For engineering design projects, it is critical to make sure you fully understand the problem before you create a solution. The goal here is to clarify the context you are designing for, and to make sure that you thoroughly explore existing solutions ("prior art") and current research.
If you've taken Lib 160 already, you'll have explored a few resources for finding scholarly information. Those resources may prove useful for you now, but you'll have to go beyond Google Scholar and Academic Search Premier to ensure that you're getting the full picture. You'll want to expand your search beyond articles:
Each page in this section of the guide will give you some tips for finding a particular type of information, as well as a few recommended links where you can try out those strategies. If you are having trouble finding information relevant to your project, please contact your librarian as soon as possible.