Conference papers are valued for content that is the first report on research and may be the only report. But sometimes conference proceedings are difficult to locate; they can be published as books, journal articles, abstracts, or not at all.
How do I find out about conference papers?
Search your topic in the indexing tool for the topic; for engineering, these are good databases to consider.
Also note full-text society packages including:
How do I find full-text (or text) for conference papers?
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