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ENGR 1500: Introduction to Engineering Design (Prof. Jacobs)

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Accessing Databases from Off-Campus

Off-campus users will be asked to provide their WIT email user name and password once a database is selected. On-campus users are automatically authenticated.

How to Find Information on a Subject that Is New to You

The best way to begin research into a subject new to you is to consult reference works, such as dictionaries, encyclopedias, and handbooks.  These may be found in such online databases as CREDO Reference and Access Science. Take note of keywords and subject headings that identify or help to describe your subject.  These keywords will form the basis of your searches.

When using keywords in a catalog or database search box, remember these basic tips:

  • Using Boolean operators such as AND, OR, and NOT can help you to refine your searches (windows NOT computer)
  • Use quotation marks to indicate a phrase ("free speech")