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Engineering Science

A library research guide for Engineering Science.

What is Impact Factor?

Impact factor is a statistical measure of a journal's influence on the greater research community. Generally speaking, it is the average number of times a journal's articles are cited over a two-year periodImpact factor is used to inform library decisions about which journals to purchase; to evaluate researchers; and to help researchers decide which journals to submit articles to. For more information about impact factor, check out the following select links:

High Impact Journals

The following select engineering science journals had high ranking Impact Factors in the 2011 SJR report. The links will take you to the online resources available through the SSU Library.

Library Journal Title Search

Search periodicals by title, e.g. Journal of Social Psychology

If we don't have what you need, order it using Interlibrary Loan.

Essential Databases

How do I get articles from Google Scholar?

Google Scholar screenshot showing the location of the Settings link

Do you use Google Scholar? Make it more effective by linking it to the Library and gaining access to our subscriptions. 

Go to Google Scholar. Click on Settings, then Library Links in the left-hand column. Type in "Sonoma State University," check the box next to Sonoma State University, and save. Your search results will now include a Find It@SSU link. Click on Find It for full-text articles available from the SSU Library.