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ECE Senior Project: Research Methods. Helen Powell 20 September 2011. Today’s agenda. Research Strategy Research Path Finding Books and e-Books Finding Journal Articles The Deep Web. Wind Turbine Data Monitoring System. Research Strategy. Keywords Search strings. Keywords.

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Ece senior project research methods

ECE Senior Project: Research Methods

Helen Powell

20 September 2011


Today s agenda
Today’s agenda

  • Research Strategy

  • Research Path

  • Finding Books and e-Books

  • Finding Journal Articles

  • The Deep Web



Research strategy
Research Strategy

  • Keywords

  • Search strings


Keywords
Keywords

  • “wind turbine”

  • “data monitoring”

  • “data monitoring system”

  • wind

  • speed

  • yaw

  • vibrat*

  • “power output”


Search strings
Search strings

  • “wind turbine” OR “wind generator”

  • “wind turbine” OR “wind generator”) AND “data monitoring system”

  • “data monitoring system” AND (“wind speed” OR “wind direction”)


Research path
Research Path

  • Books (E-Books)

  • Journal articles

  • The Deep Web


Books and e books
Books and E-Books

  • Electrical & Computer Engineering Subject Guide

  • Novanet

    • Books

    • Some (but not all) E-Books

      TIP: Prefer the e-books tab in Subject Guide to find e-books


Journal articles
Journal Articles

  • Article databases

  • Adjust search string according to database

  • Try Prowler to identify appropriate databases


The deep web
The Deep Web

AKA the Invisible Web

  • Scirus

  • IPL2

  • Infomine

  • TIP: add the term “database” to your search engine search


Images
Images

  • Google Images

  • Google Maps

  • Google Earth


Ece senior project research methods

Engineering Tool Box. (2011). Wind energy. Retrieved from: http://www.engineeringtoolbox.com/wind-energy-d_1216.html