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Engineering: Find Scholarly Literature

This guide will help you to find resources about all disciplines of engineering, including scholarly literature, standards, and handbooks.

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Locating Materials at UT and outside UT

Solving Off-Campus Access Problems

Occasionally there are temporary problems accessing databases off-campus. If it happens, there are several options to solve this problem:


What database should I use to find scholarly literature? (Knoxville and UTSI programs)

Search Operators

Most databases require that you combine words in your search with AND or OR. AND retrieves records with all words.  OR retrieves records with any of the words.

mercury pollution AND coal

mercury pollution OR mercury accumulation

nuclear AND computer* AND (reliability OR dependability)

The asterisk (*)  truncates a word so that for this example, either computer or computers has to be in the records.


Research Librarian

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Jeanine Williamson
152 Hodges Library

1015 Volunteer Boulevard

Knoxville, TN 37996

(865) 974-9164

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