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Subject Guide for Electrical Engineering

The branch of engineering concerned with the practical applications of electricity in all its forms, including those of the field of electronics. Electronics engineering is that branch of electrical engineering concerned with the uses of the electromagnetic spectrum and with the application of such electronic devices as integrated circuits, transistors, and vacuum tubes. (Encyclopaedia Britannica)

 

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Start your research with reference resources like dictionaries, directories, encyclopedias, handbooks, and manuals.

 

+ Dictionaries

These publications provide background information, definitions and explanations of terms.

IEEE 100 : the authoritative dictionary of IEEE standards terms
Engineering Library Reference TK9 .I478 2000

 

The Illustrated Dictionary of Electronics
Engineering Library Reference TK 7804 G497 1997

 

CU Scientific and Technical Acronyms, Symbols, and Abbreviations

 

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Library of Congress Subject

Electric Engineering Dictionaries

 

 

+ Encyclopedias

These publications provide background information, definitions and explanations of terms.

CU Access Science: McGraw-Hill Encyclopedia Of Science & Technology

 

+ Handbooks and Manuals

 

CU EngNetBase--over 400 CRC handbooks online.

 

CU Knovel Library --Combines essential and authoritative reference books and databases from more than 30 Sci-Tech publishers and professional societies including, McGraw Hill, John Wiley, Elsevier, Springer, Industrial Press, American Institute of Chemical Engineers and American Society of Mechanical Engineers. Covers 17 industrially important subject areas in the fields of Chemistry and the Life Sciences; Materials; and Engineering.

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CU Safari Tech Books--Safari Bookshelf is an online library of several hundred full-text e-books covering topics such as computer programming languages, databases, software and hardware, human-computer interaction, markup languages, networking, and more.  The books are collected from top publishers in the IT industry and are all searchable from this single platform.

 

Search Chinook to find additional handbooks and manuals:

 

Library of Congress Subject

Electric Engineering Handbooks Manuals Etc

Library of Congress Subject

Electric Engineering Standards

 

 

 

 

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Find Articles & More Article Finder Find it at CU Find Journals in Chinook

 

Find Articles and More--When you need to find articles on a topic

 

Article Finder--When you know the article you need

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In some article databases, you will see a "Find it at CU" link. Find it at CU will link you from citations to the full text of the desired item in another article database. For more information about Find it at CU, please see the Find it at CU FAQ. Not all databases can be set up to work with Find it at CU.

 

Video Video Tutorial: Using Find it at CU (Finding full-text from a citation)

 

If you do not see a link to Find it at CU, note the name of the publication where the article was published and then check Chinook (the library catalog) to see where the publication is available. [More information on deciphering citations]

Video Video Tutorial: Finding journals in Chinook

 


Search Chinook to find additional journals and other periodicals:

 

 

Library of Congress Subject

Electric Engineering Periodicals

Library of Congress Subject Electric Engineering Standards
 
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Library of Congress Classification Search Chinook Prospector Interlibrary Loan

 

Library of Congress Classification

Books in the University Libraries are organized according to the Library of Congress Classification system. This system assigns a call number with letters and numbers to each book based on the book's subject. Once you find a good book on your subject, browse the books in that call number range to find books with similar subjects.

 

 

Call Numbers
Subject
TK1-9971
Electrical engineering. Electronics. Nuclear engineering
TK301-399
Electric meters
TK452-454.4 Electric apparatus and materials. Electric circuits. Electric networks
TK1001-1841 Production of electric energy or power. Powerplants. Central stations
TK2000-2891 Dynamoelectric machinery and auxiliaries
Including generators, motors, transformers
TK2896-2985 Production of electricity by direct energy conversion
TK3001-3521 Distribution or transmission of electric power
TK4001-4102 Applications of electric power
TK4125-4399 Electric lighting
TK4601-4661 Electric heating
TK5101-6720 Telecommunication
Including telegraphy, telephone, radio, radar, television
TK7800-8360 Electronics
TK7885-7895 Computer engineering. Computer hardware
TK8300-8360 Photoelectronic devices (General)
TK9001-9401 Nuclear engineering. Atomic power

 

 

Chinook is the catalog for materials owned by the CU Libraries. You can do a title search for a specific book, or a keyword search if you are looking for books on a particular topic. You can also use MyChinook to manage your library account (including renewals, holds, recalls, saved searches, etc.)  

Chinook Catalog

 

Video Video Tutorial: Searching for books in Chinook

 

Video Video Tutorial: Chinook Keyword Search

For Tips on developing keywords for your topic go to: How do I Choose Keywords for my search

Video Video Tutorial: How to recall/request books that are checked out or at PASCAL

 

Video Video Tutorial: Accessing online books

 


If you search Chinook and find that the CU Libraries do not have the item you are looking for (or if the item you are looking for is checked out), you can search Prospector, which is a combined library catalog of 23 libraries in Colorado and Wyoming. CU students, staff and faculty can request materials through Prospector, and the items will generally be delivered to Norlin within a few business days.

Video Video Tutorial: Search Prospector

Search Prospector

 


Request through Interlibrary Loan (ILL) - http://ucblibraries.colorado.edu/ill/

If the item you are looking for is not in Chinook or Prospector, you can request it through Interlibrary Loan (ILL). Generally, an ILL request will take longer to be delivered than material requested through Prospector.

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These are relevant resources that are freely available on the Web.

IEEE-USA

IEEE-USA is an organizational unit of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, Inc. created in 1973 to support the career and public policy interests of IEEE's U.S. members.

 

Intute: Science, Engineering and Technology

 

InfoMine Scholarly Internet Resource Collections: Physical Sciences, Engineering, Computing and Math

 

Science.gov

 

TechXtra: Engineering, Mathematics, and Computing

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Citation Styles and Manuals RefWorks Tips & Strategies

 

Citation Styles and Manuals

APA

IEEE Editorial Style Manual

This style manual provides editorial guidelines for IEEE Transactions, Journals, and Letters. For spelling reference, IEEE Publications uses Webster’s College Dictionary, 4th Edition. For guidance on grammar and usage not included in this manual, please consult The Chicago Manual of Style, published by the University of Chicago Press.

 

MLA

Turabian (Chicago)


RefWorks

REFWorks
A personal online database and bibliography creator that allows users to create a personal database online, import references automatically from multiple databases, organize references, and quickly format bibliographies and manuscripts. You will need to create a login and password. Provided by the University of Colorado Boulder Libraries.

 

How do I use RefWorks?

 

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Tips & Strategies

Pick an Interesting Topic It is easier to express your own opinions and thoughts if you are interested in the topic.

 

Manage Your Time

Many students are tempted to plagiarize because they do not start researching and writing far enough in advance. Start your paper at least 3 weeks before the due date. Plagiarism could compromise your entire academic career. Speak to your professor if you have run out of time.

 

Create a Bibliography as you Research

Record the sources you consult. Include all the bibliographic information needed in your works cited (Author, Title, Pages, Publisher, Year, Volume, Issue).This will help you to cite correctly and to compile your works cited.

 

Take Clear Notes

Designate all direct quotes with quotation marks.

Designate when you are paraphrasing.

Electronic Research and Note taking is the same: Use quotation marks when you cut and paste.

Always note the source/ author.

 

Be Careful with Paraphrasing

Be sure you understand the text.

Do not look at the original source when writing your paraphrase.

Reorganize the information in your own words and in your own style.

Check to be sure you have not used the vocabulary or structure of the original work.

Mention the author near or in your paraphrase.

 

And Remember to Cite:

Any information that was not originally created by you:
  • Quotations
  • Key terms or phrases
  • Ideas
  • Facts not broadly known
  • Images and Sounds
Any material from another source regardless of where you found it:
  • Printed sources
  • Electronic sources
  • Conversation or email
  • Recorded sources
  • Images

 

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