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* Engineering Management General Resources: Finding Articles

Tools for academic research in the discipline of Engineering Management at Western New England University.

 Tips for Searching Databases

When searching databases, you'll need to have your search terms already picked out (no full sentences).

Search connectors are one of the advantages of using databases. Using advanced search, combine search terms (key words or phrases) with almost any combination of these connectors:

  • AND narrows your search (results discuss your search terms in context with each other)
  • OR broadens your search (results discuss the search terms in any context)
  • NOT excludes the search term that follows it

Truncation is the act of ending a search term with an asterisk at the point in the word where it could branch off into different endings ("psych*" instead of "psychology, psychologist, psychological," etc.). This tells the database to come up with results that have multiple endings for one root word. Truncation is a good way to broaden results.

When searching for phrases or names, it helps to put them in quotation marks (i.e., "Planned Parenthood," "climate change").

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