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ICEAPNS: 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



See the Engineering Subject Guide for information regarding databases.

Here are a few periodicals available to you while on campus:


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