Keywords To Search
industrial project management
PMO/Project Management Office
Here are some keywords arranged by category; it is not a complete list; some keywords can fit into more than one category:
project life cycle
or organizational communication
critical path (method)
quality time risk
earned value management
human resource management
Monte Carlo simulation
project management tools
project procurement management
tools for project management
earned value management
performance based assessment
problem solvingproject quality management
work breakdown structures
value analysis (EVA)
USEFUL TERMS to ADD:
polls & surveys
Use the Factiva database to read the most current business information.
Enter the search hd= followed by your search terms.
Hd stands for headline; you will will searching for the keywords in the headline.
Example: hd=project management processes.
A-Z Guide to All Library Databases to Find Books and Articles
This Project Management Guide has been created to help BIT 561-564 and Capstone students find the best library and web resoures for their research.
The Project Management Institute lists at least 5 process areas for study:
1. Project initiating
2. Project Planning
3. Project Executing
4. Project Monitoring and Closing
5. Project Closing
PROQUEST ABI/INFORM COMPLETE DATABASE:
A good database to start with is ProQuest ABI/Inform Complete, which is very user friendly.
Here are some possible search strategies to limit your results using two-letter indexes such as su (subject) and ti (title). Enter these searches in the basic search box.
su(project management) and ti(work breakdown structures)
su searches for project management as a subject;
ti(work breakdown structures) searches for those words in the title.
In this example, combining the su and ti means you are searching for project management in the subject field and work breakdown structures in the title.
Don't be afraid to experiment. Compare these search strategies:
ti(program management) and ti(scheduling) with su(program management) and su(scheduling)
If you find, you are not getting the search results you want, try enclosing the search terms in quotation marks:
Example: ti("project life cycle")
Example: ti("project quality management")
Depending on your focus, other possible terms to search are
monte carlo simulation (method)
project management maturity (model)
"to-complete performance index"
EBSCO BUSINESS SOURCE ELITE DATABASE
To narrow your results in EBSCO, use index abbreviations like TI (for title) or SU (for subject). Be sure to capitalize.
Example of one subject term search: SU project finance. (You will want to add additional search terms to narrow your results).
Example of two subject terms: SU project management and SU budgets
Example of a search for keywords in the title: TI monte carlo simulation.
Example of a search in the title and subject fields: TI project management maturity and SU project evaluation
Use JSTOR when you find to find scholarly and peer-reviewed articles on a number of business topics. JSTOR includes the MIS Quarterly Journal and the Journal of Operational Research Society to name a few. One way to search is to select Advanced Search from the Search menu, enter "project management" and choose item title from the drop-down menu. A search on project management will bring up an enormous number of hits so you would want to use the advanced search and use more specific keywords for your search.
Possible search strategies that appear at the top of your screen would look like this:
ti: (project planning)
ti:(project development time)
ti: (project evaluation)
ti:(Monte Carlo simulation)
ti: (project completion)
ti:(project termination) or ti: (project abandonment)
ti:(project management: a study in organizational conflict)
Use Faulkner's Advisory for IT Studies (FAITS) database and Faulkner's Security Management Practices to find reports on topics such as
planning and scheduling
IT project risk management
Enter project management into the search box.
The database uses both project management and industrial project management as subject terms.
Click the Search now link under Articles Search. Enter either project management or industrial project management to search by subject.
To search by keywords, choose keyword from the drop-down menu for Search Type.
Enter your search terms.
Example: project management and performance evaluation.
Example: project management execution
Example: project management implementation
Example: project management office (PMO)
Try any of the other keywords listed in the left side of the page.
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