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Writing 2130F: Communications for Engineers

Getting Started

Background information sources can provide: 

  • keywords, subject-specific terms -- Use these in your searches!
  • bibliographies leading to additional resources -- Track these down!
  • broad overviews
  • definitions
  • introductions to key issues
  • names authorities in the field
  • major dates, events, and data

Background information can be found in:

  • handbooks
  • encyclopedias
  • dictionaries

Tools for finding background information sources:

Multidisciplinary Databases

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