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Engineering: Databases

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Cañada College Library Redwood City, CA
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Hours Online Services:
Monday-Thursday, 8 a.m.-9 p.m.
Friday, 8 a.m.-3 p.m.
Saturday, 10 a.m.-2 p.m.

Hours In-Person Services:
Monday-Thursday, 8 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Friday, 9 a.m. - 3 p.m.

Text Message: (650) 535-8398
Phone: (650) 306-3480
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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

Youtube video about 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.

Library services

The Cañada College Library, on the third floor of Building 9, offers computers, textbooks, technology, research help, printing, and group study rooms.

Library computers do not require you to log in and do not have a time limit so you can come and stay all day. Chromebooks, hotspots and calculators can be checked out from the circulation desk after you complete a technology loan agreement.

Search for textbooks available at the library. If you do not see your textbook, fill out the Textbook request form for students.

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.

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
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Cañada College Library
Bldg. 9, 3rd floor
408-306-3480
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