No matter what the resource or where it is, subject-specific keyword lists can really help you refine your search.
When you're looking for information using search engines and databases, there are a few simple techniques that will help you find what you need:
- don't include small words like ‘at', ‘a', ‘in', ‘of', ‘the', etc.
- use complex keywords and phrases
A good way to get more targeted results is to use a general word like 'women' with a more specific word like a place or person's name.
- use quotation marks to search for an exact phrase, such as a title or a person's name
- Try using Google Scholar as it offers an Advanced Scholar Search function that allows you to construct your search for a more accurate hit.
- Search faster, search smarter University of Sydney
- Searching the web RMIT
- Google search basics, basic search help
- Google search basics, more search help