V. Creating a Search Strategy can be challenging if you don’t know very much about your topic, yet. Here are some steps that can help you find search terms and develop a search strategy:

A. Tutorial: Creating an effective search strategy by University of Minnesota Libraries

B. Create a Search Strategy worksheet

C. Identify and list main concepts and keywords related to your topic.

D. List synonyms and related terms (both narrower and broader) for your main concept terms and keywords.

E. Combine search terms with AND and OR in different ways. The most effective terms or search in one database may not be as effective in another database.

F. Create different ways to phrase your search question.

What is a search strategy?  by The University of Texas 

MD Anderson Cancer Center Library

Create a Search Strategy by DePaul University

Search strategies by QUT Library