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Identifying Search Terms
The first step in creating a successful search strategy is to interpret your assignment brief and identify words and phrases that represent the most important ideas or concepts; these words and phrases will become your keywords.
The resources below will help you to identify your keywords and how to incorporate them into your search strategy.
Advanced Search Techniques
This guide explores more advanced techniques for searching the literature.
Building your Search
Building your Search Worksheet
This worksheet guides you through building your search in preparation for using mySearch or searching individual databases.
Search Strategy Form
Search strategy form
This search strategy proforma helps you to document how you have carried out your search.
Different Types of Information
This guide from Westminster University takes you through, step by step, the different types of information you can use for your assignments.