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Electrical Engineering: Home

This guide provides a set of resources, available through the CCNY's Library for beginning research in electrical engineering. This list is not exhaustive or comprehensive. Visit our home page for additional resources.



 What Is Electrical Engineering?


Electrical engineers design, develop, and test electrical equipment. The broad field of electrical engineering involves working with all manners of electronic devices, from pocket calculators to supercomputers. Often overlapping with computer engineering, a college degree in electrical engineering can open up the door to a technical career in almost any industry. Since technology is always changing and expanding, the need for electrical engineers is always growing.



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Department of Energy (DOE) Promotes Public Access to Scientific Publications Resulting from DOE-Funded Research

In August 2014, the Department of Energy (DOE) launched the DOE Public Access Gateway for Energy and ScienceBeta (DOE PAGESBeta), a web-based portal designed to provide free public access to peer-reviewed accepted manuscripts or published scientific journal articles resulting from DOE-funded research within 12 months of publication.  DOE PAGESBeta represents DOE’s response to a February 2013 White House Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP) memorandum calling on federal agencies to develop and implement plans to provide public access to the results of research they fund, and it leverages DOE’s long-established infrastructure and systems for managing scientific and technical information (STI). 

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