1. Make a list of the important keywords for your topic. You will use them in your search for information.
2. Put search terms that are phrases in quotation marks and connect search terms with "AND" & "OR". For example:
"stress reduction programs" AND "higher education"
"college students" OR "undergraduates"
3. Make use of the filter boxes to focus your search results. These are usually found on the lower part of the original search screen or on the left side of the search results screen (after searching). For example:
4. Look in more than online database. You will find different things in each database.