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Library Instruction Objectives for MET 4123: Senior Design Project

Literature Review. Search Compendex, IEEE, ScienceDirect, and Google Scholar to locate scholarly journal articles on your topic.

Locate the full-text article, in each case.

Use Interlibrary Services when full text is not available from the Library

Determine if a scholarly journal is peer reviewed (refereed) using Ulrichsweb.

Understand the difference between the content found in handbooks and articles

Locate technical standards on your topic.

Use a citation style to cite your sources. 

 

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Peer Reviewed? Use Ulrichs' to determine

What is Ulrichsweb?

Ulrichsweb is an easy to search source of detailed information on more than 300,000 periodicals (also called serials) of all types: academic and scholarly journals, e-journals, peer-reviewed titles, popular magazines, newspapers, newsletters, and more.

 Use Ulrichsweb to explore your library's catalog or other locations where your library subscribes to serials resources.

Example search

Airfoil designs for Darrieus type Vertical Axis Wind Turbines (VAWT)

Start by obtaining background information using Google: Darrieus type Vertical Axis Wind Turbines (VAWT). – produces 91,000 results.

Also, obtain background information from handbooks.  

Handbooks (Knovel)

( Vertical Axis Wind Turbines or (vawt) ) AND darrieus AND airfoil – 11 text sections

 

Obtain articles from databases.

Compendex 

Vertical Axis Wind Turbines  (vawt) – 0 results

Vertical Axis Wind Turbines – 1798

(Vertical Axis Wind Turbines or (vawt)) – 1878 results

(Vertical Axis Wind Turbines or (vawt))  AND darrieus  -- 338 results

(Vertical Axis Wind Turbines or (vawt))  AND darrieus  AND airfoil – 64 results
 

add another term to focus the results: 

    modeling: modeling or simulation or algorithm 
         Truncation: model* or simulat* or algorithm* 

 

Inspec

( Vertical Axis Wind Turbines or (vawt) ) AND darrieus AND airfoil  – 33 results

add another term, optimize, to focus the results. 


Science Direct

( Vertical Axis Wind Turbines or (vawt) ) AND darrieus AND airfoil – 237 results

add another term, optimize, to focus the results


Google scholar

( Vertical Axis Wind Turbines or (vawt) ) AND darrieus AND airfoil – 2300 results

add another term, optimize, to focus the results