Sunday, December 21, 2014

Need Help?

»Ask a Librarian

Contact Us!

»Library Services
Applied and Engineering Technologies
Includes-- Architectural Drafting, Automotive, Computing, Construction, Electronics Engineering Technology, Graphic Technology, Horticulture, HVAC, Mechanical Technology, Photography, Welding

This page is a guide to recommended library and online resources related to Applied and Engineering Technologies. If you need help, ask a CSN librarian.

Background Information
Online Videos

Background Information: Dictionaries and Encyclopedias

Dictionaries and Encyclopedias are great places to get quick and factual information. Here is a list of selected dictionaries and encyclopedias:
  • AccessScience - Online version of McGraw Hill Encyclopedia of Science and Technology


Article databases provide a wealth of articles from newspapers, magazines, and trade and academic journals. Below is a list of selected article databases.

Tips on using databases: Limit your search to full-text to get the whole article instead of a summary. Limit your search to peer-reviewed or academic/scholarly articles if you want to find articles from academic journals only.

eBooks: (Electronic Books)

From the CSN Library you can not only get print books you can also read eBooks. Below are links to lists of Applied and Engineering Technologies related eBooks. To find additional eBooks and print books, search in the CSN Library Catalog.


While there are millions of websites out there, they do not always provide you with reliable information. Below is a list of selected reliable websites.

Tips on using websites: When in doubt, evaluate! See if you can identify who is responsible for the website’s content and that the information is credible, unbiased, and current. Use the Evaluating Websites guide to be sure the website is appropriate for college level research.
Engineering and Technology

Online Videos

Online videos can be a great source for college level research projects. Below are links to Applied and Engineering Technologies related online videos. To find additional CSN online videos and DVDs, search in the CSN Library Catalog.
  • - Watch programming about technology and engineering
  • Films on Demand: Technical Education - Over 400 technical education-related streaming videos
  • TED - Watch lectures and talks given by the most influential thinkers today in technology, politics, design, and more

Last updated: October 13, 2011