From your syllabus:
The CECS Department defines a Computer Engineering Senior Project as an extensive project planned and carried out during the senior year of college as the culmination of the school experience. Computer Engineering Senior Design projects require higher-level thinking skills, problem-solving, and creative thinking. They are often interdisciplinary and may require extensive re-search. Projects culminate in a final report and presentation of the project to a panel of people, usually faculty and community mentors, sometimes students, who evaluate the student’s work at the end of the year.
Using library and other information resources can enhance the areas highlighted in yellow.
Information resoures play a very important role in creative and brainstorming process
Using the library's databases and other information resources will assist you in trying to answer these questions especially in the conceptual phase of the design process.