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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.


  • IEEE is offering free virtual events and resources amidst the COVID-19 pandemic. Visit the COVID-19 IEEE Resources Hub for details.
  • 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 For more information, visit the Quick Start Library Guide.

Study Resources for B.S.E.C.E.T. Students

Select a tab in the Study Resources section to see how the library can help you be a successful student.

Note: During campus closures due to COVID-19, physical copies of textbooks on Reserve are not available.

To check out the following devices from the West Campus Library, bring your student ID and a state-issued picture ID:

  • Dell Laptop (4-hour or 7-day check-out)
  • iPad (7-day check-out)
  • Surface Pro3 (4-hour check-out)

To check out the following devices, bring your student ID:

  • Headphones​
  • Portable Power Pack (7-day check-out)
Top Databases

Use these to find professional, scholarly information on topics in engineering.

Other Databases

These contain articles from many disciplines, including significant engineering content.

Journals & Magazines

Browse these key journals in electrical and computer engineering.

Featured Resources on Core Topics in Engineering Technology

Select a tab in this section to see resources provided by the library in your discipline.

Featured Resources on Computer Systems

Select a tab in this section to see resources provided by the library in your concentration.

Featured Resources on Electrical/ Electronic Systems

Select a tab in this section to see resources provided by the library in your concentration.

Career Resources

Select a tab in this section for helpful Career Resources from the library, the community, and the web.

Job-Seeker Resources from Professional Organizations in Engineering

Other Professional Organization Links

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

Resources for Writing & Presenting

Select a tab in Resources for Writing & Presenting for guides to producing professional-quality work.

Plagiarism is  often unintentional and can be avoided by citing correctly and understanding what is plagiarism, and what is not.

The following video is recommended for students who have not used a formal citation style before.

Public Speaking
Sample Presentations

Logging In

To access the resources listed in this guide, log in to the library via Atlas.

  1. Log in to Atlas.
  2. Click the Courses Tab.
  3. Click Search the Library.

To return here, paste this address into your browser:


For Faculty

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.

Open Educational Resources
Library Materials as Alternative Textbooks

While not technically OER, library materials are cost effective for students. The following collections may contain suitable resources:

Link to Library Resources in Canvas

The following tutorials will demonstrate how to create links to library resources within your Canvas course that do not require students to log in:

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.

Partner with us! The library would love to be a venue for:

  • Student presentations 
  • Guest speaker events
  • Workshops / Skillshops
  • Displaying student work

We can help!

  • Promote your course or program
  • Promote your event