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Business Resources for Engineers

This guide will introduce you to business resources of particular interest to engineers.

Getting Started

Here are some tips to keep in mind as you research:

  • Some databases are better for certain topics than others
  • Use synonyms and any suggested subject terms or keywords
    • i.e. mobile banking, mobile commerce, mobile money, transfer payments
  • Keep in mind the type of source you are looking at. Is it a trade article or scholarly and peer-reviewed? What type of source do you need?
  • Add keywords like "forecast," "market," and "sales" to your search to retrieve more relevant results
  • Start with broad searches and narrow from there
    • i.e. start with "autonomous vehicles" and narrow down to "self-driving cars" to make sure you don't miss something
  • Pay attention to the date something was published. Do you need current information?
    • If you are researching an older technology, you might need to use older print resources. Try PittCat+.

Getting Help

For help using Pitt's business databases or searching for business related information, contact the Business Librarian.

For engineering research assistance, contact the Engineering Librarians.