After finding the search terms for your research topic, you have to combine these search terms in a search profile, establishing specific relationships between the search terms. In library databases and catalogs, this is done using Boolean or logical operators such as AND, OR and NOT.
Successful searching is largely about being precise. Search techniques can help you search with precision and find what you need.
Evaluate search results
Evaluating the results of your literature search isn't easy. How do you find the best resources in the results list for your assignment? Which publications are most useful to read first and which publications could you leave unread for the time being or maybe even discard?
Use a reference manager
Collecting the information you need to create correct references can be a lot of work. There are tools available, called reference managers, to help you with this.
How to avoid plagiarism
Plagiarism is the use of another author's ideas, words, images, music or other work without disclosing the source. if you copy-paste from another person's work (be it internet, art or print) and fail to mention that you copied it from someone else you commit plagiarism!