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Subject Librarian:

Caroline Lilyard

This subject covers: support material for the University of Minnesota's Department of Supply Chain and Operations.

Article Databases and Indexes

Academic or Scholarly Articles Subject Indexes

Business Source Premier database includes both scholarly journals and periodicals for practitioners. Locate full-text coverage to more than 2,800 journals in business, economics, manufacturing, production and operations management. Coverage dates vary by title. Selected Datamonitor company reports and EIU country documents are also available.

Provides extensive indexing of scholarly and technical periodicals, conference proceedings, and report literature in all engineering disciplines including applied physics, electronics, materials science, and related fields in science and management. Indexes nearly 3000 sources worldwide.

To gain off-campus access to articles from library journal subscriptions, change the Library Settings to University of Minnesota Twin Cities in Google Scholar (see this tutorial) Use Google Scholar to find articles from academic publishers, professional societies, research institutes, and scholarly repositories from colleges and universities. Look for the "FindIt@U of M Twin Cities" links in your Google Scholar search results to access library subscriptions. Learn more: Google Scholar FAQ

SAGE Research Methods Online (SRMO) is a tool designed to help you create research projects and understand the methods behind them. SRMO's new taxonomy of over 1,400 unique methods terms links to authoritative content, including: Over 600 books; Dictionaries, encyclopedias, and handbooks; The entire "Little Green Book" and "Little Blue Book" series; Two major works collating a selection of journal articles; a small selection of video tutorials and video definitions pertaining to a specific research method chosen by the editors.

An abstract and citation database with a single search platform searching content from ScienceDirect, Scopus, SciTopics, and relevant Web content.

Social Science Research Network (SSRN) is devoted to the rapid worldwide dissemination of social science research and is composed of a number of specialized research networks in each of the social sciences. The SSRN eLibrary consists of two parts: an Abstract Database containing abstracts on over 197,700 scholarly working papers and forthcoming papers (preprints) and an Electronic Paper Collection containing downloadable full text documents in Adobe Acrobat pdf format. SSRN was acquired by Elsevier in 2016.

The Web of Science is the Web interface for institutional sitewide access to the ISI Citation products which cover over 8,000 international journals in the sciences, social sciences, and the arts and humanities. Titles of the print equivalent are: Arts and Humanities Citation Index, Social Sciences Citation Index, and Science Citation Index. Basic truncation symbol is the asterisk: *.

Indexes, Other

Index from the Juran Center at the Carlson School of Management. Search for scholarly and professional literature found in journals, magazines, books, and other publications covering all aspect of quality and performance improvement.

General Reference Sources


Chapters on understanding global supply chains, managing functions, resource management, managing relations,and security.

Overviews of theories and applications of operations research and management science. Topics include optimization, data mining, decision analysis, linear programming, financial applications, game theory, heuristics, industrial applications, health care, qualitative analysis, queueing theory, reliability, retail and service applications, risk analysis, simulation modeling, stochastic processes, supply chain management, transportation and warehousing systems.

Internet Resources

Electronic Books

Research on information systems, operations research and management science from Springer Publishing.

Electronic Texts

Periodical and Newspaper subscriptions

Electronic Journal Collections

Search the abstracts or titles of 1800 scientific and social science journals from Elsevier Science. Access to the full text of articles is available for those journals subscribed to by the University of Minnesota.

Online journals, e-books, conference proceedings, and reference titles from Springer Publishing. Covers many disciplines with separate collections for architecture and design, behavioral Science, biomedical and life sciences, business and economics, chemistry and materials sciences, computer science and information technology, environmental sciences, engineering, humanities, social sciences. law, mathematics and statistics, medicine, operational research, physics and astronomy.

Journal Titles

News Sources

Issues of this magazine from the Institute for Operations Research are located in the Wilson Library. The web site allows for free access to recent issues.

Societies, Agencies, and Organizations

Trade & Professional Associations

The Association for Operations Management compiles a list of prominent organizations that sponsor research on manufacturing, operations, and supply chains.

Career development resources for supply chain management professionals.

INFORMS publishes 14 journals on topics in industrial engineering. Twelve are indexed in (and can be searched for using) Web of Science and Business Source Premier. INFORMS Transactions on Education is indexed in PsycINFO.

Supply management association that certifies the industry, conducts research, and sponsors promotional and educational activities including career support. Publisher of the Journal of Supply Chain Management,Inside Supply Chain Management and the the ISM Report on Business which tracks the Manufacturing Production Index and the Non-Manufacturing Activity Index. ISM offers study materials and professional support for the supply chain industry.

Library Information

Business Reference Service

Wilson Library
West Bank, Minneapolis Campus