Currently I am working on a independent project at school that is about the history of Boeing jets. My candidates were the 737 the 767 the 777 and the 787. If anyone has any website suggestions for researching or any info on the types of aircraft I will happily accept that information and include it in my project write up.
I am currently researching the 737 and the websites I used were Boeing’s website Mitsubishi’s website and Wikipedia to get some basic easy things down.
Thank you for your help and corroboration and have a good day where ever your location may be!
Wikipedia is a great starting point but make sure you can back up the figures elsewhere as it can be in accurate due to the global nature of it. For the 737 this seems a cool and helpful website for you with history and technical specs etc http://www.b737.org.uk/.
For business wise things… Boeing.com (I’m being serious) if you can work your way through it, there is some good information including history.
I know I know, we’re living in the time of the World Wide Web and I can’t believe I’m going to say this because it makes me feel old and I never believed it myself when my teachers told me. But it’s true:
Don’t base your research only on the Internet. There are so many very interesting things you can find in books and magazines. I once had to do a presentation about the Enlightenment and it’s philosophy. Couldn’t find anything useful on the Internet so I went to the library and studied a couple book. One of my best presentations so far.
Anyway, it’ll probably give you some extra points as well when you have a couple books as sources.
Sadly I can’t recommend you a book for this specific topic as I don’t know one. But I’m sure you’ll find something.
With aviation the internet far exceeds anything a book provides. There are topics which would be far better researched through books but certainly not this. We live in a world where you can go on YouTube and see the history of Boeing or see an interview with the chief designer or engineer of the jumbo.
@NathanD. MaxSuggests: “You Tube” has a fine Boeing History video as well as great by type video’s as well. Check it out.
Good Luck on the project… “If it ain’t Boeing it t ain’t Going”.
Glad you chose the 777. It’s an extraordinary aircraft.
For research purposes, use databases. Go to your local library website and look for databases. You will most likely have to enter a library card number. The amazing thing about databases is that there are people how get paid to verify the factuality of all the info in a database, so you know you can rely on them as sources. Often times they will have hundreds of articles, pictures, Audio files, and videos for a specific topic. If you live in the US, part of your taxes go to the library, who then use that money to pay for access to databases. If you’re doing Boeing, you can try and find the patents and original technical drawings on government websites. Another great resource is https://www.archives.gov which has pretty much the history of everything involving the US.
Websites with .org can be biased as they could be organizations that could benefit from telling only one side of the story. .gov is MUCH better, and if you can, use those websites
If there is nothing in your local library, they might be able to call up other libraries in the area instead see if they have anything
This is true and very important, however, don’t use info directly from Wikipedia. Instead go to the citations and use the info there if you can’t find anything else.
Hope you have fun with your project, good luck!🙂
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