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Writing 119 (Mumford): Welcome

Writing for Engineering

Goals

By the end of this session, you will be able to

  • access major databases in the engineering field.
  • construct a logical search based on your topic.
  • use a variety of strategies to locate relevant resources.
  • locate original research articles related to your topic.
  • understand the benefits of a citation management tool (RefWorks).

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Question 1

With which database are you most familiar?
Web of Science: 2 votes (5.56%)
ScienceDirect: 5 votes (13.89%)
Compendex: 5 votes (13.89%)
Academic Search Complete: 3 votes (8.33%)
IEEE Xplore: 16 votes (44.44%)
None of the above: 5 votes (13.89%)
Total Votes: 36

Question 2

How comfortable are you using UC-eLinks to locate books or articles?
Very comfortable: 7 votes (25%)
Comfortable: 6 votes (21.43%)
Somewhat comfortable: 11 votes (39.29%)
Not that comfortable: 2 votes (7.14%)
Unsure, I have not used UC-eLinks: 2 votes (7.14%)
Total Votes: 28

Question #3

Have you used RefWorks to complete a paper or project at UC Merced?
Yes: 8 votes (28.57%)
No: 14 votes (50%)
Unsure: 6 votes (21.43%)
Total Votes: 28

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