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This research guide is designed to help students find information about engineering.

Starting Point

Step 1:  Think about your topic!  What questions are you trying to answer?

Step 2:  List terms that best represent the main concepts of your topic.

  • metals and mechanical properties
  • shape memory alloys
  • steel alloys (different steel alloys [nickel, aluminum, carbon, iron, etc.] and their properties)
  • engineering materials
  • computer aided design or CAD


If nothing comes to mind, it is time to do some background research!

Background Sources

Research Strategy

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