Get an overview
The better you know your field of study and the search tools available to you, the easier it will get to find relevant literature.
You should therefore start by getting a brief overview of your specific field:
Check out the University Library's resources
The University Library has many different resources available to help you:
Decide on limits for your search
Identify key concepts and keywords for searching
First, identify the key concepts you are interested in.
Example: You want to investigate how digital tools make the workplace less productive.
Key concepts could be:
Then, find alternative keywords to these concepts that you will use for searching:
To find keywords for searching, think about:
Decide on how you will store your references
A literature search can result in many relevant sources you want to read and reference to at a later stage.
There are different software available to help you manage your references efficiently. Check out our site on Managing References for more information.