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LibrarySkills@UCL: Searching for information

A guide to search techniques and developing a search strategy for assignments, literature reviews and research.

Searching for information

Identifying information to inform your work requires search skills in order to:

  • develop an effective search strategy utilising standard search techniques;
  • ensure that search strategy is suited to the purpose of your search;
  • ensure you retrieve a comprehensive yet manageable set of results;
  • enable you to review and refine your search.