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Industrial and Manufacturing Systems 8087

Library Tools for Literature Searching

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IMSE Graduate Seminar - Features and Services

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All graduate students:



  • Electronic books (Ebrary)
  • MERLIN – University of Missouri campuses
  • MOBIUS – Over 50 academic libraries in the state of Missouri
  • Request Function / Renewal option / View your own record / Reading History
  • Interlibrary Loan (ILL@MU) – Borrow books from other libraries across the country.



  1. Select and Search an index or database
  2. Browse through Subject Guides 


Engineering Databases

  • Compendex   
  • Google Scholar
  • TRD: Technology Research Database
  • ACM Digital Library
  • IEEE Xplore
  • Thomas Register of American Manufacturers


Business Databases

  • ABI/Inform (ProQuest)  *
    • Use "quotation marks" to search for exact phrases.

    • 2 word queries (such as computer simulation) are searched as an exact phrase by default.

    • 3 word queries (such as supply chain management) are searched as words that need to appear in proximity to each other by default.

  • Business Source Premier
  • Business & Company Resource Center 
  • Thomas Register of American Manufacturers
  • Factiva (Dow-Jones) 
    • Use their navigational tools

    • EXIT button

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