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Drafting/Engineering Design Technology: Drafting/Engineering Design Technology

Library and web resources for Engineering Design Technology (Drafting)

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This page provides tips for choosing the best resources to assist with your drafting research.

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Resources for Your Drafting Studies

How To Find the Information You Need.

Broad Searches  If you want to see large amounts of information - books, journal articles, DVDs and more -  and you don’t mind looking at a few things that you might not need, use RTC's OneSearch.

 

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Focused Searches  When you know exactly what you need.

  • If you need journal articles, click on the Articles tab, and learn about ProQuest, CINAHL, and other databases.
  •  If you need books, click on the Books tab, and learn how to find books in the RTC Library Catalog, or eBooks in RTC databases.
  • If you need web resources, click on the Web Sites tab. This page lists helpful web sites on many accounting topics. 

 

Not Finding What You Want?

  • Try another way of describing your topic.  Instead of "car" try "automobile". Instead of "movie" try "motion picture".
  • Think about the age of the material you need.
    • If you are researching something that is a established fact, try books or encyclopedias (found in the RTC Catalog), or eBooks (found in Credo Reference or the Community College eBook collection through the RTC Library Database page). Examples of established facts include "CAD in the 20th century", or "basic blueprint reading".
    • If you are researching something new, like "the latest trends in drafting software", try journal and newspaper articles (found in ProQuest on the database page.)

 

Need More Help?

 If you're not sure what you need, or how to begin, come in to RTC Library, call us at (425) 232-2331, or email us at librarian@RTC.edu. If it's after hours, try our reference chat service AskWA.  We'll be glad to help.

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