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Engineering Systems

This guide is a starting point for research related to Engineering Systems at Florida Tech.

Key Article Databases

A complete list of all Evans Library databases can be found under Databases.

Databases for Finding Technical Reports

Information about Journals

Search for Evans Library journals by name using the Journals link under "Search and Find."

Peer-Reviewed Journals (refereed) contain articles that are reviewed by experts to assure established standards for the given discipline are met. Peer-reviewed articles accepted for publication exemplify the best research practices in a field.

Categories of Journals

       Scholarly Journals and Conference Proceedings

  • Purpose: To report original research results – primary source
  • Audience: Researchers, scholars, professors, and students
  • Authors: Researchers, scholars, professors, and students
  • Sources: Extensive documentation including footnotes and bibliographies
  • Review process: Articles are peer reviewed (refereed) by an outside body of experts in the specific field
  • Advertisements: Usually none
  • Examples: Nature; Journal of the American Medical Association; Science; European Conference on Computer Vision; IEEE Transactions on Communications

       Trade Publications

  • Purpose: To provide news and practical information for specific trades, industries, and professions
  • Audience: People working in specific trades, industries and professions
  • Authors: Practitioners, educators, staff and freelance writers
  • Sources: Occasionally included
  • Review process: Articles reviewed only by the editorial staff of the publication itself
  • Advertisements: Numerous
  • Examples: Aviation Week & Space Technology; Engineering News Record; Design News; Popular Mechanics; EE Times

        Popular Magazines and Newspapers

  • Purpose: To entertain and inform with current events and commentary
  • Audience: General public
  • Authors: Journalists, staff and freelance writers
  • Sources: Rarely or never included
  • Review Process: Articles reviewed only by the editorial staff of the publication itself
  • Advertisements: Numerous
  • Examples: Sports Illustrated; National Geographic; Vanity Fair; New York Times; Wall Street Journal

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