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ESC 100 Library Guide

A concise guide to important resources for new undergraduate Engineering students in ESC100

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What is a Journal?

  • A journal is also known as a magazine or a periodical, especially one published for a special group, learned society, or profession
  • It is issued at regularly recurring intervals, such as bi-weekly, monthly, etc. 
  • A journal contains articles on specific topics.
  • Journals are indexed in databases. Research databases are collections of journal articles and conference papers.

A conference is a meeting on a certain topic or discipline where professionals present their research orally. Conferences can also be referred to as symposiums, meetings, workshops, etc.

A conference paper is written and submitted to be presented at a conference.

A collection of papers from a conference can be combined into a bound conference proceedings, which is similar to a book.