This goal of this tutorial is to improve your engineering information research skills. By the end of this tutorial, you will be able to:
Knowing where and how to find different types of information will help you solve engineering problems, in both your academic and professional career. Lack of investigation into engineering guidelines, standards, and best practices can result in failure with severe repercussions.
As an engineer, your ability to conduct thorough and accurate research while clearly communicating the results is extremely important in decision-making processes.
Canadian Engineering Accreditation Board (CEAB). This ensures you have the education required for future licensure as a professional engineer (P.Eng.) in Canada. It is expected that UBC Engineering graduates possess certain attributes, to be used as foundation for continued professional development. A number of CEAB Graduate Attributes speak directly to your ability to locate and use engineering information effectively (Accreditation Criteria and Procedures 2021):
Step 1: Download and install the extension: leanlibrary.com/download
Step 2: Select University of British Columbia
Step 3: Start searching! When off-campus, Library Access will let you know when you are on a website that the library has access to.
Step 4: Login with your UBC CWL (campus wide login)
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