The “literature” is the written conversation between scientists about what they’ve found out (by reading or experimenting).Searching the literature is all about learning who the cool people are and where they hang out.May be literal conversations; conferences; journals; standards; patents; books; encyclopaedias; websites; social media....
Subject guide -> databases -> CompendexCovers all aspects of Engineering.
Evaluating papersIs it… and... relevant? Who is it written for? basic/advanced? What kind of research is it? up-to-date? How far along is the research? What questions haven’t they answered yet? accurate?