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Mining Engineering

Find articles on a topic

Core Databases in Mining Engineering:

  • Compendex - comprehensive, interdisciplinary engineering database; can also select to search GEOBASE (earth sciences database) at the same time
    • Search tips for Compendex/GEOBASE:
      • OR synonyms for an individual concept, AND different concepts
      • Compendex automatically searches for variant word endings through its autostemming feature
        • e.g., type controllers and it will automatically search for controllerscontrolcontrollingcontrolledcontrols
        • autostemming NOT applied within quotes
      • alternatively, use * to search for variant word endings yourself
        • turns off autostemming and is NOT applied within quotes
      • use quotes to find an exact phrase, e.g., “chemical engineering”
      • use NEAR/x to find search terms in any order, within x words of each other in the title or abstract, e.g., oil NEAR/3 spill will find oil spilloil spillsspilling of chemicals and oil
         
  • GeoRef - provides access to the geoscience literature of the world
     

Need more references? Other databases to explore:

  • Environmental Sciences and Pollution Management
  • Google Scholar – useful for finding a few relevant articles on a topic
    • Search tips for Google Scholar:
      • you can include synonyms for just one concept and place parentheses around your synonyms, e.g., (feasibility OR scoping OR comparative OR "order of magnitude") gold mine
      • Google Scholar automatically searches for variant word endings
  • Materials Research Database
  • SciFinder - provides references to the chemical literature, including substance and reaction information; useful for finding the experimental properties of substances
  • Scopus - multidisciplinary; includes how many times an article was cited and who cited it
  • Web of Science - multidisciplinaryincludes how many times an article was cited and who cited it
     
  • Canadian Research Index – provides references to Canadian government publications at the federal, provincial, and municipal levels
  • CBCA Complete - provides references to Canadian publications

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