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ECE 333T - Engineering Communication

Articles in Journals, Magazines, & Newspapers -- Plus Conference Papers

Finding Research Papers, Magazine Articles, & Newspaper Articles

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.  These databases are some of our favorites.  

You will get totally worn out if you use all of them, so it is better to focus your efforts.  Academic Search Complete is a good place to start.  Each of the others has a special job or feature.  A few notes:

  • Inspec.  This is a special index for the research literature of electrical and computer engineering, control, and physics.  You will want to use it to get broad coverage (that is, to include lots of publishers).  It includes indexing of publications from the IEEE.  Inspec and Compendex may be searched simultaneously for broader coverage of the engineering literature.
  • IEEE Xplore.  This is the database of the IEEE, one of the most important publishers in the field of electrical and computer engineering, but not the only publisher for this area of research.  You will want to use other indexes (such as Inspec, Compendex, or Academic Search Complete) to include work from other publishers.

Also, the Libraries offer many other databases that index articles.  There's a big list.  Included in these databases are full-text products from other society publishers (besides the IEEE) such as the ACM (the major association for computer science), American Chemical Society (ACS), ASME, and ASCE.

"Find it at UT"

When you see Find it at UT (or a similar offer), usually you will want to click on it.  Linking software works to find the text of a journal article or information about electronic holdings of a journal.

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To request a copy of a paper you don't find, go to the Get a Scan form.

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