Engineering Management Fall 2013

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Engineering Management Fall 2013

  1. 1. Library Resources and Servicesfor Effective Research University Libra Engineering and Architec American University of Be September 28, 2
  2. 2. • Khaled Noubani –Engineering Librarian Engineering Library – Ext: 2630 Email: kn07@aub.edu.lb
  3. 3. Services• Formatting and Submitting Thesis• Document Delivery Services(DDS)• Reserving a Carrel• Researching/Finding Material• Organizing what you collect/Keeping current
  4. 4. Services
  5. 5. Important dates
  6. 6. Researching/Finding Material
  7. 7. Analyzing Research Topic 1. Identify concepts/keywords construction project success AND project management success Concept 1 Concept 2 2. Think of alternative terms • Construct project • Project evaluation • Design/build project • Project quality 3. Devise your search strategy “construction project” AND (project evaluation OR project quality) (construct* project OR build* project) AND “project management success” use quotation marks to retrieve exact phrases, Use boolean operators (AND, OR, NOT), 10 use * to retrieve keyword variations and/or British and Americanspelling
  8. 8. Use Catalog toSearch for books,eBooks, & projects Use quotes when searching for exact phrases
  9. 9. Ebook E-ThesisPrint book
  10. 10. Ethesis can be accessedOnline and downloaded On Campus only
  11. 11. Ebooks databases
  12. 12. From hereYou can search allEbooks databases
  13. 13. Newspapers areimportant sourceson local, nationaland internationalprojects andcompanies
  14. 14. Core DatabasesTitle Subject Coverage AvailabilityABI/Inform Global Business 1971- full-textBusiness Source Premier Selected Full- Business TextINFORMS PubsOnLine Business/Engineering 1952- Full-TextEmerald Full text Business/Engineering 1988- Full-TextKompass Business/Economics current Full-Text
  15. 15. General DatabasesTitle Subject Coverage AvailabilityElsevier ScienceDirect General 1997- Full-Text Citations,Scopus General 1960- AbstractsAcademic Search Premier General 1975- Full-Text
  16. 16. Use search all to find print books,Ebooks, & articles From all databases
  17. 17. Core Databases
  18. 18. Use quotes when searching for exact phrases
  19. 19. Notewe are using advanced Search, OR to find alternative * Keywords in the title, to find keyword variations(e.g. construct, construction, constructing)
  20. 20. Finding More References
  21. 21. ` Cited By databases
  22. 22. Cited BySearching Using Scopus
  23. 23. Select Cited by to organize byhighly cited first
  24. 24. Organized bycitation number
  25. 25. Cited BySearching Using WOSSearching for A specific author
  26. 26. Cited By Searching Using Google Scholar Click Hereto do exact phrasesearching in the titleto retrieve relevant results
  27. 27. Other Sources
  28. 28. Not allPhD dissertations are available in full text
  29. 29. Use Google advanced search and limit to PDFto retrieve reliable reports and conference articles
  30. 30. You can import citations from GoogleScholar and all databasesand arrange them in folders and do the References according to style (ASCE,IEEE, ASME, APA,…)
  31. 31. Keep updated through E-mail Alerts • Table of Contents Alert • Saved Searches Alert • Standards Alert • Google Scholar Alert
  32. 32. Table of contents alerts
  33. 33. Saved searches alertYou create an account first and then you Can set search alerts to receive newContent whenever added to the database
  34. 34. Standards alerts
  35. 35. Google Scholar alertsIf you have agmail accountyou will receivedaily, weekly ormonthly emailsnotifying you ofnew articlesadded basedon your searchalert youcreated.
  36. 36. Important Links
  37. 37. Contact Me AT:Engineering Library – Ext: 2630Email: kn07@aub.edu.lbWorking Hours:Monday-Friday: 8:00am-5:00pm

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