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Polymer Engineering - Research Methods: Home

How to Use this Guide

Hi, this guide is to give you background and supporting information for the Research Methods course in Polymer Engineering. Thsi guide is divided into pages that cover specific topics:

Finding Information - Links to find articles, reference materials, and dissertations/theses

Evaluating Information - Some basic guidelines on deciding whether something is worth trusting and citing.

Reading Research Articles - reading journal articles is a skill, this has a few suggestions to maximize your efficiency.

Citing Sources - This page covers citation (mostly ACS Style) and citation management tools.

Copyright - How to evaluate copyright questions and some scenarios common to polymer students.

Search Strategy - An example of forward and backward citation search using Web of Science.

Polymer Engineering - Essential Databases

If you are looking for an article, try these databases first -