|Frame your topic as a research question
|Identify key terms within your research question.
|Construct a search statement that consists of your key terms and appropriate Boolean operators. You may also need to incorporate parentheses as well.
|Run your search.
|Assess your results.
|If the results aren't useful, go to Step 7. Otherwise, you're done.
|Construct a search statement using variations of your key terms.
|Run your revised search
|Assess results of revised search.
|If results of revised search are not useful, repeat Steps 7-9 until you get an acceptable set of results. Otherwise, you're done.
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