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ICEAP: Engineering

Your Guide to Cape Breton University Library

Engineering is...

A profession devoted to designing, constructing, and operating the structures, machines, and other devices of industry and everyday life.

The primary types of engineering are chemical, civil, electrical, industrial, and mechanical.

engineering. (2008). In The Columbia Encyclopedia. Retrieved from


Find current research and information by locating articles available in databases such as Academic Search Premier and Business Source Premier.

See the Engineering Subject Guide for more information and access.

Here's a sampling of periodicals available to you while on campus:

Academic Search Complete

The library has many databases you can search to find articles for your assignments. Academic Search Complete is a good place to begin your search. On-campus access only.

Step One: 
Key in one or two significant words (keywords) into the search box.

Step Two:
Review the result list for an article useful to your research.

Step Three:
Examine the subjects which are assigned to the article to help us understand its content.

Step Four:
Select the subject(s) you think best represents your topic and create a new search strategy using those subject headings.

Start your search here....
Limit Your Results


Encyclopedias, dictionaries, and handbooks provide background information, introductions, or overviews of topics. 

This is especially useful to:

  1. Learn about a subject that is new to you
  2. Identify a topic for an essay
  3. Compile some search terms when looking for journal articles