1. Identify the keywords or key phrases in your research need.
Does the recent election in Burma reflect a move away from a totalitarian government?
2. Identify synonyms for those words and phrases:
3. Use search techniques to improve your search results:
|vot* = vote OR voting||symbols to expand search terms (truncation)|
|election AND Burma||AND, OR, NOT to combine search terms|
|“human rights”||quotation marks around phrases|
4. Use the "Identifying Search Terms Worksheet" in the left Get Help with Search Terms box to try it yourself.