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Industrial Engineering: Intro

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Search Strategies

Start with a keyword search (see the keyword search tips sheet on the Find Articles page for some suggestions)

  • Start off with a broad search, and use the database facet feature to narrow your results
  • Once you have identified relevant article, "mine" the data to adjust your search, and/or add search terms

Follow up with a specialized search

  • subject search - limit your keyword searches to just the subject field.  Or use the facets on the left side of the screen to select subject terms from a list.
  • cited reference search - once you have found a relevant article, look for newer articles that cite it.  This is only available in the Web of Science Core Collection database.
  • listed references - don't forget to check the reference list at the end of the article to identify articles that the authors consulted.

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