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Case Study Research

This guide will assist researchers in finding both individual case studies and information on how to analyze and design case studies.

Finding a Case Study

Search for case studies in EAGLEsearch

Example: "case study" AND aviation

Below are instructions for locating case studies in some aviation specific databases:

  1. Select Advanced Search from the menu at the top of the page
  2. In the search box, enter a term or terms to descirbe the topic of your search
  3. Below, in the "Document type" box, select Case Study
  4. Click on Search

  1. In the search box, type in the following with quotes: "case study"
  2. To search for case studies in a particular area, type AND followed by a keyword related to your topic
    • i.e. "case study" AND uas
  3. Click on Search

Below are instructions for locating case studies in some business specific databases:


  1. In the search box, enter a term or terms to descirbe the topic of your search
  2. Below, in the "Limit your results" box and in the "Publication Type" field, select Case Study
  3. Click Search

  1. Select Advanced Search either in the menu at the top of the page or under the search box
  2. In the first search box, type in: "case study"
  3. In the dropdown to the right change All fields to Item Title
  4. In the second search box, enter a term or terms related to your topic
  5. Click Search

Below are instructions for locating case studies in some engineering specific databases:

  1. In the Search Access Engineering box, enter: "case study" OR "case studies"
  2. Click Search
  3. Add topic-related terms to the search above to focus your search, or use the filtering options in the "Narrow Your Search" box on the left side of the page

  1. In the search box, type in the following with quotes: "case study"
  2. To search for case studies in a particular area, type AND followed by a keyword related to your topic
    • ​​i.e. "case study" AND avionics
  3. Click on the magnifying glass (search button)

Below are instructions for locating case studies in some general/multidisciplinary databases:

  1. Select Advanced Search from the menu at the top of the page
  2. In the search box, enter a term or terms related to your topic
  3. Below, in the "Document type" box, select Case Study
  4. Click Search

  1. In the search box, type in the following with quotes: "case study"
  2. To search for case studies in a particular area, type AND followed by a keyword related to your topic
    • i.e. "case study" AND communication
  3. Click on the magnifying glass (Search button) 

  1. In the search box, type in the following with quotes: "case study"
  2. To search for case studies in a particular area, type AND followed by a keyword related to your topic
    • i.e. "case study" AND security
  3. Click Search

Below are instructions for locating case studies in some psychology specific databases:

  1. In the search box, type in the following with quotes: "case study"
  2. To search for case studies in a particular area, type AND followed by a keyword related to your topic
    • i.e. "case study" AND behavior
  3. Click Search

  1. In the search box, type in the following with quotes: "case study"
  2. To search for case studies in a particular area, type AND followed by a keyword related to your topic
    • i.e. "case study" AND aviation
  3. Click on the magnifying glass (search button)

  1. In the first search box, type in the following with quotes: "case study"
  2. To the left of the first search box, change the dropdown Anywhere to Title
  3. In the second search box, type in a keyword related to your topic
  4. Click Search

Below are instructions for locating case studies in some science specific databases:

  1. In the search box, type in with quotes: "case study"
  2. To search for case studies in a particular area, type AND followed by a keyword related to your topic
    • i.e. "case study" AND physics
  3. Click Search

  1. In the search box, type in the following with quotes: "case study"
  2. To search for case studies in a particular area, type AND followed by a keyword related to your topic
    • i.e. "case study" AND energy
  3. Click Search

Below are instructions for locating case studies in some general/multidisciplinary databases:

  1. In the search box, type in the following with quotes: "case study"
  2. To search for case studies in a particular area, type AND followed by a keyword related to your topic
    • i.e. "case study" AND highway
  3. Click on the magnifying glass (search button)