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ET 751/791-Engineering Senior Capstone Project (UNH Manchester): Information Literacy

This guide will help you with your Engineering Senior Capstone Project.

Articles, Conference Proceedings, & Books

Conference Proceedings: Conferences are a major source of cutting edge research, particularly in science and engineering.  At conferences, researchers present papers on the research they are doing and obtain feedback from the audience.

Professional or Society Journals/Magazines: Publications produced by a professional association. Reports on current issues, trends, and emerging studies within an industry.

Scholarly Journal Articles: In-depth literature reviews and reports on studies conducted in a field of study. Authors are major researchers or professors in the field.

Standards: Standards provide technical guidelines for promoting safety, reliability, productivity and efficiency across engineering.


Books: Books provide a broad overview, history, and background information on a given topic. They may be available in electronic form.

Research Is a Conversation

OkStateLibrary (2016, May 18). Inform your thinking: Episode 1 - Research is a conversation [Video file]. Retrieved from https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DmbO3JX5xvU.

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Types of Information Sources

Western University (2015, July 23). Types of information sources for science, medicine and engineering [Video file]. Retrieved from https://www.youtube.com/watch?list=PLBC826C3769B18E1F&time_continue=4&v=CQDEgFlSsaQ.

Scholarly Communication

"Not to be confused with a book review, a literature review surveys scholarly articles, books and other sources (e.g. dissertations, conference proceedings) relevant to a particular issue, area of research, or theory, providing a description, summary, and critical evaluation of each work. The purpose is to offer an overview of significant literature published on a topic."