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Research Guides

Engineering Undergraduate Library Skills

About the Engineering Undergraduate Library Skills Workshop Series

There are three workshops in the series. Take the workshops individually or take all three for credit in the Co-Curricular Record (CCR). Each workshop will be offered several times over the year.

The workshops focus on the informational research that is an essential starting point for any project. Learn how to:

  • do exploratory research to find out what is already known on a topic; 
  • develop successful research questions;
  • effectively search for quality resources;
  • critically evaluate and choose the best sources;
  • use information responsibly.

Set yourself up for academic success by learning essential research skills that can help you save time, get better grades, deepen your engagement with your subject, and boost your confidence. These are also skills that employers say they’re looking for. Watch the "Workshops" section on the Engineering & Computer Science Library page to find out when the next set of workshops are offered.

The Research Process

The research process is very similar to the engineering design process. You are looking to answer a problem by searching for information, building/writing, editing/testing, and finally presenting your research/design. Remember: the research process is iterative, meaning that it is a constant cycle of searching for new information, reviewing results, and being critical of those results whenever a new problem arises.

Engineering-Specific Writing Support



  • One-on-one appointments are available to aid with presentation design and delivery, studying strategies, and editing.
  • Try out a drop-in session at the Bahen Centre, Room 2197 (BA 2197) from Monday-Friday, 12-2!

Come See Us!

Engineering and Computer Science Library

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Library Hours

Reference Desk Hours (Winter 2016):

Monday, Tuesday, Thursday 10-7

Wednesday and Friday 10-6

Saturday 12-5

Sunday 1-6


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