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Learning, Research & Organisational Skills - Planning Your Search & Templates - Planning Your Search Checklist

Your Subject/Topic:

Your Assignment/Question(s):

What do I need to know?

Break your topic/question down into its broad areas, ideas or concepts:

Create a list of specific words that relate to what you are searching for:

[commonly used and/or recognised terms for your topic]:

Create a list of phrases that you are looking for:

[using specific words and phrases that are commonly used and/or recognised will make your search more specific]:

Also list any alternative words you have chosen:

[for example: ‘adolescents’ and ‘young people’ have roughly the same meaning]:

 

Remember to consider:

Abbreviations - e.g. UK, United Kingdom.

Plurals – e.g. Child, Children.

Variations in spelling – e.g. Specialised,

Specialized.

Variations in terminology used in different cultures/countries.

 

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