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Civil Engineering Research Guide


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This is a Library Guide for Civil Engineering. You will find on these pages resources most helpful to you when researching subjects in the area of civil engineering.

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The Very Basics: Getting Started @ the Dal Libraries

1. Your DalCard is also your library card. 

2. You can borrow as many books as you like, there is no limit. There is also no charge to borrow books from the Dal Libraries.

3. There are 5 Libraries at Dalhousie University. You can use any of these libraries. You do not have to use the library that corresponds to your field of study.

4. You do not have to be in one of the Dal Libraries to use electronic resources like e-books, e-journals, and databases. You can access e-resources from your residence room, study areas, office, or anywhere on the Dal campus, just as if you were in one of the Libraries. If you are at home -- off campus -- you will need to login to access Dal Libraries' e-resources (once you click this link, scroll down the page to see this info!)

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♦ Sign-in to your Novanet Library Account

Sign-in to view your Novanet library account. See books you have out on loan and renew your books. Login is your Dal Net ID and password.

 Information about Off-Campus Access to Dal Libraries' Electronic Resources

♦ Document Delivery

An excellent PDF summary of the main points of the 7th edition (2020) of the APA citation style.

♦ Citation Style Guides

Links to the most common style guides: APA, MLA, Chicago, NLM, IEEE

♦ Dalhousie University's Writing Centre

♦ Study Skills | Tutoring

♦ Academic Integrity at Dalhousie University

       Dalhousie's website to educate and to promote academic integrity.

Core Academic Skills for Students

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Not sure where to start? Do you want to learn about some core skills that will help you with your research?

Visit our Core skills page for information on how to research like a pro!


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