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Citing your sources

  • Zotero
    Download this plug-in. This is a good choice if you use the same computer to do all your work.
  • BibMe
    A quick way to build your bibliography if you are using APA format.
  • RefWorks
    Web-based so more portable than Zotero and more features than BibMe.

Finding paper topics

These science and technology magazine websites are a great way to find topics for a paper (and to keep up with the latest developments, news, opinions.)  (These don't duplicate the entire content of the magazines which cost anywhere from $10 (Wired) to $72 (New Scientist) for a full subscription.)

Useful databases for this project

For a choice of scholarly and non-scholarly articles use Academic Search Complete.

For full-text of scholarly journal articles across science and engineering, use ScienceDirect


    Find books, journals and more

    Need to find books on a topic?  Looking for a specific journal?  Search the Library catalog or use OneSearch on the Library home page to search across many resources at once.

    (Obtain articles and books the Library doesn't own through the free Interlibrary Loan service.)


      Patent Resources

      The United States Patent and Trademark Office ( is the source for finding official information about the patent process as well as the up to date database for issued and "applied for" patents.

      Many web sites provide access to patents, usually subsets of the USPTO.  Google Patents, while not comprehensive, provides an easy to use search engine and is a good choice for this assignment.


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