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?