Search process

Before you start searching for information on your assignment topic, it is important to be organised and have a clear process in mind. This will help you focus your search, and identify and resolve the issues you might encounter along the way.

Searching involves a number of steps that you might have to repeat as you fine tune your search. Check out this diagram of the information search process:

Information search Process Diagaram

Do you recognize the steps in the search process? Which step do you find yourself needing help most?

This tutorial will help you develop a better understanding of each step in the research process. If you are having difficulty with your search process at any time, you can Ask a Librarian.