REU Program Guide: Research Guides & Tutorials

This Guide is for students participating in summer REU programs to assist them with interdisciplinary research projects

Interdisciplinary Research

This guide was designed as a supplementary resource for REU Summer Program Attendees to re-visit throughout their program. You will find helpful information regarding the topics we covered in our library session surrounding, research, citation, and literature review. 

Databases and Related Discplines

Here are links/a list of all databases from our session and which disciplines they cover: 

  • General Science Resources:

    • Google Scholar and Web of Science 

  • Agricultural and Environmental Science:

    • Environmental Science and Management/Biology

  • BioOne:

    • Biology

  • Compendex:

    • Engineering and Applied science

      • Inspec and Compendex are under the “Engineering Village” platform from Elsevier and have similar interfaces

  • IEEE Explore:

    • Engineering-Standards and Conference Proceedings. 

  • Inspec:

    • Physics, Engineering, Computer Science

  • SciFinder:

    • Chemistry 

      • Must create your own account in order to access!

  • TRID (Transportation Board Research Database):

    • Urban Studies and Planning

  • Urban Studies and Abstracts:

    • Urban Studies and Planning 

  • Web of Science:

    • Biology and Geography 


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Submission Guidelines for Popular Journals

  1. AGU Submission Guide: American Geophysical Union 

  2. EGU Submission Guide: European Geosciences Union

  3. AMS Submission Guide: American Meteorological Society