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MyResearch (Physical sciences & engineering)

This guide accompanies the MyResearch graduate seminar series for the physical sciences and engineering

MyResearch Registration

MyResearch is a series of workshops tailored to graduate and postdoctoral students in the fall and winter semesters. Visit the MyResearch information page to register.

Search Strategies and Techniques

Databases and Search Tips

Subject guides are a great place to find subject-specific databases but here are good places to start:

  • Scopus (multidisciplinary)
  • Web of Science (multidisciplinary)
  • SciFinder (subject-specific)
    provides references to the chemical literature, including substance and reaction information; useful for finding the experimental properties of substances
    -- Review of SciFinder Search Tips (overview of SciFinder handout)
  • Compendex (subject-specific)
    provides references to the engineering literature
  • PubMed (subject-specific; also known as Medline)
    covers the health sciences literature, including bioengineering topics
  • Google Scholar
  • OpenDOAR (collection of open access repositories, including eScholarship

All you need is one good paper to help you find more - try these tips for expanding your search.


Specialized materials


Getting Organized

  • Subscribe to the table of contents of journals using JournalTOCs


April Colosimo
Nu Ree Lee
Tara Mawhinney
Jennifer Zhao

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