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Construction Management Research Guide

Welcome to Centennial College's Construction Management research guide. This guide will introduce you to the resources needed to successfully complete your papers and assignments.

CSM701: Learning Outcomes

Welcome to Centennial College's CSM701 research guide. This guide will introduce you to the processes and resources needed to successfully complete your papers and assignments. 

Learning Outcomes

1.  Searching as Strategic Exploration:

  • Identify a list of keywords specific to your topic in order to retrieve relevant websites and articles in a library database for your research assignment.

2.   Information has Value

  • Give credit to the original ideas of others through proper attribution and citation.

Example Topic

Find Construction Projects Proposals and Tenders:

Find other Call Documents by going to the City of Toronto website, Doing Business, Do Business with the City, then click on Call Process & Call Documents. 

City of Toronto - Doing Business


Example Search in Academic Search Premier:

Searching is iterative, and requires change in keywords, adding other keywords, removing some keywords, using subject terms, and trying your search several times to help you find relevant results. The key is not to give up!

Example search in Academic Search Premier that demonstrates the iterative process of searching.

APA Examples

APA Reference List Examples




Jones, B. (2008). On marketing principles in the twenty-first century: A view from the firm. Toronto, ON: Nelson.


Journal Article 



Harlow, H. F. (1983). Fundamentals for preparing psychology journal articles. Journal of Comparative and Physiological  Psychology, 55, 893-896.


Newspaper Article



Schultz, S. (2005, December 28). Calls made to strengthen state energy policies. The Country Today, pp. 1A, 2A.





Angeli, E., Wagner, J., Lawrick, E., Moore, K., Anderson, M., Soderland, L., & Brizee, A. (2010, May 5). General format. Retrieved from


Government Document



National Institute of Mental Health. (1990). Clinical training in serious mental illness (DHHS Publication No. ADM 90-1679). Washington, DC: U.S. Government Printing Office.


In-Text Citations

Basic: (Author, Year)

Direct Quote: (Author, Year, Page Number)


Watch Humber College's APA in minutes series to learn more about how to cite properly with APA 7th ed. 

Google Web Search

Try searching the terms:

  • Construction Project OR construction management
  • Tender
  • Toronto OR city OR municipal
  • Construction company name
  • project name
  • estimate OR value OR cost
  • example OR case study
  • sewer maintenance and repair


Google Web Search


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