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University of Portland Clark Library

EGR 110: Introduction to Engineering: Engineering Research Tools

Engineering Village: a Google Scholar for engineers

Search Tips

  • +Add search field and use Boolean Operators (AND, OR, NOT) to broaden or narrow a search.
  • Use filters to limit searches by date, language, document type, etc.
  • Use refine column options to narrow to relevant results.
  • Look at the references for a good result to identify other useful sources.

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Engineering and Technical Reference Information

Knovel also provides data and calculation tools for engineers. Set up a MyKnovel account to make full use of them.

Unit Converter (tips)
Material Property Search
Interactive Equations


Statista: a huge collection of data

Government reports and publications

UP Library Search: A Supersized Library Catalog

Use UP Library Search to find books, streaming videos, online resources, journal articles, and much more (Search Tips). See our Finding Books on the Shelf handout for help locating books in the building.

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