|Preliminary research/novice to the subject
||Class assignment/knowledgeable about the subject
||Graduate research/journal article/expert in the field
|• Check out Try These First for basic information in lots of subjects, including some engineering||• Try Proquest for basic information in engineering, esp. business aspects||• Use Research Guides in Engineering for more databases to search
|• Use the Research Guides in Engineering for more options||• Use Compendex||• When you find some good articles, use Web of Science citation option to find articles that reference those you have already found|
|• Check Research Guides in Engineering for your specific area for more suggestions|
The Web can provide some valuable resources but you must know how to evaluate the results to see if they are reliable. See Evaluating Resources for more information. Rather than search Google or other general search engines, try using the Research Guides in Engineering for links to more specific web sites. Or, search Google Scholar for an academic subset of Google!