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CSTEP Summer Research Program Library Resources Guide: Home

This Guide is intended for students in UB's CSTEP Summer Research Program. It contains links to library research resources, as well as contact information for the Engineering Librarian.
Last Updated: May 25, 2023 2:09 PM

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Are you currently part of the CSTEP Summer Research Program? 

Then this Guide is for you! 

Information on how to use the Guide is below, but don't hesitate to contact Erin Rowley, Engineering Librarian, if you have any questions or get stuck.

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This Guide was designed specifically for students participating in UB's CSTEP Summer Research Program, but it will also be useful for all students completing engineering homework assignments and research projects.

This Guide provides information on:

  • Library resources/databases for STEM research,
  • Evaluating information (including tips for reading a scientific paper),
  • Collecting and citing sources (including how to use EndNote citation management software),
  • Literature reviews (including what they are and best practices for writing lit reviews),
  • Writing abstracts for scientific papers,
  • Streaming video resources available, and 
  • Other information sources for literature research (patents, standards, technical reports, and material properties information).

Use the tabs above to access these resources online.

If you cannot find the information you need, or have additional questions, do not hesitate to contact UB's Engineering Librarian, Erin Rowley,, for help with finding the information you need

Engineering Librarian

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Erin Rowley
119 Lockwood Library
University at Buffalo
Buffalo, NY 14260