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The Research Process
A successful search strategy involves determining the best search terms to use, and then formulating the best search combination. This is an iterative process.
- Begin your process by identifying the main subjects you'd like to explore, and identify synonyms.
- Do a preliminary search in FASTsearch or even Google Scholar to determine if your initial search terms are yielding the results you want.
- Make modifications to your search strategy as necessary, consulting database thesauri or examining the subject headings and keywords assigned to relevant articles.
- Employ relevant search tools and techniques as outlined in this guide.