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Tours & Workshops

Engineering Research @ UWLibraries

Complete your literature review faster and more efficiently after you attend one or more of our Library research workshops.  Learn the advanced features of key engineering resources and how to keep up on your topic once your proposal is accepted.  Get searching advice from UW Engineering librarians.

3 workshops each month.

Attend all or any sessions which fit your timetable.

Tuesday Sept 26, 10-11:30, Davis Library Conference Room

Wednesday October 25, 10-11:30, Davis Library Conference Room

Thursday November 30, 10-11:30, Davis Library Conference Room


Workshop Descriptions


Finding a Thesis

Learn the various resources which can be used to locate theses or dissertations, many now available fulltext online.

Finding Journal Articles using Engineering Village (Compendex/INSPEC)

Make sure you are getting the most out of this core engineering resource.  Learn to efficiently search and locate journal and conference articles.

How Did I Miss That?! Alerting Services

Are you experiencing an 'Information Overload'? Learn about the tools to help keep up to date in your research area, including journal email alerts, blogs, RSS feeds and much more.

Not at UW? We'll get it for you. Document Ordering Services

Learn about the different services available to obtain items not available through the TRELLIS catalogue including books, copies of journal articles and much more.  The main services covered include CISTI Source and RACER.


Often overlooked, patents are a valuable source of technical information which, in many cases, is not available elsewhere.  Learn how to search and locate Canadian and International patents.

Web of Science. Who is citing your paper?

Be notified each time someone references your paper or your advisor’s papers by using the cited reference searching features in Web of Science.


Can't make a workshop?

Request a research consultation with your liaison librarian:

Chemical Engineering: Anne Fullerton,

Mechanical and Civil Engineering: Doug Morton,

Systems Design Engineering: Jackie Stapleton,

Electrical and Computing Engineering: Jim Parrott,


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September 15, 2006