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Engineering Science Courses & Research: Websites

Evaluating What You Find

PATS: Acronym for Evaluation indicators
Purpose Is the intent to INFORM or PERSUADE?
Authority Scholar? Journalist? Experienced in the topic? Whatever it is, what does it mean in the context of history? Of a country? Of a time period?
Timeliness Depends on your topic whether currency is important
Scope Do you want something that covers the topic broadly, specifically, or in-depth? (e.g., respectively, encyclopedias, news or scholarly articles, and books)


Energy Citations Database. Access to citations and full-text articles from 1943-present in an array of science fields.

NASA. National Aeronautucs and Space Administration. Gateway to a large selection of websites, narrowed by topic.

Science Accelerator. Documents from a wide variety of publication types, moderated by the Department of Energy.

Science Research:  A free, publicly available deep web search engine that uses advanced "federated search technology" to return high quality results by submitting your search query - in real-time - to other well respected search engines then collating, ranking and dropping duplicates of the results.

Scitopia. Digital library of 21 leading science and technology societies.