Take a moment to reflect on your topic. Write a sentence or two in response to the following questions:
Macro Research Tips:
"Iterate" - "perform
or utter repeatedly." Modify and repeat searches until you find what you want. Determine optimal search settings.
"Terminology" - Determine if there is specialized terminology or vocabulary for your topic. What's the "insider language"? Consider potential variations on the terms you use to search; think about synonyms.
"Like begets like" OR "One good source leads to another"- "Mine" citations: a work on your topic may cite other works on your topic.
Micro Research Tips a.k.a search mechanics:
Group search strings with quotation marks. It's possible to use multiple groups.
Use filters and linkages to narrow or focus results
Search inside an electronic source