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ECE 4440 / ECE 4991 Dashboard: Welcome


Welcome to the library dashboard for ECE 4440 / ECE 4991. The dashboard provides quick links to the resources you need to succeed in your course. Whether you are online or on-Grounds, UVA Library services and support are available to all students. 

Your Librarian

Your librarian is Erich Purpur.

Each school at UVA is assigned a research librarian. Connect with Erich for help with your assignments. This service is available to all Electrical & Computer Engineering students, and meeting with a librarian early in your research process can help you save time and get a better grade.

Erich can help with: learning how to use the Library online, brainstorming your research topic, developing your search strategy, capstone/thesis/dissertation planning, identifying relevant databases/journals for your literature reviews, tracking down resources, and citation management.  Erich can meet with you in-person or online via Zoom.

Patent Searching

US Patent & Trademark Office

  • The US Patent & Trademark Office (USPTO) is the federal agency which serves as the national patent office and trademark registration authority for the United States

Google Patents

  • Google Patents is a search engine from Google that indexes patents and patent applications

  • Lens serves global patent and scholarly knowledge as a public good to inform science and technology enabled problem solving. No account required.

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Search for academic articles

Academic databases contain peer-reviewed articles, scientific papers, reports, and more. These are the most used databases for your field of study.

Technical Standards

A technical standard is an established norm of requirement. It is a formal document that establishes uniform engineering or technical criteria, methods, processes, and practices.