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WRT105/WRTG 105E Impacts of Engineering (Tinelli)

For the students in Liz Tinelli's WRT105E course, Impact of Engineering on the Sykes Grand Challenges curriculum.

Online research resources particularly useful during the COVID-19 pandemic


All of our e-books can also be discovered through the search box on the library’s homepage ( Simply search for a topic or title and then click the “Click to access resource” option on the left-side of your search results...or, here is a blank search you can use to quickly find titles amongst the 1 million+ e-books in our catalog: Your results can be filtered using the facets listed at the left by date, subject terms, discipline, etc. 


Library resources beyond UR

WorldCat is the worldwide catalog of library resources that you can request and have sent via interlibrary loan to any River Campus library. If another New York, national or international library has an item you'd like to borrow that UR libraries don't own, WorldCat is the best way to find such an item and request it via interlibrary loan. In order to use WorldCat, you'll need an ILLIAD account, which you can setup online here by logging in with your NetID:


Other useful resources to support online education

  • JoVE (The Journal of Visualized Education): JoVE publishes peer-reviewed scientific video protocols to accelerate biological, medical, chemical and physical research. As many colleges and universities are making the difficult decision to move to remote teaching and learning models, You can access River Campus Library's subscribed JoVE content by signing in using your institutional email on their sign in page link. 


Not sure where to get started?

Most important tip: I'm always available to help you locate the information you need! You can chat, email, call, or schedule an appointment with me using the tools in the left sidebar.

The River Campus Libraries' Articles, Books & More Search is an ideal place to start if you're not sure where to begin your searching. (Also, if you have the title of a specific article, you can usually type that in to get a link directly to the article if we have electronic access.) This search can be found at the top of the main UR library home page ( 

(For more tips on Articles & Books, see our guide.)

You can signup for your online UR library account, and check your account, at this link. For Interlibrary loan services (ILL), please signup for an account and check your ILL account at this link. These links can also be found on the UR library home page ( at "My Account" at the top right, and "Interlibrary Loan" under "Featured Resources".

The rest of this guide contains more specific resources for finding scholarly articles and citation management tools. 

If there's anything you don't see here that you've found helpful, let me know using my contact info in the left column! I'm always looking for ways to make this guide more helpful and comprehensive.


Finding scholarly articles

To search more broadly for scholarly literature and patents, these databases are particularly useful:

Reference Managers - what will they do for me?

Reference managers home

To learn about easy ways to keep track of your research sources, try a reference (or citation) manager. You can easily gather, organize and include citations while you write your paper!