These resources contain basic overview information that can be useful when you're just beginning your research.
You can also search URSUS for technology-specific encyclopedias and handbooks, many of which are accessible online! A few examples are below, but there are many more.
Once you have a good understanding of your topic and have selected a few keywords, OneSearch is a great place to start your research! OneSearch is a convenient way to search almost all of the library’s resources using a single search box.
Below are a few of the "top" journals in technology by the number of times their articles have been cited. To see many more journals in technology, including sub-specializations, see our Journals by Title page and select "Engineering & Applied Sciences" from the subject drop-down. At the bottom of the results page technology is listed.
Below are just a few of our databases useful for technology research. For more databases with technology content, check out our Databases A-Z page and select "Technology" from the drop-down.
You can search for books in our library and other libraries using the links below. If you're not sure how to find what you're looking for, ask us!
In addition to the sites listed here, most professional organizations also offer scholarships. When you find a few professional organizations relevant to your field, search or browse their sites for scholarship information. You can also do a Google search for "scholarships __________ students" or "____________ scholarships" (fill in the blank with your major/interest).
The following websites contain directories of grant funding opportunities. Many require some browsing or digging to find what you're looking for. Persistence pays off!
There are many ways you can get research materials from other libraries. In the vast majority of cases, there is no charge to you for this service!
URSUS is the combined library catalog for the entire University of Maine system. You can search the entire system, or select University of Southern Maine Libraries in the drop-down.
Other helpful tips:
Most databases, as well as URSUS and MaineCat, assign subjects to books and articles. A subject is a designated word or phrase that describes an idea or concept and groups all articles or books about that concept together.