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Engineering 183: Engineering and Society

Engineering Research Skills Videos

Want to learn more about constructing effective searches, navigating the UC Library Search catalog, and more? Take a look at the Engineering Research Skills playlist for videos created expressly for Engineering 183!


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Renee Romero
Science and Engineering Library (SEL)

Guide Overview

This Engineering 183 guide is meant to be a jumping off point for your research. For more information, see the Science and Engineering Library webpage.

For tips on doing informational research, evaluating sources, and citing sources, check out Getting Started: Information Research Tips and Citing Sources.

Remember your friendly SEL librarians would be glad to provide additional research assistance. You can also contact the Undergraduate Student Writing Center for help.

Writing Instruction + Research Education (WIRE) Online Tutorials

Writing Instruction and Research Education (WIRE) Online Tutorials

Quick and practical research and writing strategies, collaboratively designed by students, teachers, and librarians at UCLA.

VPN & Proxy Tutorials

The Library's online subscription resources can always be accessed from computers and wireless networks on campus. However, off-campus access is restricted to current UCLA, students, faculty, and staff who have set up their computer using one of the methods below. Click on the other tabs to see how four Bruins got their computers set up and ready to go for remote access!

If you still need help, you can contact the UCLA IT Support Center at (310) 267-4357 or They provide 24/7 phone support.

VPN on Mac with Natalie

"I chose VPN for my mac because I need to be able to access the full text of articles on different browsers." - Natalie, Environmental Science

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VPN on Windows with Michael

"I chose VPN because I like the security it provides and the control it gives me as a user to manually enable or disable it when I'm browsing online." - Michael, Public Affairs

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VPN on Chromebook with Nadia

"I chose VPN because it is really simple to use!" - Nadia, Public Affairs

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Proxy on Mac with Kate

"I chose Proxy because I prefer logging in through a web browser without having to download any software on my computer." - Kate, Ethnic Studies

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