What is EasyBib?
Reliability of Wikipedia: anyone can edit it; may not be credible or reliable
What makes a research source reliable? The author, the date, the publisher, citations, references.
using different library information resources
searching on Google: “communications technology,” i.e., clay tablets (antiquity) to embedded chips (near future)
Kenrick: Architecture and Technology : WHAT ARE YOUR SEARCH TERMS??????
Search Fields: Author, Title, Abstract, Keywords, etc.
Boolean Search Terms: Most databases don’t understand natural language, i.e., “how are stairs designed?”, the database will not understand the question. I must make the question legible to the database, i.e., “stairs and design and history” or “stairs and architecture” or “stairs and usability and architecture”, the database can “read” the question
The Staircase: Studies of Hazards, Falls, and Safer Design By John Templer, Cambridge: MIT Press, 1992.
Open Internet Results:
Subjects: staircases, culture and technology, history of technology
Sennacherib, Archimedes, and the Water Screw: The Context of Invention in the Ancient World
Gale Virtual Reference Library
Applied Science and Technology