Primary Sources in science and engineering report original research or data from experiments or research studies. Sources include articles published in scientific or engineering journals, theses, conference papers, technical reports, or patents.
Some suggested starting points for finding primary sources include:
- Web of Science
- CINAHL Plus with full text
- Engineering Village
- General Science Abstracts
- Google Scholar
- IEEE Xplore
- SciFinder (login ID required, must register for ID while on campus)
- Scholar's Portal Journals
- SPIE Digital Library
- Theses and Dissertations
See our A-Z list of databases for more sources.
Please contact us if you need help with your research or with navigating these sources.