Advanced Manufacturing, Engineering & Applied Science - Fort Wayne

About Articles

Articles are relatively short publications that discuss a subtopic. They may be primary sources reporting original research; or secondary sources, or even tertiary sources reviewing the state of research. Articles are published more quickly than books, and thus represent more current research.

The articles in the databases below are mostly for experts rather than general interest. Trade publications are written by professionals for professionals, but may not be peer-reviewed. Peer-reviewed publications are checked for bias. In databases, you can limit your searching to peer-reviewed articles.

Article Databases

The databases below index, and link to the full text of, articles on advanced manufacturing, engineering, and applied science topics. The recommended journals are accessed in these databases. You will need to select for "peer reviewed" and for "full text."

Searching tips:

  • Use key words, not entire phrases: "How does manufacturing use robots?" contains the key words robots and manufacturing
  • Think of synonyms for terms: repair=maintenance; robots=automation
  • Think of broader or narrower terms: automotive engineering=automobiles design construction (this is the correct subject heading!)
  • Truncate terms to get all forms: robot*=robot, robotic, robots
  • Use AND to narrow a search, for example: emissions AND North America

Science and Engineering Databases

Multi-Disciplinary Databases

Use these databases when your topic crosses several subjects, has applications in different fields, or you are beginning a literature search.