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Engineering Publication Writing

Course Guide for Engineering 4505, 5506, 5507

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What are the common steps that you take to research a topic?

  • Articulate your information need.
  • Determine which resources you will use to find information about that topic.
  • Compose an effective search statement.
  • Modify your search statement to get more/fewer/better results.
  • Determine which types of sources meet your information needs.
  • Determine if the information you’ve found is relevant to your research.
  • Evaluate information for credibility, authority, and bias.
  • Synthesize your information sources.
  • Add your own voice to the scholarly conversation.
  • Create a research product that incorporates multiple sources of information.
  • Cite sources.


C Currency
R Reliability
A Authority / Author
A Accuracy
P Purpose


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