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This subject covers the application of engineering principles and techniques of scientific management to the maintenance of a high level of productivity at optimum cost in industrial enterprises. (Definition from Britannica Online.)

Article Databases and Indexes

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Includes both scholarly journals and periodicals for practitioners. Locate full-text coverage to more than 2,800 journals in business, economics, political science and public administration.

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

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Search within a comprehensive interdisciplinary collection of journal article citations. Subjects generally covered are within Science and technology, arts and humanities, and social sciences . Use the citation web to find articles and journals with the most impact. Coverage runs from 1975 to the present. Find help on their website.

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Academic or Scholarly Articles Subject Indexes

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.

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Provides a comprehensive, timely survey of recent work relating to public health, safety, and industrial hygiene. Indexes articles on workplace safety and human factors.

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InformeDesign ( is a research and communication tool for designers of the built environment, such as interior designers, architects, landscape architects, and graphic designers. It contains a database of Research Summaries about design and human behavior research, accessible through either a full-text search or by using the topics listed within the three main categories, Space, Issues, or Occupants. Researchers at the University of Minnesota transform findings from refereed journal articles into research-based design criteria in user-friendly language. spacer spacer Evidence-Based Design is here!

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Covers all areas of psychology--including some Industrial and Systems Engineering topics.

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General Reference Sources


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

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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.

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General Reference Works

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.

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Internet Resources

Electronic Books

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

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Style Manuals and Writing Guides

Bibliography Software

Citation managers are software packages used to create personalized databases of citation information and notes. They allow you to: import and organize citation information from article indexes and other sources save links to pdfs and other documents, and in some cases save the document itself format citations for your papers and bibliographies using APA and many other styles include your own notes

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Library Information

Science and Engineering Library

Walter Library
East Bank, Minneapolis Campus
Circulation: (612) 624-3366; Reference: (612) 624-0224