Plan Your Search Strategy

Get better search results by starting with a plan.

After defining your topic and questions, the next step in the research process is to develop a search strategy.

Your search strategy will depend on the type of information source you plan to use:

  • For print and electronic sources, identify keywords and concepts within your topic to use as search terms.
  • For electronic sources, you also need to know how to combine keywords to build a search string.

Doing this now will make your search more efficient and save time.


Next => Let's learn how to identify keywords and concepts

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