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Concrete Industry Management

This guide was created to support research in Concrete Industry Management. For more general Engineering Technology resources, visit the Engineering & Engineering Technology guide linked below.

Search Tools


  • Use quotation marks to search for phrases - "endangered birds" will bring back results that have that phrase.
  • Use an asterisk to get all words with a single root within results - type creat* and results will include create, creating, creators, creation, creatures, etc.

Interlibrary Loan

Combine Keywords

Research Databases do not work like Google!

You can't just type in your question. can combine keywords into a "question" that the database will understand.  Using AND, OR, NOT between search terms will make your search waaaaay more precise.

  • AND between two keywords will bring back less results - only those that have both keywords.
  • OR between two keywords will bring back more results - all those articles that have either keywords.
  • NOT between two keywords will bring back less results - articles with the first keyword, but not the second keyword.

Search String Example do you use AND, OR, and NOT while searching?

  • Click on "Advanced Search" under the Start Your Research search bar on the main library webpage.
  • Put in your keywords like this:

Image of advanced search: demons AND dreams AND teenagers OR adolescents

  • Not getting enough results?  Remove one of your search terms.  Or watch the video below for more help.

Search Tips

One Perfect Source?