Search strategy steps
Write down your question/thesis
Consult a dictionary, thesaurus, encyclopedia for background
Write down key words/phrases and synonyms
Decide whether format matters. Format includes books, journal articles, newspapers, full text articles, human resources, videos, primary/secondary, WWW, state, or U.S. publications.
Select an index appropriate for your research needs. (Ask a librarian for assistance.)
Need to contact your librarian?
last updated on 3/30/99