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APS111: Engineering Strategies & Practice 2013


Welcome to the research guide for APS111: Engineering Strategies & Practice 2013. 

This guide will help you to find resources to help you complete your design project.

Why do I need library resources?!?

Library resources and other academic resources will help you provide evidence for why your design is a good design.  it isn't just because you think it's a good design, or an article in the Toronto Star indicates it is a good design, there is evidence to show that it is a good design. Some online sources, such as Wikipedia and web sites, are a great place to start looking for background information, but you don't want to stop there.  Examples of good evidence are resources like standards, codes, laws, scholarly articles, and academic books - many of which you can find using the library's web site. 

Not all the resources you need will be available online or in the library, so make sure before you use a resource for you project, you evaluate it to determine whether or not it is appropriate to use.

If you need help finding evidence for your design, ask us!

In person at Engineering & Computer Science Library


phone us at 416-978-6494


This guide was compiled by CristinSewerin, based on previous guides by Michelle Spence and Cristina Sewerin.

Research Tips and Tricks

Need facts and background information?  Look in websites, textbooks, encyclopedias and dictionaries (see the "Find Books" tab for more info)

Need articles?  Try article databases (see the "Find Articles" tab for more info)

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