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Fire Protection Engineering

This guide was created to help students and faculty find information in the field of Fire Protection Engineering.

Conducting Research

Starting an engineering research project?  These pages contain information on conducting literature reviews, managing your references, and more.  Some basic resources to get started with include:

  • Journal Finder - UMD's searchable list of online and print journals
  • Database Finder - searchable list of the hundreds of UMD's databases
  • WorldCat UMD - place to search UMD Library holdings and materials across the world (i.e. the Catalog)
  • InterLibrary Loan - request articles, chapters and books

Also check out the sub-pages in this section to help you get started with:

  • Literature Reviews - an essential part of the research process to find background information for your project
  • Citation Management - organize (and share) your references and set yourself up for publishing your research
  • Documentation and LaTeX - tips on keeping organized, including software such as LaTeX (and how to get started with it)
  • Navigating Publishing - overview of how to find journals for publishing your work, information about Open Access Publishing, and how to be wary of predatory publishing
  • Impact & Metrics - information on the various metrics for articles, journals, and authors: what they mean and how they are calculated