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Mechanical Engineering Senior Design

General Information

Where to Look

General databases:

Specialized databases:

For patent searching, see our Guide on Patents 

  • Recommend Derwent Innovations Index for patent searching.  Use other databases (Google Patents, Espacenet) to obtain the full patent

Other Resources

Web Searching

  • Tips
    • Use advanced searching to control words, where it searches, domains
    • Limit to title to reduce results

Finding articles once you have the references/citations

  • When searching in an article database, find the "UC Article Linker" icon or "Find Full Text" (Google Scholar)
    • From Article Linker, check if your desired volume/issue is available online.  Otherwise, search for a print copy in the Library Catalog.
    • If not online or in print, submit an interlibrary loan (ILLiad) request.  ILLiad will automatically populate the request form with the journal article information. 
      • NOTE: First time ILLiad users will be prompted to fill in a profile. The "M number" is on your UC ID card in the upper left corner.  Enter the M number so it looks like this: M12345678.
  • Use Full Text Journals to search for full-text sources by journal title.
  • Search by journal title in the Library Catalog.
  • PRO TIP: before submitting in ILLiad, search for the article in Google Scholar.  Some authors post the article in an open access repository.  Use Google's "All x versions" link to see available options.

Services for Researchers / Data Management

Contact: Amy Koshoffer, Science Informationist:

Other tools and services for researchers

  • Data & GIS Collab (GMP Library) - large dual monitors, collaboration space, consulting on data and geospatial analysis
  • Visualization Laboratory (GMP Library) - large wall for collaboration & multi-input projection, consultation on data visualization
  • Contact for data, informatics, GIS project consultation, reserving lab space
  • UC Box (storage and backup - more info), Scholar@UC (data archiving, DOI/permanent URL)
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