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TSA Research Unit Resources

This was created to assist in the teaching of research skills to engineering students who are working on their TSA projects.


Galileo is a database that you can use to find quality academic resources. Don't forget to use the filters to narrow down your search and make sure that the resources are recent and peer-reviewed.

Google Scholar

Google Scholar is similar to Galileo. You can use filters to modify your search here, too!

Smithsonian Learning Lab

Smithsonian Learning Lab is your destination for millions of carefully curated, easily accessible, customizable, and shareable open educational resources.

These are good quality, reliable resources.

Online Research: Tips for Effective Search Strategies

This video will give you some tips on how to use Boolean operators and other search modification techniques to help you find more relevant resources.

Purdue OWL - MLA Formatting

The Purdue University Online Writing Lab serves writers from around the world and the Purdue University Writing Lab helps writers on Purdue's campus.

This specific page will give you information on proper MLA formatting for your paper and works cited page.

Grammarly: Free Writing Assistant

Grammarly can scan through your paper for spelling, grammar, and mechanics issues, as well as check for some types of plagiarism.

Citation Machine: Format & Generate Citations

This tool can help create citations for you in several different formats. A couple of reminders:
1. Be sure you are under the MLA setting
2. Select the correct type of source
3. Double check the formatting against the Purdue OWL website, because sometimes this generator makes mistakes




Zotero is a free, easy-to-use tool to help you collect, organize, cite, and share research.

Mendeley - Reference Management Software

Mendeley is a free reference manager and an academic social network. Manage your research, showcase your work, connect and collaborate with over five million researchers worldwide.




A free Endnote account can be a helpful way to organize your sources and create your works cited page.