Digital Transformation and Innovation DTI


This online handout gives direct links to additional information for your assignments in DTI7101. It is a supplement to the full Digital Transformation and Innovation research guide, which you can access from the tabs above. In particular, see the page on finding research articles in this field.

You may want to bookmark this page as well as the Management Library page for quick access.

Research Guides

Our research guides can help you by giving you links to the most relevant and useful resources we have access to on a given subject.


Standard Google-style search vs. Complex search

Take time to learn how different search engines and databases work to improve your search results.

  • Search: e-business technologies in small businesses in North America
    • Web of Science: 3 results (topic search)
    • ABI/INFORM Global: 16 results (anywhere except full-text search)
    • Google Scholar: 18,600 results
  • Search: (“e-business technolog*” OR “e-commerce technolog*” OR ICT) AND (“small business*” OR “small and medium enterprise*” or “SMEs”) AND (“North America” OR Canada OR “United States”)
    • Web of Science: 24 results (topic search)
    • ABI/INFORM Global: 136 results (anywhere except full-text)
    • Google Scholar: 9,060 results, but Google Scholar is not designed to search this way

About Citation Analysis

What is it?

The process whereby the impact or "quality" of an article is assessed by counting the number of times other authors mention it in their work.

Why use it?

  • To find out how much impact a particular article has had, by showing which other authors based some work upon it or cited it as an example within their own papers.
  • To find out more about a field or topic; i.e. by reading the papers that cite a seminal work in that area.
  • To determine how much impact a particular author has had by looking at his/her total number of citations.

One of the most widely known citation analysis tools is Web of Science which began in print in 1961.

More databases and web-based resources are making citation analysis more useful and widespread. Scopus has developed a tool called Citation Tracker, where citation analysis has become simple and easy to do. To know more about Scopus and its features, consult their Quick Reference Guide.

See also: Article Impact Metrics

Literature Review Tips

Review the Starting your Research section of this guide, and in particular this guide from North Carolina State University Writing and Speaking Tutorial Service:

Looking for examples of literature reviews? Consult theses and dissertations:

Using Mendeley to save your references from databases? Review this handy guide created by York University Libraries:

Can't find what you're looking for?

If a book is not in our catalogue or an article not available in full-text, you can try to get it from another library by interlibrary loan through RACER, our free interlibrary loan service.