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PHYS 100: Powering Our Future: Sustainable Energy Systems Principles and Examples

Professor Arjendu Pattanayak

Types of Questions I Can Help With

Here are just a few of the common topics students ask me about:

  • How can I access a journal article, book, or other publication?
  • Improving on existing searching: where else to look, can't find something you expected to find
  • I'm not sure where to start and want to talk it through
  • Tips for searching in an unfamiliar discipline
  • How to evaluate sources - is this a publication? Is it credible? Does it count as peer-reviewed?
  • How to use Catalyst
  • I thought there would be lots of research, but I can't find much
  • I've found too much research and I'm not sure what I should focus on
  • How to use Zotero or EndNote
  • How do I know when I've searched enough?