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Engineering Education & Research: Getting Started @ The Libraries
This guide provides you with resources to support engineering education practice and research.
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The MERLOT collection consists of tens of thousands of discipline-specific learning materials, learning exercises, and Content Builder webpages, together with associated comments, and bookmark collections, all intended to enhance the teaching experience of using a learning material.
Founded in 2002 by Nobel Laureate Carl Wieman, the PhET Interactive Simulations project at the University of Colorado Boulder creates free interactive math and science simulations. PhET sims are based on extensive education research and engage students through an intuitive, game-like environment where students learn through exploration and discovery.
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Searching the Literature
Remember: When accessing the Libraries' online resources off-campus make sure you are using the UF VPN.
Books and E-Books
The best way to find books and E-books is to use the Primo search tool. This tool searches across many of our resources, including the UF Libraries catalog. Click on the red buttons below to learn more about how to search in Primo.
Knovel has handbooks, encyclopedias, reference books, and standards from the world's leading publishers and professional societies in engineering, biotechnology, life sciences, chemistry and materials. Knovel's productivity tools, (including interactive tables, graphs and live equations) allow users to work within Knovel to analyze the data they find.
This database is sponsored by the U.S. Department of Education to provide extensive access to education-related literature. ERIC provides coverage of journal articles, conferences, meetings, government documents, theses, dissertations, reports, audiovisual media, bibliographies, directories, books and monographs.
Contains thousands of education journal articles, books and education-related conference papers. Coverage spans all levels of education and includes educational specialties such as multilingual education, health education and testing.
**You can search Education Source, & Professional Development Collection together in EBSCO by clicking on the "Choose Database" option**
Contains full-text reviews for test products in psychology, education, business and leadership. In addition, it provides a bibliography to all known commercially available English-language tests currently in print.
Scopus is a multidisciplinary abstract and citation database with a powerful search interface. In addition to records of over 84 million scholarly publications, it also includes author and institutional profiles.
EdArXiv (Education Archive) is a free, open source, non-profit service that allows researchers to post and search working papers, unpublished work, conference materials, and articles under review (preprints).
The Frontiers of Engineering Education (FOEE) Symposium brings together some of the nation’s most engaged and innovative engineering educators in order to recognize, reward, and promote effective, substantive, and inspirational engineering education.
Writing & Citing
How is collaborative research defined in your discipline?
It's important to establish roles and authorship at the beginning of a project, and create partnering agreements.
Who should be the authors of your article, and who merits acknowledgement rather than authorship?
Consider the widely-recognized standards of the International Committee of Medical Journal Editors (ICMJE), which state authorship credit should be based upon these criteria.
These programs will save you hours--literally!--of time. Citation management software can store all your articles and reformat them to meet the requirements of just about any journal. Just remember to proofread your works cited (or bibliography or references) page in case a citation wasn't formed properly in a database.
How to locate impact factors for individual journals using tools such as Journal Citation Reports (JCR) and SCImago Journal and Country Rank (SJR)
How to conduct citation analysis by author and by article
New and alternative ways to measure influence and impact of research
Information on traditional and alternative forms of peer review
Identifying Predatory Journals
The issue of predatory journals is on the increase. Here is a short presentation about Navigating Questionable Publishing Practices
Below are some tips from the library to evaluate potential publication venues prior to submitting:
Reputable journals are included in databases such as InCites Journal Citation Reports, PubMed, Compendex, or Web of Science which apply rigorous criteria for scholarship and adherence to best publishing practices.
Check a journal for transparent policies, particularly regarding editorial board composition, peer-review and reasonable author processing fees. Think, Check, Submit offers a great checklist to help you evaluate a journal’s credibility.
Reputable journal publishers tend to be members of organizations such as COPE or OASPA and adhere to these organizations’ recommended practices for ethical, transparent scholarly publishing.