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Building & Construction Capstones & Senior Projects: Your Project

Scholarly articles, citations, statistics for the BCM, BSD, BRM, etc.

Your Assignment

You will be doing a semester-long research project for your capstone. You will most likely be looking for the following kinds of resources:

  • Scholarly or research articles from professional journals
  • Data or statistics
  • Papers, presentations or information from national professional organizations

In order to find these kinds of resources, you'll need to use every available resource at hand: the Internet, Google, library databases, people in the field and possibly even consulting your librarian. This guide will give you a good starting place to find most of this information.

Where to Start

WhyYou can start with any of the pages in this guide, but it is often helpful to start searching a database, whether it is ProQuest or Google.  Why?

Because there are so many articles found in these resources (think millions and millions), you are likely to 1) find something on your topic, 2) find something that can lead you to more resources, 3)find  the industry or commonly-used terms or keywords for your topic, and 4) it's a place to start.

If you are not sure where to go first, you can go to the Find Articles tab and use ProQuest as a starting point.