For help in finding articles, we recommend using indexing tools. Some indexes only index; some index and include text for some of the articles. Always, though, you should see the citation for the article. This helps find the text for the article in the UT subscriptions. Here are databases we especially recommend to you:
Multidisciplinary and including more popular sources:
Subject specific and usually research oriented:
Also, the Libraries offer many other databases that index articles. There is a big list. Included in these databases are full-text products from society publishers such as the American Chemical Society (ACS), IEEE, ASME, ASCE, and others.
Special for statistical information:
Encyclopedias can be helpful as you start your research. They provide background information on a topic; list key terms, facts, statistics, and definitions; and suggest additional resources.
Can’t find what you are looking for?
Government websites are generally considered reliable and important sources of information. The government might be international, federal, state, or local. Types of information include statistics, technical reports, data, court cases, and patents.
Any Google search may be filtered with a site limit. This would usually be "site:gov" (for government) and could be "site.mil" (for military).
Plus, here are some
For searching across multiple websites
Valuable for agency information, reports, and statistics --- just a few agencies and sites
We expect a company's website to be a good source of information about the company. Bias on behalf of the company is to be expected. Remember to be a careful consumer but look for statements company representatives make about the history, values, and outlook of the organization. Sometimes you will be able to compare what the company website says about these topics to what others say from outside sources.
If you use Wikipedia, remember --- as always --- to be a cautious consumer. Be careful of bias by omission or by over-emphasis on certain details. Look at the list of sources to follow-up on leads.
You may find lists like theGlobal 2000: The World’s Best Regarded Companies 2019. This is information collected by a well-known business magazine and made freely available. You may gain insights.Forbes
Perhaps you are thinking about what goes into training engineers. You might want to look into whatABETrequires for accrediting programs of undergraduate engineering education or refresh your memory on the National Society of Professional Engineers ( )Code of Ethics.
Read through your articles/websites and pull out important and related terms and synonyms to use as keywords when searching the library's databases.
Think of the scientific or technical term for common or controversial words, for example:
A good place to look for related terms is in the article record within the library databases, for example:
Try to avoid generic words like pros and cons or advantages and disadvantages. While these terms may work in Google, they are typically not helpful when using our library databases.
Spell out acronyms, especially if they have common alternative meanings
Add additional terms to refine your results
Combine terms using AND and OR
|"genetically modified organisms"||2,502|
|(gmo OR "genetically modified organisms")||4,380|
(gmo OR "genetically modified organisms") AND hunger
|(gmo OR "genetically modified organisms") AND (hunger OR famine)||40|
|(gmo OR "genetically modified organisms") AND (hunger OR famine OR drought)||96|
Where is the article?
Already have a citation?
TIP: Paste the title of the citation into Google, for example, "Cybersecurity skills: Foundational theory and the cornerstone of advanced persistent threats (APTs) mitigation".
Find a Journal
If we don't have an article or book:
Terminology for Ethics and Values
Databases for Finding Journal Articles Concerning Engineering Ethics
Some Journals Focusing on Ethics in Science
For Books Discussing Ethics in Engineering
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