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Engineering, Electronics, and Energy Systems: Getting Started

Welcome to the Engineering, Electronics, and Energy Systems guide!

This guide is intended for students who are doing research in engineering, electronics, or energy systems,
either for classroom assignments, research papers, or exploring a career.


Encyclopedias are a great place to start your research. You can get background information to learn more about your topic so you can search smarter, not harder.

Books / eBooks

Books and eBooks will take you on a deep dive into a broader topic. You can get background, history, context, and multiple perspectives. You can search for books and eBooks in the library's catalog.


Citations are how you indicate to your readers what in your paper is your ideas and what are the ideas of others. Plus they're a required part of writing a research paper.



Articles are a good if you need very specific or more recent information on a topic. You can search for articles in the databases that the library subscribes to.

Web Searching

Web searching can be a good place to start learning about a topic, but often it can take a lot of work to identify if a website is a good source or not.

Careers in Electronics, Engineering, and Energy Systems

Exploring a career in Electronics, Engineering, and Energy Systems? Take a look at this page to find career-oriented resources for Electronics, Engineering, and Energy Systems.


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Current Issues in Engineering, Electronics, and Energy Systems

Engineering and electronics headlines from IEEE Spectrum, published by the professional association called the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers.