Article searching is a great way to learn more about a research topic, companies and industries. Articles can often help fill in the gaps between when annual reports, company profiles, and other items are published. They can also cover certain research topics more in depth than a general overview.
Your search strategies will depend partly on the research tools you use. Here are some search tips to get you started.
1. Identify the important nouns or main ideas in your research question.
2. Generate synonyms for each main term, along with words that are narrower, broader, and related.
3. Start searching and modify your keywords (also known as search terms) as necessary.
Watch this video from the University of Houston Libraries to learn more about this process: