Manufacturing: Find articles and papers

Finding Resources

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Library databases -  search tools that index literature such as articles, papers,

reports, books chapters and more. Find full text material, or the reference and abstract only.

Is the article peer reviewed? See the guide How to find peer reviewed journal articles (2 p.)


Need to find scholarly works?

It is important to evaluate the articles/papers you find to make sure they are of a high quality. Sometimes you will be asked to use peer reviewed journal articles. See the following video and brief "How to" guide for help.

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Make a list of key concepts that relate to your topic

Combine these keywords using the search connectors OR, AND

  • OR: combines similar keywords - heat OR energy
  • AND: combines different concepts - stor* AND heat

Use this symbol * to find word variations e.g. stor* will find store, stores, storage...

Use double quotes for phrases "artifical intelligence"

Search example:      heat OR energy
                                  stor* OR battery*

For more help try some of the short Library guides below: