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Libraries at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute

Subject Research Guides: Engineering

Multidisciplinary Search Tools

For search tools that are applicable across many fields of study, try the resources listed on the General tab of this subject guide.

Books, Journals, eBooks, DVDs . . .

The search box on the Rensselaer Libraries homepage provides numerous ways to begin your research

  • Quick Search (the default in the Search box) searches most of the Libraries resources, includes journal articles and items that may only be available through interlibrary loan.  
  • The Libraries' Catalog includes all materials the libraries own or have access via subscriptions.
    • Search results may include books, ebooks, journal titles, media, theses, and more.  
    • For books, print journals or other tangible items, be sure to note whether the item is located in the Architecture Library or in Folsom Library.  
  • Options are available to search for ejournals by subject, title, and ISSN.

Multidisciplinary resources can also be found on the General tab of the Subject Guide

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Trade resources

Reference / Instruction

Technical Reports

  • (International Atomic Energy Agency)
  • RITA (Research and Innovative Technology Administration, National Transportation Library).
  • TRAIL (Technical Report Archives and Image Library)