In this section, you will learn how to:

  1. Gather and combine keywords into an effective search
  2. Locate search tools that contain information relevant to your topic
  3. Interpret, narrow and sort search results to match your information needs
  4. Locate full-text items
Navigate to pages within this section:

  1. Identify Keywords
  2. Combine Keywords into a Search
  3. Locate Search Tools
  4. Fine-Tune Search Results
  5. Locate Full Text
  6. Search Quiz

Now that you have developed a topic and decided what types of sources will be most useful in researching it, it’s time to locate those sources. Search for:

  • books in catalogs
  • journal and newspaper articles, videos and images in databases
  • web sites in search engines

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a brief course in information literacy