A variety of resources exist and basically every book is a reference work in some fashion - the standard reference tool includes dictionaries, encyclopedias, handbooks, maps & atlases, directories, etc and some examples include:
Encyclopedia of Sustainability Science and Technology, Springer, 2012.
Additional resources include:
Explaining Research: How to Reach Key Audiences to Advance Your Work, 2010 - SL REF Q223 M399 2010
The Essentials of Technical Communication, 2010 - SL Bar T11 T295 2010
Learning to Communicate in Science and Engineering: Case Studies from MIT, 2010 - SL Bar Q223 P64 2010
Communicating Science: Professional, Popular and Literary, 2010 - SL Bar Q223 R87 2010
Presenting Science: A Practical Guide to Giving a Good Talk, 2010 - SL REF Q223 I87 2010
The Craft of Scientific Communication, 2010 - SL Bar Q223 H37 2010
A Guide to Writing as an Engineer, 3rd ed., 2009 - SL RESERVES T 11 B396 2009
Slide:ology: The Art and Science of Creating Great Presentations, 2008- SL HF5718.22 D83 2008
Speaking About Science: Manual for Creating Clear Presentations, 2006. SL Bar Q223 M67 2006
Careers in Focus: Engineering, 3rd ed. Chicago, IL: Ferguson/Infobase Pub., 2007. SL REF TA157 .C283 2007
Resumes for Engineering Careers: With Sample Cover Letters, 3rd ed. New York: McGraw-Hill, 2006. SL REF TA 157 R47 2006
Writing from A to Z, 5th ed., 2004 - SL RESERVES PE 1408 W773 2005 c. 2
Writing Power: Communication in an Engineering Center / Dorothy Winsor. Albany, NY: SUNY Press, 2003. SL Bar TA 158.5 W56 2003
Writing and Speaking in the Technology Professions: A Practical Guide / edited by David F. Beer, New York: IEEE Press, 2003, SL Bar, T11 W75 2003
A Student Guide to Writing at UCI, 11th ed. / John Hollowell. Boston, MA: Pearson, 2003. SL Ref Desk PE 1408 H668 2003
Handbook of Technical Writing / Gerald J.Alred, Charles T. Brusaw, Walter E. Oliu, New York: St. Martin’s 2003, SL Ref T11 B78 2003
MIT Guide to Science and Engineering Communication, 2nd ed. / James G. Paradis and Muriel L. Zimmerman. Cambridge, MA: MIT Press, 2002. SL Bar Q223 P33 2002
Technical Communication, 6th ed. / Mike Markel. NY: St. Martin's Press. SL Bar, T11 M346 2001
Technical Style / J.M. Haile, Central, S.C.: Macatea Productions, 2001, SL Bar, T11 H24 2001
Technical Writing and Professional Communication for Nonnative Speakers of English / Thomas N. Huckin, Leslie A. Olsen, NY: McGraw-Hill, 1991. SL T11 H823 1991
For assistance in preparing presentations you should consider the Tab on Preparing Presentations and you will also find the following resources helpful in preparing a Powerpoint presentation that can capture your ideas with some visual elements including images, graphs, photographs, etc. Also several of the books listed in the section or box just above will be exceedingly helpful. For some background in creating an appropriate presentation, consider the needs of your audience and play to that group. You may find the following resources and tutorials helpful:
Finding Books about Engineering Ethics – appropriate subject headings may include:
When searched in Library Search by Subject Headings,” Engineering ethics” one retrieves 64 titles; by title the retrieval is 6 titles; by keyword 236 titles appear
Recommended books and eBooks include:
Synthesis Digital Library of Engineering and Computer Science - Lectures on Engineers, Technology and Society - the following specific titles may be of particular interest: Ethics for Bioengineers (2012); Tragedy in the Gulf: A call for a new engineering ethic (2011); Style and Ethics of Communication in Science and Engineering (2008) Engineering Ethics: Peace, Justice and the Earth (2006)
Engineering Ethics: Outline of an Aspirational Approach / W. Richard Bowen. London: Springer, 2009.
Recommended journal is Science and Engineering Ethics (vol. 1, 1985+)
Appropriate websites may include:
National Society of Professional Engineers Engineering Ethics (NSPE) Case Studies and the Code of Ethics (to be downloaded)
Ethics Unwrapped - an online library of 51 key ethics terms and concepts animated in short, shareable video clips
Patent information - all resources are listed at Subject Guide for Patents
Standards and Specifications are described as documents that describe the rules and conditions for how materials and products should be manufactured, defined, measured, tested, and applied. They are used to establish baselines or a minimum level of performance and quality control to ensure that optimal conditions and procedures for the purpose of creating compatibility with products and services from different periods and a range of sources. Specifications have a more limited range of application than standards and generally establish requirements for materials, products, or services. Standards and specifications may be issued by voluntary technical or trade associations, professional societies, national standards bodies, government agencies, or by international organizations. It is critical to establish the source.
Standards and specifications are of greatest utility to engineers, scientists and those working with new innovations.
Learn more about Standards
Types of Standards:
What are some points to remember when using standards?
To locate a standard you should (ideally) have at least three of the following:
Sources for Standards: ASTM SEDL
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