You can save yourself some time and frustration if you plan your search strategy before you start looking for articles. It's like having a shopping list before going to the grocery store. Furthermore, having a record of what, where, and how you searched can help you replicate your search later or make modifications to improve your results.
What's in a search strategy?
For more about all of these elements, look at the boxes below and in the blue tabs on the left.
Which databases you choose to search will largely depend on two factors:
Here are some short videos to help you become familiar with the strengths, weakness, and topical coverage of a few of our most popular databases.