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APS111: Engineering Strategies & Practice

Finding information by type

Use the menu on the left for starting points for finding design, technical, universal design, accessibility, legal & safety and materials, and costing information.

Your question will determine where you search

Here are some examples of resource types that could be used to answer different questions:

  • material X performed better than material Y under certain conditions: journal articles, handbooks
  • others have successfully used material X in a similar application: journal articles, patents
  • cost-efficiency of the material X: handbooks, websites
  • properties of the material X (weight, melting point, strength, durability): handbooks
  • sustainability of the material: handbooks, books
  • material X / design X is safe: standards
  • material X / design X is accessible: standards, handbooks, websites (such as government publications)