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PROJ 385: GNT Capstone Project: Finding Information

How to find the information and data you need for your final project

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Finding Subject Specific Information

If you need secondary sources about engineering or construction topics, check out these databases:


For a complete list of resources on these topics, go to:

Finding Information Using Google

Google Web Search

Google Tips and Tricks

1. Add site:.ca to search for Canadian content. This works for other domains too, such as .gc.ca for Canadian government or.edu for colleges and universities.

2. Use the minus sign (-) in place of NOT to remove results with a certain word.

3. Like in Library Search, use Quotes (" ") to find phrases, such as "Southern Alberta Institute of Technology" or "Repetitive Strain Injury". 

4. Use the Advanced Search. The Advanced Search will make it easier to break up your concepts and search strategically. 

5. Evaluate critically. Be careful about using any result you find online, as there may be bias, issues with credibility, and sometimes just downright lies. Evaluate your information using RADAR.

 

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Highlighted Resources

Need Data?

You can find demographic, geographic, and economic data via various government agencies. Some examples include:

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