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Engineering Disasters: Research tips

Evaluating websites

The Internet contains a huge amount of information and anyone can publish anything on the web. The credibility of your research rests on the credibility of the resources you have used to support your arguments.

EVALUATE your web resources carefully before including them in your research materials.

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Using Databases

Databases hold a wide variety of articles, reports and other items which will prove invaluable to you in your university career. There is a degree of variation in how you search different databases and the information below describes the most common searching tools. Most databases have a help option which will give you information specific to the particular database you are searching.