - A free Firefox extension with many of the same features as RefWorks and EndNote, plus other features you might find useful.

 

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Citation Linker
 

If you have a citation to an article, Citation Linker will check to see if the library has it online. Enter as much of the citation as you have. If nothing is found, try again after removing page numbers and dates. 

 

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Browser Plug-in for Voyager
 

Click Here to add a custom Voyager searchbox to your browser's toolbar. Searchbox options include keyword, title search, journal title search, and DVD/Video.

 

Other databases and journal collections supplied by the library may also have specialized searchbox plug-ins. Find out about them from their homepages or help sections. If you frequently search any of these, consider adding the plug-in to your browser.

 

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Library Locations and Maps
 

Click Here to find directions to various University of Rochester libraries.

 

Click Here for General University of Rochester maps

 

 

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Related


Websites
 

Some relevant websites.  Please contact me at dcass@library.rochester.edu if you come across any additional websites of interest!

 

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Engineering Societies
 

 

 

 

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Departments, Centers, & Programs
 

 

 

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