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Professional Master's in Applied Systems Engineering (PMASE). Library Guide. PMASE ASE 6001

Library guide: Professional Master's in Applied Systems Engineering (PMASE). PMASE ASE 6001

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Distance Learners. Borrowing books and PDFs. "Other Distance Learners"

  • Interlibrary Loan (ILL) and ILLiad request form. Request materials not owned/licensed by the Georgia Tech Library (photocopies and book loans). For Georgia Tech students and faculty/staff
  • Interlibrary Loan and ILLiad FAQ.
  • ILLiad/ILL questions? Contact, or 404-894-3989.Hours: 8am-4pm, Monday-Friday
  • Help for Distance Learners"Material Delivery" -- "Other Distance Learners
    • The Document Delivery service delivers books (to US locations only) and copies of articles from the Georgia Tech Library's collection. Books are sent directly to the requester by UPS and should be returned by UPS or a similar service. Copies are sent directly to the requester’s ILLiad account. There is no charge for this service.
    • Interlibrary Loan service obtains materials not owned by the Georgia Tech Library from other libraries or commercial suppliers. Books are sent directly to the requester (to U. S. locations only) by UPS and should be returned by UPS or a similar service (NOTE: Students are responsible for their own return shipping fees for books, which must be returned via trackable means). Copies of articles are sent directly to the requester’s ILLiad account. The Library subsidizes ILL requests up to $25.00 per item. You will be notified prior to ordering if charges exceed that amount.
    • All distance learners requests should be input using the ILLiad online interlibrary loan system.  When you register with ILLiad, you must specify your STATUS as Distance Ed.
  • ILLiad "Status" is "Distance Ed" (distance education). ILLIad "Department" -- "Distance Other” (for PMASE).

Citation management software. Citation styles. Cited references. Literature reviews. Research methods

  • Citation/bibliographic management software. Organize/manage/format bibliographic references
    • Choosing citation management software What is citation management software. Comparison table and download links for EndNote, Mendeley, and Zotero
    • Tutorials for citation management software. Citation tutorials. EndNote, Zotero, Mendeley
    • EndNote. GT Library Subject Guide. Software for managing bibliographic citations (cite as you write, organize your references, etc.). Georgia Tech subscription
    • Mendeley. GT Library Subject Guide. Free reference manager; helps store, organize, note, share and cite references and research data
    • GT Library taught classes on EndNote, Zotero, Mendeley
    • Can Export Library database records directly into various citation management software.
    • Taken from the EndNote Subject Guide regarding Georgia Institute of Technology School of Electrical and Computer Engineering Optics Laboratory's GTERMS customizations: "The Georgia Tech Optics Laboratory has developed GTERMS, a set of EndNote customizations for an extended set of reference types commonly cited in engineering papers, optimized for citations in IEEE citation style." "You can find the GTERMS project on GitHub. The Complete GTERMS User File ZIP contains custom EndNote citation styles and reference types, a journal terms list for physics and electrical engineering, and instructions for implementing the customizations in EndNote, Word, and LaTeX/BibTeX."
  • Citation styles
  • Cited references, cited in bibliographies and footnotes (cited by; citing)
    • Cited References (Cited by) searches locate published articles that have cited a previous (earlier) work.
    • “Cited References” (Cited by) is a useful way to find articles that cite older classic references. 
    • Inspec and Compendex. Search - check both database boxes. Many records in the combined Engineering Village Inspec and Compendex databases have "Cited by in Scopus." Selected Inspec and Compendex records link to the paper's bibliography "References" (left column of record).
    • Selected ProQuest records have "Times cited" (cited by) and "References," such as within a ProQuest database, or within Web of Science ("Times cited xx on Web of Science" forward searching, and xx References). References - that specific item's bibliography references
    • Clarivate Web of Science platform.
      • Medline (medicine), Derwent Innovations Index (patents), Web of Science Core Collection ... and "All Databases." 
      • "Documents" (keywords, standard access points)
      • "Cited References" (cited by; an item is cited in earlier bibliographies and footnotes).
      • All cited references are indexed and searchable via "Cited Reference" Search.
      • "Cited References" search for an item that has been cited an earlier work.
      • If the source is not indexed by Clarivate (not in "Documents"), conduct a "Cited References" search using the first author named in the bibliography reference or footnote.
      • Can sort a list of records by "Sort by: Citations: highest first" or "Sort by: Date: newest first."
      • Keyword search alert: "Create Alert." 
      • Cited references (cited by) alert for one item: "Create citation alert."
      • Platform records have both "Citations" (times cited, cited by) and "References" (from the database paper's bibliography)
    • Other databases have cited references such as IEEEXplore, Goggle Scholar and more.
    • Alphabetical list of selected databases - left column of this guide

Services for students

Contact Bette Finn for customized one-on-one assistance searching the Library databases. Quick help by email and for in-depth assistance schedule a meeting to search the databases on your research topic.


E-Resource access and authenticatoin. OpenAthens at Georgia Tech


  • Guide - Accessing eResources. Issues, suggestions.

  • Begin at the Library home page, choosing A-Z Databases, or Journals A-Z, or GT Library Catalog

  • Selected e-resources require VPN, for remote access 
  •  "Report an eResource IssueReport form for authentication and access issues. Fill out this form if you have an electronic access question or problem (e-journals, databases, e-books, GT Library Catalog links, etc).
  • OpenAthens authenticates users for our electronic subscription content. OpenAthens authentication may require login to resources even if on campus. 
  • While accessing e-resources off-campus, you may notice an OpenAthens login screen. The OpenAthens screen may ask you to identify your home institution, such as the "Login via your institution: Other Institution Login" then "Find your organization" or "Find your institution." Search for Georgia Institute of Technology or Georgia Tech. The OpenAthens institution list may not be alphabetical. You may be asked to use the Georgia Tech login service for access to the resource. You may be asked to select your Federation, which is OpenAthens Federation or Open Athens Federation.