Consider applying a strategy before you type your search terms into a database or search engine. Creating a strategy can help you:
This activity engages you with your research and encourages you to pay attention to the details of your search process. Ultimately, you will be able to maximize the amount and quality of relevant research you find.
Whether you are searching in-person or online, in-depth research can greatly benefit from documentation. Documenting your search processes allows you to:
What to include in your documentation:
A citation manager allows you to collect and organize sources from your research. Use the note function to describe the database and search terms you used to find that article and the date you retrieved it.