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Writing 2130F: Communications for Engineers

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Developing a Search Strategy

Literature searching is an iterative process, so:

  • Don't rely on one search to find everything
  • Add new search terms as you find them

Step 1: Identify the main concepts
Step 2: Identify synonyms or alternate search terms
Step 3: Combine search terms
Step 4: Run your search
Step 5: Add search limits when necessary
Step 6: Review the results, modify your search if necessary

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