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Lifelong Learning for Engineers: 21st Century Skills

This guide gives tips for keeping up to date with technical information.

Increasing your Information Literacy

Hone your Google search skills using

Consult a librarian if you can't find the information you need.

Be selective about your information sources so that you don't experience too much information overload.

Evaluate the sources that you use.

Learning in Depth

If you need to learn a topic in depth (going beyond the headlines in your feed reader, for example), consider looking for a full length introduction in a book or journal article.


Try your library catalog (

Also try Amazon ( and Google Books (


Journal Articles:

Search the databases listed on the Engineering Research Guide (