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Researching Sustainability

Before you start searching for information, it is always good practice to take some time to think about your topic and plan out a search strategy.

  • Think about the types of information you may need: books, journals articles, news legal sources etc
  • Plan how to search online:  think about your search terms and how you can combine them for the most effective searching online.
  • Evaluate your search results: check on relevance to your topic and quality of search results and be prepared to modify searches to get better results

If you need more guidance on these areas, take a look at the in depth Search techniques Libguide which will help you build effective search skills so that you can more quickly and effectively find the high quality information you need,

An effective search strategy is a cyclical process

Diagram showing cyclical search strategy process

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