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IEE 594: Industrial Engineering Graduate Seminar : The Process

Introduction to the ASU Library and literature searching.

The process, step-by-step

  1. Prepare your tool kit

  2. Determine the topic and search strategy

  3. Determine the appropriate type of information needed and what resources will find this information

  4. Use your search strategy in the appropriate resources

  5. Examine the results and look for:
    • Other terminology used by the authors
    • Subjects (subject headings, descriptors, control vocabulary, thesaurus) used by the resource

  6. Export appropriate citations to RefWorks

  7. Refine the search strategy using terminology from the authors and the database and repeat steps 4-6

  8. For the best articles track citations forwards and backwards

  9. Set up alerts/feeds for appropriate resources


Continue on to the next section "Your Tool Box"

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Sam Dyal
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Downtown Phoenix Campus

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