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Engineering 185: Art of Engineering Endeavors

Library Prize for Undergraduate Research

The Library Prize for Undergraduate Research recognizes and honors excellence in undergraduate research at UCLA. Cash prizes will be awarded for the best projects (group or individual) supported by UCLA Library resources.

Prize categories include the Arts, Humanities, & Social Sciences, Sciences, as well as projects that incorporate resources from the UCLA Library Special Collections, the Music Library's contemporary music collections, and the William Andrews Clark Memorial Library. Watch for information for the 2024 Undergraduate Research Week next year.


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Renee Romero
Science and Engineering Library (SEL)

Guide Overview

This Engineering 185 guide is meant to be a jumping off point for your research, note that it is not comprehensive. Please provide feedback by emailing the 185 librarian (see contact info below).

This guide deals with science and technology tools and resources; for business-related information (including industry and market research) take a look at the complementary libguide Business Information for Engineers by Michael Oppenheim.

For tips on doing research, evaluating sources, and citing sources, check out the advice guides and Citing Sources.

Remember your friendly SEL librarians are happy to provide additional research assistance.

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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Engineering Research Skills Videos

Want to learn more about constructing effective searches, navigating the UC Library Search catalog and newspaper archives, and more? Take a look at the Engineering Research Skills playlist for videos on brainstorming and searching techniques!