Skip to Main Content

MGT 6318: Strategic Management

Library Walk Through

Discover Search

Discover Search Explained

Simultaneously searches most of our databases, including Web of Science and ebook collection, plus the library catalog. Note:

  • Watch dates on sources carefully - use limiters of needed.
  • Choices to refine search results are to the left of the results list
  • May select Scholarly (Peer reviewed) journals. This is at the publication level - evaluate the item you intend to use.
  • Full text may be via PDF, the Link Source link, or the Full-Text link.
  • If not available in print or electronically, use Interlibrary Loan.

Search Strategies

Boolean Operators are words and symbols that group keywords in specific ways.

  • Group keywords together with quotation marks to search as an exact phrase. Example: “alfred hitchcock”
  • Use AND to combine several keywords or phrases. Example: “opening credits”  AND typography
  • Use OR to search for information about one term, and also articles about another term. Example: film OR cinema
  • Use the asterisk * if you want to search multiple iterations of a keyword. Example: sequenc* = sequence, sequences, sequencing

Use the SIFT method to evaluate online resources.

SIFT graphic by Mike Caulfield licensed under CC BY 4.0 

Watch the videos below to learn more about the SIFT method.