that relates to your graduate research.
If you do not have a research focus, select a topic of interest to you in chemical engineering, environmental engineering or environmental science. Keep your topic as focused and well-defined as possible. Explore the literature as needed to help you find a focus area.
with an introductory paragraph on your topic, including key terms or concepts for the particular aspect or application you will research.
on your topic in the following sources. Keep track of the citation(s) for books and reference sources you use. Each source you use should be cited in your list of references.
using a general database. See the "General Databases" section of the guide - examples are Compendex, Scopus, SciFinder-n. Review the article and cite in your bibliography. Indicate which database(s) you searched.
in a Specialized Database. See the "Specialized Databases" section of the guide. Review the article and cite it in your bibliography. Indicate which database(s) you searched.
found in your searching. To use this search capability, search in Scopus, SciFinder-n or Google Scholar. Locate the full-text of a relevant 'citing reference' article and review. Cite it in your bibliography, indicating which of your articles it cites and which database you searched to find it.
or patent related to your topic. This guide offers many options for locating one or the other, including Knovel, GIS resources, and Patent Database sources. Cite the relevant item you find in your list of references. Indicate the database(s) you searched.
write an introductory / summary paragraph about your topic and your search process. Describe the databases searched, keywords and key phrases that were useful, how you updated your search to get more relevant results. Use your own words, and do not simply cut / paste from your sources unless direct quotation is necessary..
As you write your summary, identify your cited works in the text with a [number in brackets]. These numbers correspond to the bibliography list. Please number references in your bibliography in the order that they are identified in your summary.
**Cite sources with the ASCE Citation Format - see https://guides.libraries.uc.edu/CHE-ENVE-grad/ASCE
Preface each reference in your bibliography with the type of resources. Examples:
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