ENGE 2984: Engineering Success: Getting Started

Tips for Using Library Resources

This guide will walk you through the process of searching for, selecting, accessing, and using the research resources that you need for ENGE 2984, and beyond!  

A few tips to get you started:

1.  Don't be afraid to ask for help.  Simply contact your librarian directly ---------->  

2.  If you're doing research from off campus, you'll be prompted to log in via 2-factor authentication. 

3.  Use Discovery Search (scroll down below the image to access the search box) to conduct a Google-like search of most of our library resources.  While it's not a disciplinary database, like the ones that I recommend to you on this guide, it can help you gain a broad overview of a particular research topic or question.  

4.  When trying to access articles and other resources, look for the Get VText box:

 

Search Google Scholar!

Google Scholar will connect you with VT Libraries resources--look for the "Get VText" link to the right of each item that you find through Google Scholar.

Engineering Education Librarian

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Lisa Becksford
Contact:
lisab5@vt.edu
Newman 317