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TTE Summer Research Program: Best Bets - Finding Articles

Find Articles

The databases listed below include journal articles, technical reports, and conference papers in engineering and the physical sciences. Use UC-eLinks to link out to full text when available. For more options, visit our A-Z Databases.

Starting Points

Subject Databases

Background & Terminology

Need to look up a term or concept that you encounter in an article? These tools can help you to find background information and definitions:

Search Tips

Not happy with your results? Watch our video to learn how to:

  • expand your search if you are not finding enough results.
  • refine your search if you are finding too many results.

Reading Tips

Reading scientific articles can feel daunting. Understanding their different parts and learning to read them strategically can make it easier and save you time!

Get it at UC

Once you've searched an index to find articles, you may need to use Get it at UC Get it at UC icon to link to a PDF or html file if the full text is not immediately available. Each database is a bit different, but a good rule of thumb is:

  • When you see either icon, click on it to view your article access options (ex: full text, call number, Interlibrary Loan request, etc.)