As you identify useful articles and books, download the citations from the databases, catalog, and web into a citation manager. For more information, see the following tabs.
1. Use the report text and your classroom materials to create a list of keywords and phrases.
2. Develop a list of synonyms that may be used by authors to describe your keywords.
3. Use the database thesaurus to check for both your main keywords and synonyms to create a list of terms that is in alignment with the database wording.
4. Use the handout below to create a series of search strings and then to plan an orderly search.