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|Join similar concepts with OR||airplane and (robot or unmanned)|
|Use * (asterisk) to find variations of your keyword||robot* finds robot, robots, robotic, robotics|
These collections contain abstracts and the full text of conference papers and journal articles. If you find a document in a database and you can't access the full text, email the engineering librarian or submit an interlibrary loan request.
Researchers report many new and novel procedures, process, products, and systems at conferences. Major society conferences, like AIAA and IEEE, are available through their respective digital libraries, but others can be difficult to find.
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If you cannot access the full text of a document, use interlibrary loan to request it.
If you attended a conference and no longer need the published proceedings, consider donating it to the library. It can be very difficult for the library to locate and purchase copies of conference publications from smaller organizations and events after the meeting.
Contact the engineering librarian for details.