Hi, this guide is to give you background and supporting information for the Research Methods course in Polymer Engineering. This 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.
If you are looking for an article, try these databases first -