The Department of Industrial Technology offers programs in Commercial Driver's License Training (CDL), Diesel Technology, Facilities Management, Heavy Equipment, Precision Machine Technology, Sustainable Construction, and Welding. The library provides resources both online and in print to support these programs.
Use your NetID and password to access library databases off campus.
Many items in the library are arranged by call number (the number on the sticker on the spine of the item). Try browsing the call numbers in these ranges for Industrial Technology:
The library also has some journals in print, though most are available only online.
2. Consider the scope of your topic. If it is too narrow, you might have trouble finding enough information. If it is too broad, you can be overwhelmed with information.
Think about your assignment prompt while determining the scope of your topic. It is important to consider the size of the assignment and the length of time you have to complete it in thinking about scope.
3. Turn your focused topic into a research question. Know that your research question may change slightly depending on what sorts of resources you find. While you should have a topic or question in mind, allow the sources you find, along with your interests, to help shape and refine your topic further.
Questions to guide the development of your research question:
Is it focused enough to be covered in my paper or project?
Is there enough literature available on this topic?
What is the question that my research is answering?
Am I genuinely interested in this topic?
Is my topic going to be new and interesting to my audience?