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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.