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Writing & Citing in Engineering: Research & Writing Tools

Quick Citation Generators

ProQuest and Ebsco databases will also format the citations for you when you save or print them.

Engineering Citation Styles

Citation Builders

Information on common styles, with examples, for:

Engineering Guides

Preparing your dissertation for online repositories

Citation/Bibliography Tools

Web-based personal citation databases and bibliography creators:

Import, store, and share research citations and automatically format bibliographies into whatever style needed (APA, MLA, Chicago, and many more)

Research Tools

Libx Toolbar

  • LibX is a browser plugin for Firefox that provides direct access to your library's resources from any web page. A plugin for the Chrome browser should be available later this year.

Alerts in Databases

  • Save searches to run at a future date
  • Set up Auto Alerts (a saved search that is run whenever the database is updated; the results are emailed to you).

Alerts in MERLIN for Books/DVDs

Set Up Your MERLIN Reading History