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4. Design your search strategy

Search strategy

Before you start searching in the databases it is wise to have a search strategy.  You will want to brainstorm key words or phrases hat you can use to describe your topic.  You won't put entire sentences into the database search boxes, but instead key terms and their synonyms.  

Watch the video below, keeping in mind your own topic, so that you can generate your search terms.

Search terms worksheet

Use this worksheet to help you record the search terms you will use for your search.  If you would prefer, you can also make your own for this section.

Last Updated: Apr 24, 2024 3:26 PM