Complex search tips:
Searching for books and items not found in article databases
Use Summon, the general library search tool, to look for print and e-books available through the library
Search for journal articles, theses/dissertations, conference proceedings, reports, etc.:
If you're searching for articles on a topic, you'll probably want to search a database which is more focused on engineering than Summon. Here are some starting points for finding engineering journal articles or conference proceedings. Consult specific Subject Guides for more options.
In each database, look for the UBC eLink icons to check for full text articles.