An important difference between the undergraduate and graduate engineering student experience is the role of research. Whether taking the thesis or non-thesis option, master-degree seeking students are expected to conduct research in the professional literature. While Google is easy to use, it’s imprecise and evaluating search results is time consuming. So how can students get familiar with using IEEE Xplore or Engineering Village 2, used worldwide by engineers and researchers?
This semester we’re hosting a 60 minute seminar on using engineering databases for Lyle graduate students. Our class will demonstrate basic and advanced search techniques, and review features like setting up alerts. We’re trying to pick a date and time that works best for graduate students. Please take our incredibly short survey at http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/RMM5WPP so we can offer a time that works for most of you. Thanks!