Developing Your Search Techniques

1 Introduction to Developing Your Search Techniques

This section will help you develop effective techniques of searching for the academic information you need. The method of delivery is a mixture of text and a variety of presentations. 

On completion of this section, you will have a better understanding of the main aspects of effective searching and how to maximise the focus and relevance of your search results.

Thinking points:

  • Why is an effective search technique important to your research?

  • How can you ensure your search is comprehensive?

  • How would you define the subject of your research in its broadest and narrowest sense?