This subject guide will assist you in finding books, journal articles, and websites, as well as assist you in developing your research skills.
The research process
- Get background information from handbooks, encyclopedias, dictionaries
- Once your topic is narrowly defined, select databases to find specific articles that have been published in journals
- Look for films and images as non-literary forms of representation
- Find books on your topic to gain greater depth and understanding
- examples: Library research
- Write down or store all the references you have consulted to include them in the bibliography of your research paper
- examples: Mendeley,
- Begin by defining exactly what you are searching for
- Select the keywords/synonyms/antonyms in your topic
- Be specific when determining keywords/synonyms/antonyms and terms to search
- Use the advanced interface of electronic databases and Internet search engines to help narrow your search
- Limit results in electronic databases to full-text or peer reviewed journals only
- Use Boolean Operators to connect search terms by understanding how search engines operate
- Google search secrets [electronic resource] / Christa Burns and Michael P. Sauers
- Take notes during your research to keep track of where you have been, keywords searched, what worked and what didn't, etc.
Sources of Information
Publication Cycle: to find primary and secondary sources of information, use tertiary sources of information: dictionaries, encyclopedias, handbooks. When a researcher publishes material, they follow the cycle clockwise. To find primary and secondary sources, follow the cycle anti clockwise.
Library of Congress Subject Headings (LCSH) use controlled vocabulary to access and express the subject content of documents. Technological innovations -- Management as a discipline has been divided into the following subjects or research areas. This is a searchable index. Click on a link below to display the Library's holdings in this area:
- Add keywords
- Use the filters on the left of the resulting screen
Typical filters are Available Online and Peer Reviewed Journals
- Business communication--Technological innovations
- Business enterprises--Computer networks--Technological innovations
- Business enterprises--Technological innovations
- Business logistics--Technological innovations
- Business--Technological innovations
- Design -- Management Processes -- Engineering
- Digital divide
- Engineering--Technological innovations
- Labor supply--Effect of technological innovations on
- Labor supply--Effect of technological innovations on--Econometric models
- Labor supply--Effect of technological innovations on--Mathematical models
- Project Management -- Engineering
- Technological innovations
- Technological innovations--Business Enterprises
- Technological innovations--Economic Aspects
- Technological innovations--Government Policy
- Technological innovations--Management
- Technological innovations--Small Business
- Technological innovations--Social Aspects
- Telecommunication -- Technological innovations
- OMNI: the Carleton University Library search portal. Please see Help With Using Omni
Databases tagged 'Engineering and Design'
Databases by Type
Other Suggested Databases:
- ACM Digital Library: All articles and other documents published by the Association for Computing Machinery.
- Google Scholar: Google Scholar provides access to scholarly literature from many disciplines and sources. Indexes peer reviewed articles, theses, books, abstracts and court opinions, from academic publishers, professional societies, online repositories, universities and other websites.
- Business Source Complete: Business Source Complete is a scholarly business database. It provides full-text access as well as indexing and abstracting for journals dating back as far as 1886. PEER REVIEWED
- Dissertations and Theses Global: ProQuest Dissertations & Theses Global is a comprehensive collection of dissertations and theses from around the world, spanning from 1743 to the present. PQDT Global includes theses from Great Britain and Ireland.
- EIU.com: Provides economic information and profiles on countries from around the world.
- IEEE Xplore Digital Library: Provides access to the technical literature in electrical engineering, computer science, and electronics.
- Science.gov: Science.gov is a gateway to government science information and research results.
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