In Compendex and other databases, start by exploring recommended wording for your search. Look for options labeled "thesaurus," "controlled term," or "indexes." For example, the standard terminology for engineering management in Compendex is simply management.
Along with "management," Compendex's thesaurus recommends narrower keywords such as:
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
Once you find the citation, try the button to see if Penn State has the electronic or print version of the article you need. If the electronic version is available, it will appear as the first link on the Get it! menu. If the article is not available electronically, click on The CAT link to automatically search our catalog and see if Penn State has a print copy. If no other copy is available, you use the InterLibrary Loan (ILL) link to request it from another library. ILL will get a copy of the article for you, typically at no cost; articles usually arrive within a week, often in as few as 2-3 days. Watch your PSU email for notification and further instructions.
Check out the subject-specific library research guides listed below for additional resources.
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