Navigating Technical Information Sources in Engineering: Standards and Patents | GPLL280


Beyond journal articles, there are other information sources that may be useful for your engineering design project, such as standards and codes, technical reports and white papers, and patents and trademarks. In this workshop, we will look at the characteristics of these technical sources in order to better navigate them when searching and discovering information for your design. There will be discussions about the nature of scholarly sources and the basics of intellectual property. You will get to try out relevant library databases (e.g. CSA OnDemand) and free online tools (e.g. Google Patents) that help you access technical information. This workshop should be of interest to students in engineering and computer science, but all are welcome. 

Learning Objectives

1. Recognize the nature of technical information in terms of their purpose, scope, and availability.
2. Understand the basics of how inventions are patented
3. Search and browse key platforms and databases for technical information

Leaders Information

Chloe Lei is the Teaching & Research Librarian for Engineering & Computer Science at Concordia Library.


Event details

Workshop location


Start date

Tuesday, November 7, 2023

End date

Tuesday, November 7, 2023

Workshop days



From 13:00 to 15:00


Chloe Lei


Basak Tozlu


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Registration deadline

Saturday, November 4, 2023

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