This guide was created for the AGEN 170: Basic Hydraulics course. Browse the tabs above, and don't forget to reach out to a librarian if you need help with finding, using, or citing sources.
Different research tasks require different information sources. If you're looking for tech specs or product information, a company website might be the best place to start. If you're looking for reliable background information about a general topic, a reference book like a specialized encyclopedia might be your best bet. Sometimes, though, an academic assignment specifies that you need to find articles from reputable publications like trade publications, newspapers, popular magazines, or scholarly journals.
The search box on the library's home page is often the best place to start a search for these types of sources. Using this search box will help you find physical items in our library (e.g. books, DVDs, reference materials) and valuable content from scholarly journals, trade publications, popular magazines, and newspapers. More importantly, this search interface allows you to focus your results list by subject, date, source type, language, and publication title.