The answers to these four questions will help define your research project or topic:
Source: UNC Library
Source: University of Kentucky Libraries
Source: Pfau Library, California State University, San Bernardino
Source: KU Libraries
Well-developed SEARCHING SKILLS are at the core of good research. Using effective search strategies is vital to finding relevant sources. Selecting appropriate KEYWORDS and using BOOLEAN SEARCHES will greatly improve the quality and focus of your search results, especially while using DATABASES.