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Engineering: Useful Links

Information about the Department of Engineering Library, including information for researchers

Useful links

This is an index of the links provided throughout the Engineering Libguide. If you have any questions about any of these resources, please let us know and we'll be happy to speak to you in more detail.

Finding resources

iDiscover Searches all of the resources available at Cambridge, and beyond! Hint: You can filter the results by library to find out what we have at Engineering.
A-Z Databases An alphabetical index of all the databases the University of Cambridge has access to. Hint: The key icon indicates that access is only available if you are logged in as a Cambridge user with your Raven password.
Spacefinder Looking for somewhere to study in Cambridge? This library-created service highlights libraries, reading rooms, cafes and other study spaces nearby. Hint: You can filter by keywords such as "cosy" and "modern" as well as by access requirements.

Managing your data

data.cam.ac.uk Upload your data to the University of Cambridge repository and they'll look after it for you! See their Data Management Guide for things you should consider when coming up with a data management plan.
dmponline.dcc.ac.uk Create a data management plan. Templates exist for specific funders, or you can use their generic plan. Hint: This is extremely useful to think about early on in your research. Even if you don't need to submit a data management plan to anyone, we strongly recommend filling one out anyway.

Writing

CUED guide to report writing A guide to writing technical reports through out the Engineering Tripos / Manufacturing Engineering Tripos, provided by the Department of Engineering [requires a Raven login].
Cite Them Right Guidance on referencing for many different types of sources.
BibDesk BibDesk is an open source reference manager that is particularly well suited to users of LaTeX.
Mendeley The Mendeley reference manager can create bibliographies based on items you have stored on your computer, and has a built-in literature search function.
Zotero Zotero is a reference manager that has plug-ins for Chrome and word processors, allowing you to save resources as you browse the web - including library catalogue records, articles and snapshots of websites - and easily create bibliographies as you write.

Copyright and Plagarism

creativecommons.org Provides information on their licenses, how you can use and attribute content and how you can license your own intellectual property.
Wikimedia Commons An online library of images with Creative Commons licenses.

Publishing

doaj.org Directory of Open Access Journals - find Open Access journals in your field.
openaccess.cam.ac.uk Accepted for publication? Upload your manuscript here and the Cambridge Open Access team will take care of it for you, let you know how to keep your funders and publishers happy, and make sure that your work is eligible for the REF!
sherpa.ac.uk/juliet If your research has been funded by a research council or similar, find out their policies on Open Access publishing.
sherpa.ac.uk/romeo A handy guide to publishers' policies regarding Open Access and self-archiving. Check before you submit!
thinkchecksubmit.org Follow this checklist to make sure you choose trusted journals to publish your research

Sharing your research

ORCiD Get a unique identifier to connect with all of your publications to avoid disambiguation problems or other authors getting credit for your work. This ID can be used on grant applications and publication submissions, as well as on Scopus and Symplectic to help differentiate you from other academics.
osc.cam.ac.uk The Office of Scholarly Communication is your key resource for information on publishing, sharing, promoting and otherwise spreading the word about your research findings.
Symplectic Manage your University of Cambridge publications page with this useful profile. Once you set up your search parameters, Symplectic automatically searches for new publications attributed to you. Configure with ORCiD for even better functionality.