How has the ISO 9000 standard affected implementation of total quality management practices for businesses?
From your question, pick out the core words and/or phrases to use as keywords in your search for books and articles. Using the sample question above, the keywords are:
ISO 9000, total quality management, businesses
Don't stop here! Think of related concepts - synonyms and broader or narrower terms - to use in your searches. For example, in place of the keywords identified above, you might try:
standards, lean manufacturing, corporations
Mix and match your keywords to find more results when using the library catalog and journal article databases.
Use the EIU Online Catalog Search, located in the right-hand column of this page, to look for books at Booth Library.
You may wish to click on Advanced Search underneath the search box to add more terms to your search.
For this assignment, the journal article database Business Source Elite is a good one to use. You may also want to try searching in Academic Search Complete and Applied Science and Technology.
Find the above-listed journal article databases on the Booth Library resource page for Technology.
To brainstorm synonyms and related terms, use the database's thesaurus, which is listed at the top of the page in these databases.
You may wish to limit your results by Full Text, Scholarly (Peer Reviewed) Journals, or Publication Date.
Within a record, you are able to click on subject term hyperlinks to find more articles that have been tagged with the selected subject term. This is another way to identify pertinent keywords on which to search.
The default search is "Select a Field (optional)." You are able to choose from this drop-down menu to search for your keywords in the article Title or Abstract. If you are researching a particular corporation, you may want to search by Company Entity.
You are able to copy and paste the APA style citation for an article within these databases. After clicking on an article title in your search results, find the Cite option in the right-hand menu bar. Click on Cite and find the APA citation in the list.
A note of caution: Always check these citations for typos or inaccuracies. You are smarter than the computer!
See the Citations box in the right-hand column of this guide for additional resources for citing in APA format.