This tutorial has reviewed tools and skills that will help your research as an engineer. If you have any questions about this tutorial or research in engineering, see the Need help? section!
This tutorial has broadly reviewed 3 different search tools:
You should use all these tools for comprehensive research. No one place or one source exists that will provide all your information needs; you will likely need to look in all these places and in others not mentioned.
Information can be found in different places and in different ways:
Searching is an iterative process:
You may not have access to the same resources and databases once you graduate from UBC. Industry resources, expectations, and authorities may differ from those in academia. However, the skills gained during your academic research are transferable to industry, and will contribute to lifelong learning past your time as a student.