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

Click on the tabs on the left to see the library's resources for specific needs and interests. You will find basic research tips below.

ENGMT Search Tips

In Compendex and other databases, start with the "thesaurus," an option under the "search" link, 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.

Open Educational Resources for Engineers

The American Society for Engineering Education's (ASEE) Engineering Libraries Division (ELD) recently created a wonderful guide for Open Educational Resources (OER) for a wide variety of engineering disciplines. If you are looking for additional resources, free of cost and openly available, please review ASEE's ELD resource page at this link.