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Last Updated: Oct 23, 2014 URL: Print Guide

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Objectives of this Guide

This guide is developed for LANG 2030 students,  to help you find the required information to complete your proposal report.

Your assignment: Devise an innovative engineering idea in your field of study.

In your report, you need to

  • Review existing technologies

  • Explain the engineering theories and knowledge that underline your innovation

  • Compare your innovation with similar designs and establish the need for your innovation


Through searching and evaluating retrieved articles you will learn to:

  • Understand the characteristics of three types of information sources:
    1. Patents
    2. Academic journals and
    3. Trade magazines
  • Analyze your research topic and information needs 
  • Choose appropriate search tools and how best to search them
  • Develop effective search strategies
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