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Engineering and Applied Sciences

A subject guide containing various resources and information engineering, computer science, architecture, and related topics.

Recommended Databases

When in doubt, use Google Scholar

Google Scholar Search

Google Scholar is a useful way to find research articles, book chapters and more, which can supplement what can be found in the library's databases. 

However, Google Scholar does not have as sophisticated search filters and metadata about its search results, unlike library databases that do have search filters and metadata. These capabilities allow for better filtering and curation of search results.

Your STEM Librarian recommends these reasons for using Google Scholar:

  1. When you are not having much success using the library's databases to find your research.
  2.  When an article you want to use does not have a Full-Text file available to read in the WKU Libraries databases. Sometimes you can find a Full Text file available online elsewhere.

Remember to filter by "Review Articles"!

Also, connect your Google Scholar with the WKU Libraries databases! Learn how to connect here.

STEM Librarian

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Ashley Orehek
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