Breaking your topic or research question into keywords the Pull out the words that indicate the main concepts of your topic.
Start your research with general background resources (Ex: Handbook, textbook and newspaper). This will help you to become familiar with the research history in the area related to your problem/question. Reading general background also helps you Knowing the words experts you will use when you begin searching for information in books and scholarly journals.
The library catalog lists all of the resources available at all library locations, including videos, archives, special collections, journal titles, books and electronic journal articles appropriate to your topic. The library subscribes to databases which make it easy for you to find the latest research available.
The next step in the research steps is to search for open access articles that are related to your research topic. but you have to evaluate the resources you find on the internet and make sure they are reliable resources. So that It is best to be skeptical when searching the open Internet for scholarly research.
How can you improve your search?
Quotation marks “ ”: Use quotation marks for exact phrases.
( ) parentheses: Use the minus operator (-) to narrow the search.
The wildcard operator (*): return pages with amusement and any other term(s) .