Engineering Collection Research Services

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Email us your subject-specific or general question. We will try to respond within one business day to questions received Monday - Friday.

Meet with a reference librarian or request course-related instruction

The engineering librarians are available to discuss your research needs.

Penn faculty may request course-related library instruction sessions customized to meet the needs of their students.

Use our form to request an appointment or a session.

Online Tutorials

Physical sciences online tutorials

You might also want to explore the list of tutorials & software guides.

Research guides

Research guides provide useful information about using online and print resources for research.

Current awareness

The Engineering librarians can assist you in setting up a search profile for continuous updates from databases such as Compendex, INSPEC, PubMed, and ISI Science Citation Index. The database will automatically email you citations for new content that matches the saved search criteria.

Users can also monitor specific journals by setting up Table of Contents (TOC) alerts. These are frequently available directly from the publisher.

Contact the engineering librarians to help establish your alerts.

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