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What's in this Guide

  • Keyword and citation SEARCH tips with short instructional videos.
  • Relevant databases from ChemEng Subject Guide. (Tab links to this guide).
  • FAQ - questions asked in the face to face workshops. I will add anything you like.
  • How to read a journal article, writing and presenting help.

Contact me anytime. Anne Fullerton, ChemEng Libarian



  Search Tips

KEYWORDS can make or break a SEARCH in any database. Here are some tips:

      Say you are researching which frying oils make the best tasting potato chips.

      Narrow / focus your search by combining 2-3 relevant keywords using AND

            oils  AND  potato chips  AND  taste

DATABASE search with additional keywords: (sesame OR canola)  AND  “potato chip*“  AND  (taste or flavour)

         OR combines similar terms

        The * gives you alternate word endings - chip, chips      "     "  indicates a phrase. Words are searched together. 

In Primo (BOOK, eBook search) a broader search can be better. e.g.

        Nothing on potato chip production? Try search term Potato Chips. Or a broader term: Snack foods.

RELEVANCE sort your results (like Google Scholar). Library databases default sort is by date. Change it to relevance. Results at the top of the results list will match your search terms.

CITATIONS / Cited By  Another way to locate relevant articles (Scopus, Google Scholar etc).  more details 


Review Articles save you time.

REVIEW ARTICLES – summarize relevant research on a topic. They are written by leaders in the research area and are published in journals or book series. e.g. Annual Reviews in…

Add the word Review to your search. You may need a broader search.

      oils   AND  potato chips  AND   review



Get the Full Text Articles.

  Get It @ Waterloo link Links to full text articles which we own. Found in all databases (including Google Scholar). Now includes a link to RACER so you can order articles we don't own.

  Research Databases - Top Choices


  • Google Scholar - advanced search
    As GS searches full text of articles etc., use the features from the advanced search to focus your results.
    If you don't see Get It @ Waterloo or Import into RefWorks, go to Scholar Preferences and search waterloo in Library Links. If you have a gmail account, the information is saved for you.
  • Scopus
    Multidisciplinary. Covers journals, quality web sources, and patents. Cited reference searching. Covers 1996 - present.
  • Web of Science
    Engineering, medical, physical & natural sciences, and engineering. Journals and some conferences indexed. Citation searching feature. Coverage 1900-present.

Citation Links in these Databases

Articles that cite your article can be relevant to your research. Discover how a known idea or innovation has been confirmed, applied, improved, extended, or corrected. Search forward in the research literature.

Databases which include citation searching:

Web of Science    Scopus     Google Scholar


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