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Engineering Resources - Bachelor's Degree Program: Home
This is a guide to Valencia's online library for students and faculty in the B.S.E.C.E.T. program.
Welcome & News
Welcome! This is a guide to library resources for students in Valencia College's Bachelor of Science in Electrical and Computer Engineering Technology (BSECET) program. Please click on the tabs to navigate. Contact me, your librarian, for help finding, evaluating or using these resources. My contact information is below.
While campuses are closed, librarians are available to assist you online at Ask a Librarian. For questions about your library account, send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org. For more information, visit the Quick Start Library Guide.
Professional organizations provide training, education, networking and access to professional literature (books and articles in your field). Get to know these groups to learn about engineering from an insider's perspective
Focusing on basic skills and tips for career enhancement, Engineer Your Own Success is a guide to improving efficiency and performance in any engineering field. It imparts valuable organization tips, communication advice, networking tactics, and practical assistance for preparing for the PE exam--every necessary skill for success. Authored by a highly renowned career coach, this book is a battle plan for climbing the rungs of any engineering ladder.
Girls Coming to Tech! by Amy Sue Bix
Call Number: TA157.5.B59 2013
Publication Date: 2014-01-31
Available in print.
Ready for Takeoff! A Winning Process for Launching Your Engineering Career by Dean C. Millar
Call Number: TA157.M489 2011
Publication Date: 2010-08-19
The Career Guide Book for Engineers by John A. Hoschette
Select a tab in Resources for Writing & Presenting for guides to producing professional-quality work.
A Guide to Writing as an Engineer by David F. Beer; David A. McMurrey
Call Number: T11.B396 2014
Publication Date: 2013-05-21
Written for engineers, this book provides more than technical know-how and focuses on how to be an effective communicator. This new edition helps to eliminate the glitches that trip up the busy reader or listener, causing annoyance, confusion, or misunderstanding'so that their writing and speech are crystal clear. This text also focuses on the technical writing and speaking issues encountered in day to day work, writing reports, business letter, memoranda, proposals, emails, presentations, and more. The new edition includes new coverage of social media, including coverage of popular forms, best practices, dangers and ethics of using social media, and expanded coverage of informal communication. Available in print.
Plagiarism is often unintentional and can be avoided by citing correctly and understanding what is plagiarism, and what is not.
Select a tab to explore how the library can support you as a faculty member.
At West Campus, Course Reserves are held at the Library Check-Out Desk (1st floor). Varying check-out periods are available at your request. For example, items may check out for two hours, one day or several days. To place your materials on Reserve, fill out a Course Reserves Material Form. Print out the completed form and bring it, along with your materials, to the Library Check-Out Desk (1st floor). If you would like to place circulating library materials temporarily on Reserve for a class, please contact your division librarian liaison.
Please consider placing your course textbook on Reserve. This is a valuable service for students!
Not Just Books
The Reserves collection includes materials for hands-on learning such as devices, models and more! Is there an item you'd like to make accessible to students? Talk with us about placing it on Reserve.
Library instruction sessions are customized to the course or assignment and focus on information literacy skills and concepts. As defined by Valencia, information literacy is the ability to "find, evaluate and effectively use information from diverse sources."
Is library instruction applicable to the technology and engineering disciplines?
Absolutely! Here are some of the relevant topics a library instruction session might address:
Locating support materials in the library and online. A session introducing students to library materials pertaining to their field of study.
Avoiding plagiarism. A session defining plagiarism in its various forms and helping students to paraphrase or use images appropriately.
Effectively communicating information. A session on presenting data in a digestible way. Students may develop infographics or posters.
To request new materials to be purchased for the libraries, please fill out our New Library Materials Request Form.