Try, Try Again

Ogando, Joseph
February 2006
Design News;2/27/2006, Vol. 61 Issue 3, p14
Trade Publication
The article presents the author's comments on the search for technical information on Web search engines. Generic services like Google and Yahoo provide fast access to free technical information. The author suggests that it is better to put narrower terms instead of broader ones. The results will continue to narrow if one keep searching and use more restrictive search terms. He says that one of the biggest mistakes engineers make when searching for technical information is that they give up too soon. A good vertical search engine will filter out most of the non-technical information, saving a huge amount of time. General search engine like Google may turn up valuable information a vertical search engine might miss.


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