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ENGR 291: Keyword Searching

Pott College and Liberal Arts College Librarian

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Shane White
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Key Word Development for ENGR 291

Key words and terms generation:

-Know the history of your engineering problem.

Example: Researching the SpaceX explosion

Wikipedia and general news can provide key concepts, names of engineers or others who worked on the project or dealt with the aftermath, and may provide links to official reports that could help develop your topic further

-Write names, terms, locations and report titles down. Keep track of which terms you have used, what databases you have searched and all the resources you might use. This will save time as you write your report.

-Finally, pay attention to subject terms when looking at research articles. The subject terms may be the difference between finding one resource or many.