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Engineering: Databases

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Friday, 8 a.m.-3 p.m.
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Monday-Thursday, 10am - 4pm

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Academic Search Complete database

Access Science Encyclopedia

On this database homepage, choose Engineering & Materials to find articles for specifics types of engineering such as:

  • aeronautical engineering
  • biomedical engineering
  • chemical engineering
  • electrical engineering
  • engineering geology
  • marine engineering
  • mechanical engineering
  • mining engineering
  • nuclear engineering
  • petroleum engineering
  • transportation engineering

Make your own T square

A Youtube video showing how to make your own T square.

How to Use OneSearch on the Cañada College Library homepage

Where to find databases in the new catalog

Find the OneSearch field on Cañada College Library's homepage to navigate to databases, then choose a database from the dropdown menus by alphabetical order or by name.

Where to find books in the new catalog

To find books in the Cañada College, find the OneSearch field on the Cañada College Library homepage. From there, choose Books & eBooks. Then choose Books OneSearch to find books in the college libraries.

AccessScience database

The AccessScience database provides access to hundreds of journals about computer science, programming, software design and information storage. Find publications of associations like ACM and IEEE from ACM Computing Surveys to Ziff Davis Smart Business.

Gale General OneFile

Search for "engineering" from the homepage to gain thousands of results pertaining to engineering like materials, case studies, analyses, and industry forecasts.

O'Reilly Learning (formerly Safari Tech Books)

Science in Context database

Using Google Scholar

Google Scholar is a version of Google that searches for academic articles and is often easier to use than databases. Connect Google Scholar to Cañada College and College of San Mateo databases by following these steps. 

  1. Search Google for Google Scholar
  2. Click on the three horizontal bars in the upper left-hand side of the page.
  3. Find Settings in the menu.
  4. Choose Library Links from the list on the left.
  5. Search for Cañada College and College of San Mateo. You may save up to five library links, as shown below.

Adjunct Faculty Librarian

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Cynthia McCarthy
Cañada College Library
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