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Research Guides@Tufts

Engineering Sources: An Overview: Research & Writing Tools

Top general resources for engineering.

Keeping Up with Research

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  • Use Citation/Reference Management Tools (RefWorks, EndNote, etc.)
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General Writing Guidelines

Selected Citation Styles for Engineering

In engineering, technology, and allied disciplines, many citation styles are used in research and professional writing.  Nearly every major journal has its own unique style.  If you are not assigned a specific style to use, one approach is to select one of the top journals in your field and see what its specifications are.  Below are sources for widely-used styles.  Other information can be found on publishers' own websites (usually under a link about authors' submissions) and in the output style sections of RefWorks and EndNote.

Reference Citation Tools

Writing Aids

Thesis Submittal Guidelines

The following are general guidelines for the formatting and submission of undergraduate and graduate theses at Tufts.  Make sure to contact your department chair for any departmental specific requirements.

Examples of theses submitted by Tufts Engineering students are available through the Catalog (use the Advanced Search screen to restrict your search to Tufts Theses/Dissertations) and the Dissertations & Theses @ Tufts University database.

Research Support

Tufts University Sources

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