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ECE4415/4416: Project Research

This course guide contains information about and links to resources relevant to the ECE 4415/4416 (Electrical/Computer Engineering Project) library instruction sessions

Find Background Information: Handbooks and Encyclopedias

Handbooks and encyclopedias (aka, reference materials) and monographs will provide you with some of the background information you need for your projects.

Find Scholarly Articles

You can find primary information sources, such as articles and conference papers, in the following databases:

Check Journal Citation Reports (JCR) for locating key journals
Consult Ulrich's Periodical Directory to identify scholarly journals

Access other research materials by the following guides:

What if the library doesn't have an article or book you want? Use the Interlibrary Loans system to request it from another library (generally free of charge for Western users).

IEEE Citation Guides:

Brief Guide (5 pages)

IEEE Reference Guide (43 pages)

Research Process Toolkit

The tutorial toolkit is a collection of Western Libraries tutorials specific to the research process.  Organized as a step by step series from the beginning to the end of the research process, this toolkit helps equip undergraduate students with essential research skills along with the knowledge of various ways the Library can help.