(1) Break it Down
Develop a research question
Identify the key concepts in your question
Brainstorm key terms (i.e. synonyms, related concepts) for each identified concept
(2) Find & Replace
Enter a key term from each concept group to enter into the database
Not finding anything useful? Replace the key terms you used in your search and try again.
(3) Don't Scroll--Refine
Don't scroll through your results! Use the limiters alongside the results (e.g. resource type, publication date, subject) to refine your results to a manageable number (i.e. 50 or less). Now go ahead and scroll.