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For Researchers

Library resources and services to assist Southern Cross University researchers throughout the research lifecycle

Skills for searching the literature

A good search strategy is essential to get the best results and to feel confident that you have found all relevant material for your Literature Review.

See Database search tips for helpful, timesaving tips.

Finding and searching using the most appropriate descriptor or subject heading in a database ensures you find ALL the relevant material on that topic within that database.  

Keep records of where you search and what search terms you used, so you don't waste time repeating searches at a later date!

Structured searching videos

Documenting (& saving) your search strategies