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Writing for Engineering 119 (Bultena)

Researching Information Tools in Engineering

Use It!

Google is a powerful search engine that can find lots of information on the Web. Knowing how to use it effectively will cut down your searching time and give you better results.

 

Google News & Blogs

You can choose to search in blogs by starting in Google's News search.  Then select Tools to see the Blogs option.

Google Strategies

#1 Search in a specific site or domain.

Examples:

  • "dji phantom 4" specs site:https://www.dji.com
  • "dji phantom 4" site:.gov

#1 Search for a specific filetype.

Example:

  • "dji phantom 4" specs  site:https://www.dji.com filetype:pdf

These options are available in Google Advanced Search.

Keywords

Terminology

specs / specifications laws terms related to the issue e.g.
user manual code emissions
product profile regulations / regulate privacy
product sheet standards security
  policy / policies safety
  legislation theft