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ENGR 2367, American Attitudes about Technology

Head of Geology Library & Map Room
Mathematical Sciences Librarian
Science Education Specialist

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Danny Dotson
180E Geology Library
Orton Hall

Library Questions about Physical Sciences and Engineering?

Contact:  Belinda Hurley,

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490E, 18th Avenue Library

Off-Campus Access to library resources

There are multiple ways to access library resources from off campus.

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Writing & Communicating Science

OSU Libraries' Engineering Resources

Shown below are some popular science and engineering journals available online through OSU Library subscriptions. For a complete listing of all OSU Library e-journals, visit the OSU Libraries' Online Journals List  (or search for print and e-journals in the OSU catalog.)  More info on e-journals.

Science Nature Materials Fuel AIChe
Technovation Nanotechnology
Progress in Energy and Combustion Science
Nature Nano Letters

J. of Catalysis



Shown below is a small sampling of available e-reference books.  Some of these eBooks are available through our subscription to Knovel, a collection of science and engineering eBooks,which allows full-text searching of all titles.  SpringerLink is an additional valuable resource for eBooks. SpringerLink eBooks will appear in the OSU catalog, but there is a delay between acquisition and appearance in the catalog. Therefore, going directly to the SpringerLink site is advised. The National Academies Press makes all its books freely available.
All OSU eBooks (and print books) are searchable by title through the OSU Library Catalog, however, many e-books available only through OhioLINK are not included in the OSU Library Catalog and can only be found through a search of the OhioLINK e-Book Catalog.

   OSU has access to many e-dissertations and theses through Proquest.  (For best results, use the Advanced Search.)  


Details for finding dissertations and theses from all over the world (including OSU).

Accessing items

Article Express (ILLiad)

Article Express

   (through ILLiad) Request free electronic delivery of journal articles not available through OSU Libraries' subscriptions.

Academic Search Complete

Academic Search Complete (EBSCO) can be used to find a wide variety of articles related to most academic areas.  If you prefer more specificity, however, the library has a large selection of databases available for your use (also see list of popular databases in the top, right of this page).

Some tips for writing your paper using Academic Search Complete (EBSCO):

1.  Start with magazine and newspaper articles.

     a.  Use the Advanced Search option to search for your topic in Academic Search Complete (EBSCO).

     b.  Limit your results (left column, Source Types) to magazines and newspapers.

     c.  Limit those results (left column, Publication) to titles you know (Discover Magazine, New York Times, etc.).

2.  Read about your subject in the above magazines and books and then, if necessary, extend your search to academic journal articles (still using Academic Search Complete).

Don't forget to Cite Your Sources!



If you need additional help with your research for this class, including finding articles, organizing your research, or citing your sources, you can contact the Libraries' Ask Us! team here: (please let them know you are taking English 1110).