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Engineering & Applied Science

Research Guide for Engineering @ UMassD



This guide will help you:

  • Find journal articles, books, and websites that support your research
  • Develop your information-seeking skills to further your arguments
  • Report your research in a professional manner using scholarly materials
  • Contact a librarian for help


Bioengineering uses the concepts and methods of the life sciences and applies them to engineering for the betterment of living organisms.

Civil Engineering is the design and construction of public works. Environmental Engineering is the use of Civil Engineering to improve the natural environment.

Electrical and Computer Engineering is the use of the scientific technology of electricity, especially the design and application of circuitry and equipment for power generation and distribution, machine control, communications, and computer hardware and software.

Mechanical Engineering is the branch of engineering that encompasses the generation and application of heat and mechanical power and the design, production, and use of machines and tools.


Sections of this guide were originally created by Librarian Emerita Paige Gibbs, and are updated by Zac Painter.

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Engineering & Data Services Librarian

Zachary Painter
Email me anytime!

Claire T. Carney Library
Room 239 (Map to my office)
285 Old Westport Road
Dartmouth, MA 02747