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Engr 5505: Engineering Publication Writing

Course Guide for Engineering 4505, 5506, 5507

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How to use library resources for publication writing

Selecting a journal for publication

Finding and using library resources

How to find full-text articles from citations

  • Hyperlink via the references listed in the database article record.
  • Use Google Scholar

AI Chatbots and Library Research: Augmentative Technologies

Considerations when using AI as a research or writing tool: 

  • Overcome writer's block and start creative juices.
    • Generate topics, keywords, and ideas.
    • Help outline papers.
    • Compare and contrast
    • Refine research questions and thesis.
    • Note effective prompts and strategies.
  • Be very specific with your language inputs.
    • Consider the target audience and task.
    • Refine your questions and responses.
    • Verify everything.
  • Use for simple facts that you can fact-check via another source. Then cite that other source.
  • Beware of misinformation.
    • ChatGPT is notoriously bad at sources and often includes fake articles and citations.
    • ChatGPT has limited knowledge of the world or events after 2021.
    • If you copy/paste AI-generated text, you could be plagiarizing without even knowing it.


  1. Hargadon, Steve. "Library 2.0's ChatGPT Bootcamp for Libraries and Librarians." Library 2.0, 3/25/2023,