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Industrial and Systems Engineering

Scholarly sources for Industrial and Systems Engineering research

Scholarly sources, which are normally published in journals, as book chapters, or in conference proceedings, usually cover specific topics at a fairly deep level. In Industrial and Systems Engineering, scholarly sources may include journal articles and papers in conference proceedings.

From this page you can 

  • See recommended databases for Industrial and Systems Engineering, where you can search for articles by title, author or topic 
  • Access journals in Industrial and Systems Engineering, to browse recent issues and see what scholars are discussing there 
  • Browse a virtual bookshelf of Industrial and Systems Engineering books at the Georgia Tech Library
  • Learn how to request resources through interlibrary loan

What is a database and why use one

What is a scholarly database? 

A scholarly database organizes the best quality, most relevant information for a field or discipline in one place so it can be searched. Because there is so much scholarly research and so many different fields, databases specialize in which kinds of information or tools they provide. 

Why use a scholarly database? 

Scholarly databases take into account the important publications and research methods of a field or discipline. The database helps you make choices about which articles you want to see - by subject, dates of publication, overall topic, and more. Google and Google Scholar, while vast, do no quality control on the content they provide or give you good tools to narrow your focus. 

Recommended databases for Industrial and Systems Engineering

Related databases of interest include:

Find additional databases on our A-Z Databases page. Or search for articles by author, title or topic through Articles+ in the Library Catalog. 

Technical Reports:

Find top Industrial and Systems Engineering journals

Key journals include: 
          Operations Research [included in the INFORMS PubsOnline database]
          Management Science [included in the INFORMS PubsOnline database] ;
          Journal of the Operational Research Society [within Taylor & Francis Online; easiest link is from Library's eJournals page]
          Journal of Product Innovation Management [within Wiley Online Library; easiest link is from Library's eJournals page]
Key trade periodicals include: Industrial Management [from IISE - full-text from ABI/Inform Collection; link from Library's eJournals page]
Some publishers and societies have online platforms for their journals:  IEEE Xplore ; ScienceDirect [from Elsevier] ;  INFORMS PubsOnline ;


The Library's eJournals search page notes all full-text online journals and periodicals.

How to use Interlibrary Loan