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:
Wikipedia - no peer review content in this encyclopedic resource; all contributed to voluntarily
Dictionary of computer science, engineering and technology / editor-in-chief, Phillip A. Laplante, Boca Raton, FL. CRC Press, 2001, Science Library – Reference, QA 76.15 D5258 2001
Images of technology: a pictorial dictionary of Modern engineering research / Edited by Institute of Industrial Science, University of Tokyo, Science Library – Bar, TA9 I43 1999
Additional resources include:
Learning to communicate in science and engineering : case studies from MIT, 2010- SL Bar Q223 .P64 2010
Presenting science : a practical guide to giving a good talk, 2010 - SL REF Q223 .I87 2010
Explaining Research: how to reach key audiences to advance your work, 2010 - SL REF Q223 .M399 2010
For assistance in preparing presentations you may find the following resources helpful in preparing a Powerpoint presentation that can capture your ideas with some visual elements including images, graphs, photographs, etc. 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:
Don't forget to rehearse using the Presentation Studio!
Finding Books about Engineering Ethics – appropriate subject headings may include:
Genetic engineering - Ethics
Genetic engineering – Moral and ethical aspects
Medical ethics – United States
Science – Moral and ethical aspects
When searched in ANTPAC by Subject Headings,” Engineering ethics” one retrieves 38 titles; by title the retrieval is 5 titles; by keyword 183 titles appear
Recommended books include:
Synthesis Lectures on Engineers, Technology and Society (3 volumes currently in this series) - specifically the titles,
Recommended journals include Journal of Journal of Information, Communication and Ethics in Society and Science and Engineering Ethics
Appropriate websites may include:
The Subject Guide for Patents is a good point of departure:
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