Western Libraries

Library support for MME4419/4499 and ES3399 (formerly MME 3399)

Designing Search Strategies

  • Select keywords from your research topic
  • Find synonyms or related terms for each of the keyword you identified above
  • Use Boolean operators (AND, OR) to connect your keyword; Combine concepts using AND, and combine alternate terms within a concept using OR
  • Select search tools (library catalogue, databases, etc.)
  • Conduct your search
  • Review your search results and revise your search if necessary

You can use the Search Strategy Worksheet below to help you develop your search strategies.

Finding information for your MME4419/4499 and ES3399 assignments

This page contains information and links to resources useful for students in MME4419, MME4499 and ES3399 working on their projects.


Background information and basic theory:

Business and policy articles and trade publications:

Summaries and analysis of research done to date (review articles):

Note: you can limit your search to treatment type of General Review or Literature Review on the main search interface before searching.

Note: You can limit search results by setting Document type = Review on the search results page.

Peer-reviewed academic journal articles:

Access the full text of articles

  • Click at the Get it @ Western button to try to get fulltext online. If Get it @ Western doesn't get you fulltext, search the library catalogue's holdings by Journal Title.
  • If the journal issue or conference proceeding isn't in the library catalogue, search for it on the web. You may be able to get it for free.
  • If all else fails, order the article through InterLibrary Loan (RACER) (free for most items for Western users).
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