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     1Engineers and scientist often have to filter through an enormous amount of information to turn a concept into a working design- in other words research.  This page provides list of example resources with a focus on the type of resources that are available and relevant to the design process, and most importantly how to access those resources.
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     3==  Relevant Design Information ==
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     5Existing designs, vendors, manufacturers, information websites, datasheets, videos, patents, industry standards, books, magazines, journals, research papers, conference proceedings, dissertations, reports, regulatory documents, software, application notes, application briefs, reference designs, articles, and people are some of the places one can find information that might be relevant to a design.  All of these possibilities can be slightly overwhelming. One way to cope with the availability of so much information is to break your design research into the following different categories.
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     7==== Research Categories: ====
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     13===  Information Sources  ===
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     15Actual sources of information often cover more than one of the categories listed above, and there is a lot informational overlap between these sources which can make locating the right bit a knowledge challenging. The list below is intended to highlight various types of informational resources that an engineer can call upon in their quest for knowledge. This is accomplished by showing a decent example resources. It is by no means an attempt to be an exhaustive list of resources. 
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     17* ''''Libraries'''
     18 * [http://www.bu.edu/library/research/connecting.html BU eResources]
     19 * [http://www.lib.neu.edu/online_research/ NEU eResources]
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     21* ''''Patents'''
     22 * [http://patft.uspto.gov/ US Patent and Trademark Office]
     23 * [http://www.google.com/patents Google patents search engine]
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     25* ''''Industry Standards, Trade Organizations, and Regulatory'''
     26 * [http://www.bu.edu/library/guides/standards.html BU Library Standards Research Guide]
     27 * [http://www.ipc.org/ IPC]
     28 * [http://www.ieee.org/ IEEE]
     29 * [http://www.nema.org/ NEMA]
     30 * [http://www.ansi.org/ ANSI]
     31 * [http://www.nist.gov/index.html NIST]
     32 * [http://ec-central.org/ ECA]
     33 * [http://www.tiaonline.org/ TIA]
     34 * [http://www.ce.org/ CEA]
     35 * [http://www.geia.org/ GEIA]
     36 * [http://www.itaa.org/ ITAA]
     37 * [http://www.aeanet.org/ AeA]
     38 * [http://www.jedec.org/ JEDEC]
     39 * [http://www.asme.org/ ASME]
     40 * [http://www.ul.com UL]
     41 * [http://www.inemi.org/ iNEMI]
     42 * [http://www.iec.ch/ IEC]
     43 * [http://www.osha.gov/ OSHA]
     44 * [http://aspe.hhs.gov/sp/NHII/standards.html Technology and Standards for Health Care]
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     46* ''''Reference and E-book Collections'''
     47 * [http://www.engnetbase.com.ezproxy.bu.edu/ejournals/categories/default.asp ENGnetBASE]
     48 * [http://www.springerlink.com/content/105633 Lecture Notes in Computer Science]
     49 * [http://proquest.safaribooksonline.com.ezproxy.bu.edu/?uicode=bu Safari Books Online]
     50 * [http://www.knovel.com/ Knovel]
     51 * [http://books.google.com/ Google Book Search]
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     53* ''''Industry Published Information'''
     54 * [http://www.national.com/analog/design National Semiconductor]
     55  * [http://www.national.com/analog/documents/guides Document Library]
     56 * [http://www.analog.com/en/technical-documentation/resources/index.html Analog Devices]
     57  * [http://www.analog.com/library/analogDialogue/technical_books.html Technical Books]
     58 * [http://www.ti.com/home_d_allsupport Texas Instruments]
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     60* ''''Informational Websites'''
     61 * [http://www.allaboutcircuits.com/ All About Circuits]
     62 * [http://www.efunda.com/ eFunda]
     63 * [http://www.rfcafe.com/ RF Cafe]
     64 * [http://www.engineersedge.com/ Engineers Edge]
     65 * [http://www.wolframalpha.com WolframAlpha]
     66 * [http://www.thomasnet.com/articles/ ThomasNet Need-To-Know Guides]
     67 * [http://www.inventables.com/ Inventables]
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     69* ''''University Course Websites'''
     70 * [http://ocw.mit.edu/OcwWeb/web/home/home/index.htm MITOPENCOURSEWARE]
     71 * [http://www.courses.fas.harvard.edu/~phys123/ Physics 123: Laboratory Electronics: Analog and Digital Circuit Design ]
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     73* ''''Journals, Articles, Research Papers, Conference Proceedings, Etc.'''
     74 * [http://www.bu.edu/library/guides/ece.html BU Electrical & Computer Engineering Research Guide]
     75 * [http://scholar.google.com/ Google Scholar]
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     77* ''''Magazines'''
     78 * [http://www.eetimes.com/ EE Times]
     79 * [http://www.edn.com/ Electronics Design News]
     80 * [http://www.embedded.com/ Embedded]
     81 * [http://www.arrl.org/qst/ QST Magazine]
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     83* ''''Parts Search Engines'''
     84 * [http://www.globalspec.com/ GlobalSpec]
     85 * [http://www.thomasnet.com/ ThomasNet®]
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     87* ''''Vendors'''
     88 * [http://ohm.bu.edu/cgi-bin/edf/Procurement (see Procurement)]
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     90* ''''Web Forums'''
     91
     92* ''''Consultants'''
     93
     94* ''''Industry Trade Shows and Conferences'''
     95 * [http://www.tradechakra.com/events/boston-united-states/index.php Boston Events]
     96 * [http://www.tsnn.com TSNN]
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     98===  How to Stay Current with Technology  ===
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     100* RSS
     101* Mailing Lists
     102* Industry Magazines
     103* Etc.
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