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EGR 212, Transport Phenomena: Home

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Welcome to the research guide for EGR212 Transport Phenomena!  Navigate through the pages of the guide by clicking on the tabs at the top.  If I can help you find resources for your project, please feel free to schedule a research session by clicking on the "Meet with me!" button. 

Remember,

1.    Technical innovation, information, and research can be in a variety of formats e.g. pre-print, patent, standards, scholarly article (literature review, scoping review, systematic review, simple article, etc.), book chapter, book, website, government technical report, encyclopedia, specialized encyclopedia, brochure, fact sheet, etc. etc.

2.    There isn’t a single database that includes every single resource type listed above. As a result, you will need to search a variety of different databases, tools, metasearch engine, etc. I’ve included 15 different research sessions I conducted in my first 3 years at Wake Forest. Notice, there are 3 that are end-of-life eg either no longer exist or are no longer supported at Wake Forest and 5 are completely new.
https://drive.google.com/file/d/10BvVGRgftvvbfze5QsFoKxS-A7d1pZ4Y/view?usp=drivesdk

3.    You cannot be complacent and only learn a handful of databases and tools in order to achieve the necessary breadth and depth in your research area.  Don’t be one tool/database Teresa or Danny!

4.    As a life longer learner, be aware that most software development companies now use Agile development where the interface and/or functionality of the tool may change month to month or even week to week. I was on LinkedIn the evening of Wednesday, September 21, 2022 and learned that scite.ai was working on integrating functionality similar to elicit.org AND Concensus app.
https://www.linkedin.com/posts/jdenicelewis_research-ai-activity-6978549842125975552-kD5G?utm_source=share&utm_medium=member_ios

5.    Data and information can be presented in a variety of different ways. If you are researching a new field or topic of interest, you can used the ScienceDirect topic index https://www.sciencedirect.com/topics or even find a specialized encyclopedia on Google books. Google books will allow you to preview a book (for most books). Literally, you can search for encyclop* topic where topic is the controlled vocabulary for your engineering system.  For example, my current research (Fall 2022) focuses on digital information literacy.  As a result, I searched for encyclop* information literacy and the results were https://www.google.com/search?tbm=bks&q=Encyclo*+information+literacy.

6.    Whenever you hit a wall, ask a librarian.

 

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