Rensselaer Libraries

First Year Seminar

Posted: May 11, 2011

Connie Fritz
Science Librarian
3rd floor Library Rm 337C

First Year Seminar

Chiappone/Foley - Engineering roles - wind turbines

Napolitano - Largest and smallest distances

van Heuveln - Green college survey


I. Basics you need to know – the Foundations

1.  Interlibrary Loan
Register to use ILL when you need resources (books, journal articles, conference
proceedings etc.) the library doesn‘t have.  Takes an average of 3 days.

2. Connect NY  look for books that we don’t have but are available through the
consortium and delivered to Folsom in three to four days.  Can use this system if we have a
book but it is checked out.

II. Specific resources for your class

1.Academic Search Premier (Ebsco)
- Online journal index

Look for: universe [and] small* matter - separate boxes, Keep at Select a Field

Look for: wind turbine*[and] electrical - separate boxes, Select Abstract, Limit dates from 2005-2010
[substitute: mechanical, chemical, computer*, material*, civil and environmental for electrical]

2. Sustainibility Science Abstracts (ProQuest)
- Online journal index

Look for: colleges or universities [and] "waste management" or "energy effieciency" or transportation - separate boxes, Keep at Anywhere
[Van Heuveln]

3. ThomasNet (Thomas Register) )
- For international suppliers

Look for:
[Chiappone/ Foley]

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