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Engineering Management

Links to databases for management in an engineering context. Also helpful for strategic innovation, project management, teamwork, and related concerns in the engineering field.

Welcome!

Welcome to the Engineering Management Subject Guide. We've designed this guide to help with various courses in your program.

Click on the buttons on the left to see the library's resources for specific needs.

Below to are some basic research tips

If you need more help, contact:

  • The Harrisburg Engineering Librarian, Bernadette Lear, BAL19@psu.edu , 
  • The Harrisburg Business Librarian, Emily Mross, ELM43@psu.edu , or 
  • The Great Valley Librarian, Billie Walker, BEW11@psu.edu

ENGMT Search Tips

In Compendex and other databases, start with the "thesaurus" to explore recommended wording for your search. For instance, the accepted terminology is not "engineering management" but simply "management."

Along with "management," Compendex's thesaurus recommends narrower keywords such as:

  • Decision making
  • Innovation
  • Logistics
  • Personnel
  • Planning
  • Project management
  • Quality assurance
  • ... and other phrases. 

In addition, some business databases allow you to search by code numbers pertaining to a certain industry or company. Check a database's "Advanced Search" to see if it allows you to search by:

  • NAICS -- North American Industry Classification System -- a code for U.S. industries. To find the NAICS code for your industry, check the U.S. Census Bureau's NAICS lookup site.
  • Stock Symbol or Ticker -- an abbreviation for a company's name, used on stock exchanges. To look up a stock symbol, see MarketWatch's lookup site.